Codex Laudunensis 468. A Ninth-Century Guide to Virgil, Sedulius, and the Liberal Arts.

Title:
Codex Laudunensis 468. A Ninth-Century Guide to Virgil, Sedulius, and the Liberal Arts.
Library:
Bibliothèque municipale
Language:
Latin
City:
VERDUN, France
Shelf Mark:
Ms. 468
Origin:
Laon, France
Dimensions:
fols. A-B + 61 fols. -- ca. 303 x 222mm.
Date Description:
Third quarter of the 9th century
Author:
Martin Hiberniensis (Martin Scottus, Martin the Scot, Martin the Irishman)(819-875)
Content:
introduction to the poetical works of Virgil (Vergil) and Sedulius -- The flyleaves came from an early 9th century collection of sermons of Paul the Deacon, with capitula -- fols. 1r-5v: Introduction to the life and works of Virgil: Vita Publii Virgilii (fols. 1r-2r) is followed by several commentaries, mainly by Servius, on the beginning of the various works of Virgil -- fols. 5v-8v : Glossary on Muses, Fates, and Godesses ... many from Isidore Etymologies -- fols. 9r-11r : The liberal arts (Isidore, Etymologiae & differentiae + Jerome Epistula 8) -- fols. 11r-14v : Glossary of philosophers, poets, sibyls, magicians and pagan gods (mostly from Etymologies) -- fols. 15r-19v : On familial relationships (from Etym. IX.5) -- fols. 18r-51r : glossary on Virgilian epithets -- fols. 52r-61e : Glosses on Carmen Paschale of Sedulius.
Hand:
Carolingian minuscule typical of third quarter of 9th century, but with Insular features. The first 3 lines of fol.1r, for instance, as well as numerous marginalia are in the hand of Martin of Laon -- The table of contents on flyleaf Bv is by Adelelm of Laon (end 9th-early 10th century);
Illuminations:
No
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] Paleography (Rm. 715Q) Oversize Z 114 .A74 v. 3 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete full-size, monochrome reproduction of the entire manuscript -- white margins surround each page --
Series:
Armarium codicum insignium 3
Publication Date:
1984
Place of Publication:
Turnhout, Belgium
Publisher:
Brepols
Notes:
Introduction by John Contreni -- Some early German glosses (fols. 24r, 27r, 33r, 34r (2), 37r, 46v, see p. 18 of Introduction)
Type of Text:
autograph, autograph notes, didactic, glossary, grammatical, schoolbook, secular