Book Fragment: Aeneid III


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Artifact Identification Book Fragment: Aeneid III   (1931.20.0002)
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Artist/Maker Virgil
Geographic Location
Period/Date Medieval- Migration Age, 10th century
Culture French
Location On Exhibitin the Europe exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 25.1 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 19.4 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) <0.1 cm
Weight 8 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Animal--Mammal, Pigment--Ink
Manufacturing Processes N/A
Munsell Color Information Grayish Brown (5YR 4/2) -Lettering. Grayish Yellow (2.5Y 7/4) -Parchment.

Research Remarks

Published Description

7/7/2016: "Serena Ammirati published an article on this piece in Studi Paleografici e Papirologici in Ricordo di Paolo Radiciotti (eds, Mario Capasso and Mario De Nonnno titled Un Poco Noto Virgilio ' Romano'. See 2015P.0039. Main points: “This parchment bifolium is the only extant evidence of a text of Virgil (Aen. 3, vv. 136-177, 191-232, 246-287, 301-342) copied in Rome in the so called «romanesca» caroline minuscule in the first decades of XII century. Each page contains numerous interlinear and marginal glosses; the former providing explanations and synonims, the latter, visible on f. 2 (recto and verso) providing a lemmatic commentary akin to those of Servius and Donatus. Quotations of verses of Homer written in Greek script are still readable here and there in the margins.” “Aeneid III”. Folio, 25.00 cm X 20.00 cm, with many holes, water marks, fold. Smaller writing in margins and top of main text. From C. U. Faye (typescript): Vergilius Maro, Publius. Aeneis, III, 136-77, 191-232, 247-287, 302-342 (ff. 1-2) Marginal and interlinear glosses in 2 hands. Vel. (xth c.) Provenience unknown. Fragment (25 x 20 cm) of a sheet, consisting of two conjugate folios, written in one column, about 9cm. wide. Upper portion of text, on both folios, and outer portion of text, of f. 1, of marginal glosses, on f. 2, cut away. Folios numbered (1932) in pencil: 1-2. Unbound.

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Comparanda N/A

Clement, Richard W. & Friedman, John B. Research Notes: Resources for Scholars: Medieval Manuscripts in Two Illinois Libraries (70-76). The Library Quarterly. 1987. Cat. Rotulus, I no.1 (Feb. 1931), item 1101

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Classical Museum Purchase
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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