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CLA 1080
  • Karlsruhe Germany Badische Landesbibliothek Aug. 105
Script Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless at Lorsch, to judge by its palaeography. The manuscript was still there in the middle of the ninth century, to judge by the script of the corrections. Provenance the monastery of Reichenau: the usual fifteenth-century ex-libris stands on fol. 2.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67220
Support Parchment
Contents Hieronymus, Epistulae, Contra Vigilantium, Liber tertius adversus libros Rufini (fragm.), Adversus Helvidium de Mariae virginitate perpetua; Ps- Hieronymus, Epistulae; Augustinus, Epistulae; Isidorus, De differentiis rerum (fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is early Caroline minuscule: a has two forms; majuscule N is frequent; z here and there has the tall Germanic form; ti ligature for hard and soft ti. Well formed Anglo-Saxon majuscule is occasionally used for the opening lines of a book (see CLA plate; cf. CLA 1.82 and 1.88). Corrections by contemporary or somewhat later hands; an entire epistle was entered on space left blank on fol. 47r–v by a Lorsch hand saec. IX med.; fol. 199 and the inserted fol. 200 are also in Lorsch script saec. IX. Early ninth-century additions are the 'Praecepta Phitagorica', etc., on fol. 1 and a theological excerpt on fol. 3r–v. Some Greek words were carefully corrected over erasure in the tenth century. The Nota Tironiana 'hic' occurs on fol. 135v, etc. Neumes were added by a tenth or eleventh-century hand on fol. 61v over a rather mournful passage in the letter to Heliodorus (the same hand repeats the passage and the neumes on fol. 3v).


☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 1634. ☛Bergmann, Verzeichnis der Glossenhandschriften 297. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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