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CLA 117
  • Vatican City Italy Biblioteca del Vaticano Urbinas Lat. 1154
Script Uncial
Date V ex (476 - 500)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in North Italy: the contemporary corrections in cursive half-uncial resemble the Probus in Naples Lat. 2 (olim Vienna 16) (CLA 3.397a, 3.398 4.**462) from Bobbio. Before the beginning of the eighth century the MS was either in a centre where the ‘Luxeuil’ type was used or in the hands of a librarian trained in that school. On fol. 289, under the colophon, is the entry in Luxeuil script: ‘haec liber habet quaterniones xxxvi triginta et sex et folia ccxc ducenta et nonaginta.’ A somewhat similar entry is found in the MS of Canons in Corbie a-b script Paris Lat. 3836 (CLA 5.554).

CLA Vol. 1
TM Number TM 66216
Support Parchment
Contents Probus, Instituta Artium.
Script Commentary

Script delicate and careful, yet curiously unlike the earliest Italian type represented, for example, by the Scholia Bobiensia of Cicero, the Fronto, or the Lateran Livy (CLA 1.28, 1.27, 1.57). Numerous corrections and marginalia supplying omissions are in small contemporary uncial, half-uncial, or in expert cursive half-uncial. Omissions numerous and marked either by two corresponding arrows as in Greek papyri, or by hd in the text and hs after the insertion in the margin and vice versa according as the insertion is in the upper or lower margin. On fol. 20v the Chrismon is used by the corrector in dark ink as a signe de renvoi.


☛Tewes, Luxueil No. 28 (MSS with entry in Luxeuil Minuscule, fol. 289). ☛De Nonno, Manuscripts and tradition of grammatical texts from Antiquity to the Renaissance pp. 136, 153–63 with n. 71.

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