Parchment, 92 ff., c. 22,5 × 14,5 cm; Italy, 1100-1150
The manuscript contains two ancient treatises on rhetoric, Cicero’s De inventione and the anonymous Rhetorica ad Herennium, in the Middle Ages ascribed to Cicero. So, too, in this manuscript
De inventione is divided into two books, Rhetorica ad Herennium into four. In GKS 1999 4° (as in other manuscripts) Rhetorica ad Herennium is divided into 6 books, with markings of a new book at IV.xiii.19 and IV.xxxv.47
On the last pages of the manuscript (f. 91v-92v) an accessus has been copied: "Si tam agentis persone ... AUT PRO RE HOMINEM"
A note on f. 1r tells that the manuscript once belonged to Jean Nicot (1530-1600). It later came to the library of Gottorp Castle near Schleswig, whose manuscripts were transferred to Copenhagen in 1735
Bibl.: Ellen Jørgensen, Catalogus codicum Latinorum medii ævi Bibliothecæ Regiæ Hafniensis, København 1926, p. 295. - Birger Munk Olsen, L'Étude des auteurs classiques latins aux XIe et XIIe siècles, vol. 1, Paris 1982, p. 191