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Volume / Number: 3 / 297b

CLA 297b
  • Florence Italy Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana Lat. XLV. 15 (foll. 57–160)
Script Early Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in the same scriptorium and at the same time as the part in Anglo-Saxon minuscule, which it continues. For the history of the MS see preceding item.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 66396
Support Parchment
Contents Donatus, Interpretationes Vergilianae Aeneidos.
Script Commentary

Script is an early type of Caroline minuscule with uncial A, , and N appearing here and there; a is normally shaped like two contiguous c's; g has both bows open and resembles the numeral 3; f, r, and have long descenders; i after r or t is apt to rise slightly above the line; ligatures include ant, en, mi, ret, tre, and ti and tus at line-ends. The few lines in unmistakably Tours script on fol. 96v are an exception, and only illustrate the wide gap separating two generations of scribes. The state of fol. 120v and the lacuna following suggest that the MS was copied from a defective exemplar.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 1227. ☛S.A. Landis, 'Transmission of the Interpretationes Vergilianae' Aevum 84 (2010) 519–28.

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