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CLA 658
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 13367
Script Half-Uncial
Date VI et VII (501 - 700)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain. The main sixth-century portion seems Italian; the later half-uncial and the ancient cursive marginalia seem French. Brought to the North in the eighth century at the latest, to judge by the marginalia and probationes pennae in several types peculiar to Northern and Eastern France. Provenance Corbie: the seventeenth-century entry 'Liber S. Petri Corbeiensis' stands on fol. 1. Brought to Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the seventeenth century, as appears from the entry 'Sci Germani a Pratis N. 762, olim 223' on fol. 1.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66826
Support Parchment
Contents Augustinus, Opuscula: De Opere Monachorum, De Fide Et Operibus (39v), Contra Donatistas (78), De Bono Virginitatis (126), De Bono Conjugali (166v), De Bono Viduitatis (195v), Sermones De Symbolo (219v). De Oratione Dominica (224v); Iosephus, De Bello Iudaico (excerpta).
Script Commentary

Script is an expert half-uncial of the old type: the hasta of f occasionally cuts the stem and curves downward to the left; g has both the half-uncial and uncial form; i-longa occurs initially and semi-vocally; i is small after l and nestles in its lower curve; the shoulder of r is very low; usually touches the top of a following t; y is undotted and goes below the line. Marginalia (mostly sentiments of approbation) in contemporary mixed sloping uncial passim (e.g. foll. 76, 76v). A somewhat later hand saec. VIII in. entered marginalia in a characteristic sloping cursive, set off by an s-like flourish above and below the entry, as found in the margin of several other MSS from Corbie (see CLA 5.619). Other marginalia in ninth-century Caroline are seen on foll. 25, 28v. The articles of the Creed are marked by Greek letters (foll. 220 ff.). Some Merovingian probationes pennae with the letter a recalling the Laon a-z type seen on foll. 131v, 139. Beginning with the lower half of fol. 235v and going to fol. 240v, a seventh-century hand has written an extract from Iosephus' De Bello ludaico, opening with the words 'de historia iosippi ubi agrippa rex', in not very expert half-uncial. The glosses in elegant semi-cursive described above continue in the margins, and the hand of these glosses, or a very similar one, corrected the last words and added the colophon on fol. 240v. Other marginalia are in Merovingian cursive minuscule (foll. 240v, 241, 241v).


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