Item Info

Item No: mcah021152
Title: Odes
Script: Humanistic
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 115v
Source: Rare Book Department

This page begins Horace's Ode VII, Diffugere nives redeunt iam gramina campis arboribusque comae.

Although Horace was known throughout the Middle Ages, his writings became especially popular in the Renaissance with the Italian humanists who sought to revive Classical learning and literature.
The ideals of the humanists were also reflected in the design of their manuscripts. The elegant design of the initial recalls the letter forms used in Roman epigraphy. The relatively clear script that resembles modern handwriting (as compared to examples of Gothic bookhand) was favored by Renaissance patrons because they believed it represented Classical script. In truth, scribes and illuminators were copying from manuscripts produced in the ninth and tenth centuries during the Carolingian period.

Sirsi Catalog Key: 1545996
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1499
Image Dimensions Width: 243 mm
ShelfMark: Horace MS 2
Creator Name: Horace - Author