Vergilius, Georgica; Vergilius, Aeneis; verses, especially on Virgil and his works


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Vergilius, Georgica; Vergilius, Aeneis; verses, especially on Virgil and his works

genre – text type

classical literature

content

(fol. 1r-31v) Vergilius, Georgica (with notes (partly from Servius) and glosses); (fol. 32r-172v) Vergilius, Aeneis (with notes (partly from Servius) and glosses); (fol. 31v) Servius, Commentary on the Aeneis, praefatio; (fol. 172v-173r) Laudes Vergilii; (fol 173r-v) loose short phrases, verses, extracts (i.a. Ps. Ovid, Versus de Virgilio; Ps. Ovid (= Ausonius), Versus de XII laboribus Herculis, extracts from Servius, Commentary on the Bucolica)

incipit

(fol. 1r) Publii Virgilii Maronis Carm(ini)s Bucolic[...] in quo Theocritum vicit explicit utere feliciter

explicit

(fol. 173v) Ista semel versus transivit et alter ater sus

language

Latin

origin

Carolingian Empire, Northern France (?)

date

Mid-9th c.

script

Caroline minuscule

decoration

decorated initials; marginal decorations

miniatures

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historiated initials

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codicological description

parchment; (i) + 173 + (i) ff.; 27.5 x 20.5 cm; 1 column; 1-3 (8), 4 (8-1), 5-16 (8), 17 (8-2), 18-22 (8)

provenance

Benedictine abbey of Gembloux; Royal Library of Belgium (Brussels)

coats of arms

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binding

ancient binding (17th century)

bibliography

P. Thomas, Catalogue des manuscrits de classiques latins de la Bibliothèque royale de Bruxelles, Gand, 1896, p. 17-18; R. Calcoen, Inventaire des manuscrits scientifiques de la Bibliothèque royale Albert Ier, II, Bruxelles, 1971, p. 15-16; C.F. Murgia, Prolegomena to Servius 5 - The manuscripts, Berkeley - Los Angeles - London, 1975, p. 46, 144-145; B. Munk Olsen, L'étude des auteurs classiques latins aux XIe et XIIe siècles. II Catalogue des manuscrits classiques latins copiés du IXe au XIIe siècle: Livius - Vitruvius, Florilèges - Essais de plume, Paris, 1985, p. 709.