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CLA 69
  • Vatican City Italy Biblioteca del Vaticano Palatinus Lat. 24 (foll. 10, 15, 39–40, 43–44) [palimpsest old]
Script b-d Uncial
Date III–VII (201 - 700)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain. The title on fol. 43v appears to read: ‘Incipit eiusdem | annaei senecae | de uita patris | feliciter scribente | me niciano die et lo(co) s(upra)s(criptis)’. The Seneca was erased for rewriting ca. saec. VII–VIII. The MS was probably at Lorsch during the eighth century. Later it was at Heidelberg, whence it was removed to the Vatican in 1623.

CLA Vol. 1
TM Number TM 66166
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Contents Seneca, De Amicitia, De Vita Patris (fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is of a mixed type, the alphabet being in the main uncial, but b, d, and m are distinctly half-uncial, and R and S partake of both scripts. It is akin to the script of the Livy Epitome on papyrus (London Brit. Mus. Pap. 1532, CLA 2.208).


☛CLA date (V) changed to follow Lowe’s later opinion (John 1995 s.n. Nicianus). ☛DCLP.

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