Bern, Burgerbibliothek, MS 167 Virgil (Bucolica, Georgica, Aeneis) with scholia Bernensia
- s. ix2
- Continental manuscripts
9th-century manuscript of the works of Virgil (Bucolica, Georgica and Aeneis), with commentary running in the outer column. On the first six folia, this is prefaced by paratextual material relating to Virgil’s life and works.
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French jurist and scholar of Orléans, who in 1562 managed to rescue a large collection of manuscripts of the library of Fleury (Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire) after it was sacked by the Huguenots. After he died, his library was purchased by the scholars Jacques Bongars and Paul Petau and over time, many of the medieval manuscripts ended up in Bern or the Vatican.
See more At the end of the 16th century, when the abbey of Fleury had been sacked by Huguenots, Pierre Daniel purchased and in effect salvaged a collection of manuscripts from its library. Among them was the present MS, which he describes, on the basis of no known authority, as being from Auxerre (Autissiodorensis).
Caroline minuscule, with Insular abbreviations and traces of Insular orthography. It is unclear to what extent they might have been copied over from an exemplar or were part of scribal habits. Bischoff (1998) has called attention to the Insular abbreviations for idest, postquam (pºq) and sed. Lindsay (1915), who regarded the MS as work of Breton scribes, highlighted the use of dm̅s = dicimus, which is especially frequent in Irish and Anglo-Saxon manuscripts, and n̅o = non, which is more widely attested. Beeson (1932: 90-91) provides a fuller account. Having observed that there are “few abbreviations in the Vergil text and relatively few in the Scholia”, he goes on to offer a list of Insular symbols, which he says “are well represented” and include those for apud, autem, bunt, con, contra (two symbols), dicit, dicunt, dicimus, enim, habet, haec, hoc, huius, homine, etc. He further notes that Insular orthography is in evidence (e.g. agresus). For the use of critical signs in the text, see Lemoine (1994).
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