Manuscripts

Laon, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 468 Glossae super Virgilium et Sedulium

  • Latin
  • s. ix3/4
  • Continental manuscripts
  • Non-Celtic manuscripts
  • parchment

Carolingian manuscript containing material relating to Virgil’s life and works as well as to Sedulius’ Carmen Paschale. It appears to have served as a schoolbook and was compiled under the direction of Martin of Laon, who was himself responsible for a substantial number of annotations.

Identifiers
Shelfmark
468
Title
Glossae super Virgilium et Sedulium
Provenance and related aspects
Language
Latin
Date
s. ix3/4
9th century, third quarter (Bischoff).
Origin, provenance
Origin: France
France
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Laon
Laon, cathedral school
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ass. with Martin of LaonMartin of Laon
(819–875)
Martianus Hiberniensis, Martin Scottus
Irish scholar and teacher at the cathedral school at Laon.
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Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Main hand

“Hauptsächlich von 1 Hd.” (Bischoff). Anonymous.

Annotating hand

“Sehr reichliche Erg. u. Hervorbehungen von Martinus Scotus” (Bischoff). Additions and annotations in the hand of Martin of Laon (d. 875).

Martin of LaonMartin of Laon
(819–875)
Martianus Hiberniensis, Martin Scottus
Irish scholar and teacher at the cathedral school at Laon.
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Patron
Martin of LaonMartin of Laon
(819–875)
Martianus Hiberniensis, Martin Scottus
Irish scholar and teacher at the cathedral school at Laon.
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Codicological information
Material
parchment
Dimensions
31 cm × 23 cm
Foliation / Pagination
61 leaves
Palaeographical information
Script
Category: Caroline minuscule
Table of contents
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Sources

Primary sources This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

[dig. img.] Gallica: bibliothèque numérique, Online: Bibliothèque nationale de France, ...–present. URL: <https://gallica.bnf.fr>.
[facs. ed.] Contreni, John J. [introd. and facs. ed.], Codex Laudunensis 468: a ninth-century guide to Virgil, Sedulius, and the liberal arts, Armarium Codicum Insignium, 3, Turnhout: Brepols, 1984.

Secondary sources (select)

Contreni, John J., “Getting to know Virgil in the Carolingian age: the Vita Publii Virgilii”, in: Valerie L. Garver, and Owen Michael Phelan (eds), Rome and religion in the medieval world: studies in honor of Thomas F. X. Noble, Surrey: Ashgate, 2014. 21–46.
Bischoff, Bernhard, Katalog der festländischen Handschriften des neunten Jahrhunderts (mit Ausnahme der wisigotischen), ed. Birgit Ebersperger, vol. 2: Laon–Paderborn, Veröffentlichungen der Kommission für die Herausgabe der mittelalterlichen Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2004.
37 [id. 2128.]
Laon, Bibliothèque municipale (ed.), Laon, citadelle royale carolingienne: catalogue de l’exposition, présentée du 12 septembre au 31 octobre 1987 à la Bibliothèque municipale de Laon, Laon: A. B. M. Laon, 1987.
55 + illustration
Ganz, David, “Codex Laudunensis 468 [Review of: Contreni, John J. [introd. and facs. ed.], Codex Laudunensis 468: a ninth-century guide to Virgil, Sedulius, and the liberal arts, Armarium Codicum Insignium, 3, Turnhout: Brepols, 1984.]”, Peritia 4 (1985): 360–370.
Munk Olsen, Birger, L’étude des auteurs classiques latins aux XIe et XIIe siècles, vol. 2: Catalogue des manuscrits classiques latins copiés du IXe au XIIe siècles. Livius–Vitrivius, Paris: CNRS, 1985.
807
Catalogue général des manuscrits des bibliothèques publiques de France. Départements, vol. 1, Paris, 1849.
Gallica: <link>
250–251

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