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CLA 251
  • Oxford United Kingdom Bodleian Library MS. Laud Gr. 35 [S.C. 1119]
Script b-Uncial
Date VI–VII (580 - 620)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in Sardinia (cf. Greek edict on fol. 221v). The next clear association is with Gamundum (i.e. Hornbach in the Palatinate)—on fol. 220v, written with a stylus in uncial (saec. VIII or IX), are the words: 'MARIAE UIRG. GAMUNDUM'. Bede, in his commentary on Acts, uses a text in remarkable agreement with this unique MS, but it should be noted that no marginalia in Anglo-Saxon script occur. Given to the Bodleian by Archbishop Laud, who presumably acquired it from the Continent. It may be the 'Actus Apostolorum' at the head of the list of books entered in MS Laud. Misc. 126 (see next plate in CLA), which relates probably to a Würzburg library.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 61729
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum (Vetus Latina, Act Latino-Graece).
Name Codex Laudianus.
Script Commentary

Script is a curious type of uncial in which, however, the letter b is invariably half-uncial. The Latin is influenced by the Greek: the letters uncial A, C, uncial E, N, O, and P in the Latin generally follow the Greek norm; T and Y are more distinctly Latin in form, Y being V-shaped. Two small corrections made in Rustic capital of an old type (foll. 84, 92v). Various entries in Greek at the end, including part of an edict of Flavius Pancratius dux Sardiniae. On fol. 220v is a form of the Apostles' Creed in Latin in uncial saec. VIII.


☛CLA first-edition date (VI) changed to follow second edition. ☛Bischoff, Katalog 2 no. 3812a. ☛Nestle-Aland E 08. ☛R. Gryson Altlateinische Handschriften I Freiburg 1999 p. 77. ☛DCLP.

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