This book of poems by the Roman poet, Horace, was edited by Marc-Antoine Muret, a French humanist famous for having revived Ciceronian Latin style and highly praised for his pedagogic skills. The Queens’ copy has been used as a workbook, possibly by a student.
This image shows the blank side of the title page where the reader has inscribed notes on Latin scansion (the visual analysis of a poem’s meter). The first lines refer to ‘Pherecratean’ and ‘Glyconius’ meters – both of which are characteristic verse forms used by two poets from Lesbos, Sappho and Alcaeus, in the sixth century BC. All are accompanied by classical notation which determines the stressed (-) and unstressed (˘) syllables of the meters.
Title: Horatius M. Antonii Mureti in eundem annotationes [Horace with the annotations of M. Antoine Muret] (Lyon, 1573)
Shelfmark: I.8.26 (catalogue record)
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