Petrus Diaconus, Liber de diversis quaestiunculis [et alia opera]


shelfmark

Brussels, KBR, ms. II 2572 (olim R16806, Phillipps 12458 and 12362*)

 

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Petrus Diaconus, Liber de diversis quaestiunculis [et alia opera]

genre – text type

Patristic literature; grammar

content

(fol. 1r- 17v) Petrus Archidiaconus, Liber de diversis quaestiunculis (= Quaestiones in Danielem prophetam); (fol. 17v-119v) Priscianus, Institutio de arte grammatica; (fol. 120r-147r) Diomedes, Ars grammatica; (fol. 147r) Hymn (inc.: Alleluia, Dulce lignum dulcis clavi); (fol. 147v) Note on metrics (inc.: Metrum iambicum quinque recipit pedes) and probationes pennarum

incipit

(fol. 1r) + Incipit liber de diversis quaestiunculis cum responsionibus suis quem iussit domnus rex carolus transcribere ex autentico petri archidiaconi. Quae sunt illa regna quae in uisione sua uidit nabocodonosor rex

explicit

(fol. 147v) Trimetri iambici species quot sunt. quattuor; tragicum qui habet dextros spondeos sinistros iambos

language

Latin

origin

Meuse region ?

date

9th c.

script

Caroline minuscule

decoration

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miniatures

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historiated initials

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codicological description

Parchment; 147 + (i) f.; 25,5 x 18,5 cm; 1 column; collation: 1-5 (8) 6 (6) 7-10 (8) 11 (6) 12-14 (8) 15 (6-1) 16 (6) 17-18 (8) 19 (8-1) 20 (6-1)

provenance

Abbey of St Remaclus (Stavelot); Thomas Rodd (London); Thomas Phillipps (Cheltenham); Royal Library of Belgium (Brussels)

coats of arms

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binding

Ancient binding (medieval)

bibliography

J. Van den Gheyn, Album belge de paléographie. Recueil de spécimens d'écritures d'auteurs et de manuscrits belges, VIIe-XVIe siècles, Jette - Bruxelles, 1908, pl. 4; W.M. Lindsay, 'Some early mss of Belgium and Holland', in Palaeographia Latina, 5 (1927), p. 28-42 (p. 40); B. Bischoff, 'Hadoardus and the manuscripts of classical authors from Corbie', in: S. Prete, Didaskaliae. Studies in honor of Anselm M. Albareda, New York, 1961, p. 41-57 (p. 57); E.A. Lowe (ed.), Codices Latini antiquiores. A palaeographical guide to Latin manuscripts prior to the ninth century, X. Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Egypt and Holland, Oxford, 1963, p. 33, nr. 1553; Karl der Große. Werk und Wirkung, exhibition catalogue, Düsseldorf, 1965, p. 194, nr. 348; The Phillipps manuscripts. Catalogus librorum manuscriptorum in bibliotheca D. Thomae Phillipps, BT. Impressum typis Medio-Montantis 1837-1871, London, 1968, p. 221; C. De Hamel, A history of illuminated manuscripts, Boston, 1986, p. 48; R. McKitterick, Books, scribes and learning in the Frankish kingdoms, 6th-9th centuries, Aldershot, 1994, ch. III, p. 398.