Select manuscript from this collection: Cod. Sang. 2  Cod. Sang. 864 Cod. Sang. 866  Cod. Sang. 2135  536/670
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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 865
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Publius Papinius Statius, Thebais
Parchment · 204 pp. · 19.5–20.5 x 10.5–12 cm · 12th century
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This codex contains the best-known work by the Roman poet Publius Papinius Statius, his epic poem about the war of the Seven Against Thebes (Thebais), along with metrical argumenta on lib. II–IV. Two quires containing lib. IV, V. 578 – lib. VII, V. 30 (between pp. 75 and 76) are missing, as well as a bifolium with lib. IX, 671–751 and lib. X, 5–84 (between pp. 128 and 129 as well as 132 and 133). The beginnings of the books and of the metrical argumenta (p. 3, 21, 40, 58/59, 92, 112, 132, 173) are accentuated with initials, partly in two colors (red/green). There are numerous marginal and interlinear glosses, mainly from the 12th and 13th century. On pp. 196197, probably in the same hand, is the Planctus Oedipodis, Inc. Diri patris infausta pignora (Oedipus’ lament about the death of his sons). The poem comprises 21 rhyming stanzas of four lines each, the first of which has neumes on a staff of four lines. This form of notation argues against the manuscript’s originating in St. Gall. (sno)
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Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 298-299.
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10.5076/e-codices-csg-0865 (
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