Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, MS Plut. 66.40

  • Latin
  • s. ixex
  • Continental manuscripts
  • parchment

Early medieval manuscript containing works such as De excidio Troiae historia attributed to Dares Phrygius, the Exordia Scythica and the Historia Apollonii regis Tyri as well as a small collection of poems and epigrams (tituli).

Plut. 66.40
Provenance and related aspects
s. ixex
End of 9th century (Bischoff).
Origin, provenance
Origin: ItalyItaly
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Monte CassinoMonte Cassino
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“probably from Monte Cassino” (Lapidge); Campania (Bischoff, “für einen Laien geschrieben?”).
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
16.5 cm × 24 cm
Palaeographical information
Category: Beneventan script
The list below has been collated from the table of contents, if available on this page,Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts. and incoming annotations for individual texts (again, if available).Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.


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.] Firenze, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: digital repository, Online: Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, ?–present. URL: <>.

Secondary sources (select)

Bischoff, Bernhard, Katalog der festländischen Handschriften des neunten Jahrhunderts (mit Ausnahme der wisigotischen), vol. 1: Aachen–Lambach, Veröffentlichungen der Kommission für die Herausgabe der mittelalterlichen Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1998.
262 [id. 1236.]
Lapidge, Michael, “Some remnants of Bede’s lost Liber epigrammatum”, in: Michael Lapidge, Anglo-Latin literature, vol 1: 600–899, London, Rio Grande, Ohio: Hambledon Press, 1996. 357–379, 510–512 (additional notes).
Bandini, Angelo Maria, Catalogus codicum latinorum Bibliothecae Mediceae Laurentianae, 5 vols, Florence, 1774–1778.
Internet Archive – vol. 1: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link> HathiTrust – vol. 3: <link> Google Books – vol. 3: <link> HathiTrust – vol. 4: <link> Google Books – vol. 4: <link>
Vol. 2, 812–814
Dennis Groenewegen
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July 2021