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DE OFFICIUS ET ALIA BY MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO

Date of Manuscript: 1481 Manuscript prepared by an unknown scribe for a student of grammar, rhetoric, and poetics in 1446. It is an attractively written folio edition of Cicero’s primary philosophical and ethical works implemented as a schoolbook for instructing students in grammar and morale in the fifteenth century. Included in the manuscript is an elaborate commentary by the scribe who prepared the manuscript and the student who used the manuscript for his education. While providing the qualities and primary teachings of one of Rome’s greatest influences in Cicero, this work also opens an important window into the practice of elementary education in Renaissance Italy. #0771
 

 

 

 

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