|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionFondation Martin Bodmer
ShelfmarkCod. Bodmer 2
Manuscript TitleAelfric, homily for Septuagesima Sunday (fragment)
CaptionParchment · 1 f. · 18.5 x 13.9 cm · England · 2nd half of the 11th century
Manuscript SummaryThis manuscript fragment, which was used as binding for an edition of the De quattuor virtutibus by Domenico Mancini (London, R. Dexter, 1601), contains an excerpt from a sermon by Aelfric (around 950 - around 1010), who was one of the most important Anglo-Saxon authors of the High Middle Ages. The section of this sermon, which is intended for Septuagesima Sunday and which has survived in full in 9 manuscripts, contains Aelfric’s almost complete English translation of the parable of the sower (Matthew 20:1-16), followed by a few lines of explanation. According to N. Ker, this fragment, which can be dated to the 2nd half of the 11th century, presents various interesting linguistic variations on the original text by Aelfric. It is the oldest Anglo-Saxon manuscript owned by the Fondation Martin Bodmer.
Standard descriptionManuscript described by Orietta Da Rold with the assistance of Hollie Morgan and George Younge, with reference to published scholarship (2010; 2013), in The Production and Use of English Manuscripts: 1060 to 1220, edited for e-codices, 2020.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-fmb-cb-0002 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-fmb-cb-0002)
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IIIF Manifest URLhttps://e-codices.ch/metadata/iiif/fmb-cb-0002/manifest.json
|How to quote:||
How to quoteCologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 2: Aelfric, homily for Septuagesima Sunday (fragment) (https://e-codices.ch/en/list/one/fmb/cb-0002).
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