Select manuscript from this collection: Cod. 3  Cod. 28 Cod. 85  Mss.h.h.XV.54  6/80
Country of Location:
Country of Location
Switzerland
Location:
Location
Bern
Library / Collection:
Library / Collection
Burgerbibliothek
Shelfmark:
Shelfmark
Cod. 45
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Lucanus: De bello civili; Dracontius: Orestes; Hyginus: De astronomia; Figurae Graecorum
Caption:
Caption
Parchment · I + 60 ff. · 36–36.5 x 25.5 cm · 2nd third of the 9th century
Language:
Language
Latin
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
This manuscript was created in Fleury; the first page is magnificently decorated with two large interlace initials, which represent a special type of insular decorative art. In addition to smaller pieces, this composite manuscript contains the epic poem De bello civili (Parsalia) by Lucan (middle of the 1st century) as well as a version of the Orestes myth by the African poet Dracontius (5th century). For the latter, this codex constitutes by far the oldest textual witness. The beginning of Lucan's text by is provided with an abundance of scholia; because of Cod. 370, which contains only scholia, they are known as the Commenta Bernensia. (mit)
Standard description:
Standard description
Homburger, Otto: Die illustrierten Handschriften der Burgerbibliothek Bern. Bd. 1. Bern 1962. S. 99–100. Redigiert und ergänzt von Florian Mittenhuber, November 2018.
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-bbb-0045 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-bbb-0045)
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http://e-codices.ch/en/list/one/bbb/0045
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Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 45: Lucanus: De bello civili; Dracontius: Orestes; Hyginus: De astronomia; Figurae Graecorum (http://e-codices.ch/en/list/one/bbb/0045).
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