Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus (39-65)
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.
Online Since: 03/29/2019
- Bongars, Jacques (Former possessor) | Daniel, Pierre (Annotator) | Daniel, Pierre (Former possessor) | Dracontius, Blossius Aemilius (Author) | Gravisset, Jakob von (Former possessor) | Hyginus, Mythographus (Author) | Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus (Author) | Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius (Author) | Wild, Marquard (Librarian) Found in: Standard description
This manuscript, which was probably produced in Reims, consists of two parts that contain only the scholia on Lucan, but not the actual text. The first part (up to f. 125v) contains the scholia known as the Commenta Bernensia, which are preserved only in this codex. The text is interspersed with 21 simple schemata in color, geographic representations as well as plans of cities and of battles. The second, unfortunately incomplete part contains a collection of non-illustrated glosses (Adnotationes) for books 1 to 4 as well as 9 and 10 (beginning). As becomes clear from the content, the original plan of merging the Commenta and the Adnotationes into a single text was apparently abandoned in the middle of the first book of the Commenta, and the Adnotationes were copied separately in the last third of the manuscript (from f. 125v).
Online Since: 03/29/2019
- Bongars, Jacques (Former possessor) | Daniel, Pierre (Former possessor) | Frechulf (Author) | Gravisset, Jakob von (Former possessor) | Lindt, Johann (Restorer) | Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus (Author) | Ps. Vacca (Author) | Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius (Author) Found in: Standard description
This text by Lucan is accompanied by marginal and interlinear glosses in various hands, which are partly contemporaneous, partly later; the most recent in an Italian hand that can be dated to the 14th/15th century. In the margin of f. 69v is a simple drawing of the mappa mundi. At least until the end of the 18th century, the manuscript belonged to the Carmelites of S. Paolo in Ferrara.
Online Since: 04/09/2014
- Arnulfus, Aurelianensis (Commentator) | Bodmer, Martin (Former possessor) | Libri, Guillaume (Former possessor) | Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus (Author) | Phillipps, Thomas (Former possessor) | Robinson, William H. Ltd. (London) (Seller) Found in: Standard description
This manuscript contains the Adnotationes super Lucanum, preceded by the Vita Lucani by Vacca, a grammarian from late antiquity whom some date to the 6th-century. The codex probably was created in the Benedictine Abbey Tegernsee in Bavaria and later was part of the library of the Princes of Oettingen-Wallerstein. As codex Wallersteinensis I.2, this text, together with four other textual witnesses, is the basis for the 1909 edition by Johannes Endt, which is still considered the reference edition today.
Online Since: 12/17/2015
- Bodmer, Martin (Former possessor) | Jacques Rosenthal (München) (Seller) | Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus (Author) | Ps. Vacca (Author) Found in: Standard description
This work, also known by the title „Livre de Jules César,“ contains a collection of texts by Julius Caesar, Sallust, Suetonius and Lucan; it was written in the years 1211-1214. The author, still unknown, intended to recount the history of the first twelve Roman emperors, but he terminated this undertaking at the end of the story of the life of Julius Caesar. The decoration of the manuscript from Geneva is by various hands; the principal one, attributed to the „Maître de l'échevinage de Rouen,“ illustrated the title page. It shows the coat of arms of Louis de Bourbon, the illegitimate son of Charles I, Duke of Bourbon.
Online Since: 10/08/2015
- Bourrit, Charles (Librarian) | Caesar, Gaius Iulius (Author) | Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus (Author) | Lullin, Ami (Former possessor) | Maître de l'Échevinage de Rouen (Illuminator) | Petau, Alexandre (Former possessor) | Sallustius Crispus, Gaius (Author) | Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius (Author) Found in: Standard description
Marcus Annaeus Lucanus (Lucan, 39-65 AD), "De bello civili" (also known as the "Pharsalia"). Epic poem on the civil war between Pompey and Caesar (48 - 45 BC).
Online Since: 06/12/2006
- Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus (Author) Found in: Standard description
This codex consists of four independently produced parts, probably not written in St. Gall: 1. Horace, Odae (incomplete at the end, with some glosses); 2. Lucan, Pharsalia (incomplete at the end, heavily glossed; 3. Sallust, De coniuratione Catilinae (complete) and De bello Iugurthino (with some chapters missing); 4. Ovid, Amores (incomplete at the end, heavily glossed) and a page from the Metamorphoseon.
Online Since: 03/31/2011
- Horatius Flaccus, Quintus (Author) | Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus (Author) | Ovidius Naso, Publius (Author) | Sallustius Crispus, Gaius (Author) Found in: Standard description