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Egloga de moralibus in Iob

Laidcenn mac Baíth Bannaig
  • Latin
  • prose
  • Hiberno-Latin texts
An epitome of Gregory the Great's lengthy commentary on the Book of Job, Moralia in Iob. This abbreviated version is attributed to the 7th-century Irish theologian Laidcenn mac Baíth Bannaig, abbot of Clúain Fertae Mo Lua (Clonfertmulloe), and may have been brought to mainland Europe by Irish peregrini. The work is now extant in a dozen continental manuscripts.
Author
Laidcenn mac Baíth BannaigLaidcend mac Baíth Bandaig
(d. 661)
Laidcend mac Baíth Bandaig
Irish scholar, abbot of Clonfertmulloe (Kyle, Co. Laois); author of Ecloga de moralibus in Iob and possibly, Lorica Gildae.
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Ascribed to: Laidcenn mac Baíth BannaigLaidcend mac Baíth Bandaig
(d. 661)
Laidcend mac Baíth Bandaig
Irish scholar, abbot of Clonfertmulloe (Kyle, Co. Laois); author of Ecloga de moralibus in Iob and possibly, Lorica Gildae.
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Manuscripts

Source: Mirabile/Castaldi.

  • Saint Petersburg, Rossijskaja Nacional'naja Biblioteka, MS lat. F v I 7
    ff. 41–104
  • Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, MS Clm 16053
  • Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, MS 921
  • Laon, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 46
  • Laon, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 50
  • Ljubljana, Narodna in Univerzitetna Knjiznica, MS 6
    ff. 1v–126v
  • Admont, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 408
  • Freiburg im Breisgau, Universitätsbibliothek, fragm. 59
  • Three fragments from the monastery of Werden. For discussion, see Ganz (2015).
    • Düsseldorf, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek, Fragm. K 1 B 212
      Fragment. See Ganz (2015).
    • Essen-Werden, Propsteiarchiv St. Ludgerus, Fragm. 1
      Fragment. See Ganz (2015).
    • New York, Columbia University Library, Plimpton MS 54
      ff. 1r–1v
      Fragment. See Ganz (2015).
Language
  • Latin
Date
7th c.
Form
prose (primary)
Textual relationships
(Possible) sources: Moralia in Iob (Gregory the Great)Moralia in Iob (Gregory the Great)View incoming data

Classification

Hiberno-Latin textsHiberno-Latin texts
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Sources

Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] Adriaen, Marc, Lathcen filius Baith: Egloga de moralibus Iob quas Gregorius fecit, Corpus Christianorum, Series Latina, 145, Turnhout: Brepols, 1969.

Secondary sources (select)

MIRABILE, Online: Studio del Medioevo Latino, 2009–present. URL: <http://www.mirabileweb.it>. 
abstract:
MIRABILE è un knowledge management system per lo studio e la ricerca sulla cultura medievale promosso dalla Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino e dalla Fondazione Ezio Franceschini ONLUS di Firenze.
Lapidge, Michael, and Richard Sharpe, A bibliography of Celtic-Latin literature, 400-1200, Royal Irish Academy Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources, Ancillary Publications, 1, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1985.
80 [id. 293.]
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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March 2018, last updated: September 2022