Dracontius, Blossius Aemilius (5. Jh.)
This manuscript was created in Fleury; the first page is magnificently decorated with two large interlace initials, which represent a special type of insular decorative art. In addition to smaller pieces, this composite manuscript contains the epic poem De bello civili (Parsalia) by Lucan (middle of the 1st century) as well as a version of the Orestes myth by the African poet Dracontius (5th century). For the latter, this codex constitutes by far the oldest textual witness. The beginning of Lucan's text by is provided with an abundance of scholia; because of Cod. 370, which contains only scholia, they are known as the Commenta Bernensia.
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- Bongars, Jacques (Former possessor) | Daniel, Pierre (Annotator) | Daniel, Pierre (Former possessor) | Dracontius, Blossius Aemilius (Author) | Gravisset, Jakob von (Former possessor) | Hyginus, Mythographus (Author) | Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus (Author) | Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius (Author) | Wild, Marquard (Librarian) Found in: Standard description