Microfilms and Reproductions of Manuscripts collected by Professor Michael Winterbottom

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Film 1899-1942; MS. Photogr. c. 24/1-6
  • Dates of Creation
      20th century
  • Language of Material
      Latin, and Ancient Greek (to 1453).
  • Physical Description
      44 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Microfilms and reproductions mostly of medieval and renaissance manuscripts of Latin classical texts, collected by Dr Michael Winterbottom, consisting of:  

  • Quintilian, Institutio oratoria - see M. Winterbottom's edition, Oxford Classical Texts, 2 vols., 1970, and his articles, 'Fifteeth-century manuscripts of Quintilian' in The Classical Quarterly, N.S. 17 (1967), pp. 339-69, and 'Quintilian, Institutio oratoria' in Texts and Transmission: a survey of the Latin classics (ed. L.D. Reynolds), Oxford 1983, pp. 332-4.
  • Quintilian (?), Declamationes minores - see M. Winterbottom's edition, The Minor Declamations ascribed to Quintilian (= Texte und Kommentare, 13), Berlin & New York 1984; and his article, 'Quintilian (?), Declamationes minores', in Texts and Transmissions, p. 337.
  • Tacitus, Minor Works: Dialogus, Germania - see M. Winterbottom's edition (with R.M. Ogilvie) of Cornelii Taciti opera minora, Oxford Classical Texts, Oxford 1975, and his articles 'The transmission of Tacitus' Dialogus', Philologus, 116 (1972), pp. 114-28, 'The manuscript tradition of Tacitus' Germania', Classical Philology, 70 (1975), pp. 1-7, and 'Tacitus, Minor Works', in Texts and Transmission, pp. 410-11.
  • Abbo of Fleury, Vita S. Edmundi - see M. Winterbottom's edition, in Three Lives of English Saints (Toronto Medieval Latin Texts), Toronto 1972, esp. pp. 8-10, 12-13, 65-87, 91-2.
  • Other texts

Administrative / Biographical History

Michael Winterbottom (b 1934) is Corpus Christi Professor of Latin, University of Oxford and Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Details are given in Who's Who.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The microfilms and reproductions were given to the Library by Professor Michael Winterbottom in 1990.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.


See Scope and Content

Additional Information

The originals are located in various places, see catalogue for further details.