|Date||VI (501 - 600)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written probably in North Italy, perhaps at Ravenna. The scribe's name, Viliaric, is Gothic. The MS was read and punctuated, in part at least, by a reader familiar with Beneventan methods. It may have been in South Italy in the eleventh century and gone to Florence along with other classical MSS of authenticated South Italian origin.
|TM Number||TM 66397|
|Contents||Orosius, Historia Adversum Paganos (1–6).|
Script is a good calligraphic uncial, not of the oldest type. Marginal entries summarizing contents in contemporary sloping uncial are numerous, a few are in contemporary or seventh-century cursive (foll. 74v, 76v, 80v). Neumes added on fol. 175. The prayer on fol. 101v in sprawling half-uncial (saec. VII?) has an omega-like a (ω). The tenth-century reader who filled in a blank on foll. 60 and 67 had access to the first decade of Livy. There are points of similarity with Verona XXXIX (37) (CLA 4.496), the MS of Cassiodorus' Complexiones.
☛De re diplomatica, pp. 354–5 and pl. VI. 5.
|Last modified||16 November 2017|