Manuscript Summary: Palimpsest Manuscript with texts from the 8th (upper script band) and 5th (lower script band) centuries. The manuscript consists of a fragmentary copy of great importance in the field of textual study, from Italy, written in Roman Uncial script, containing passages from books 1 through 6 of the work Divinae institutiones (Divine Instructions) by Roman author Lucius Caelius Firmianus Lactantius (about 250 - 325) made in the 5th century. To these the Dialogs of Gregory the Great and shorter theological texts by Augustine, Isidore of Seville and additional (mostly unknown) authors were added in the 8th century, probably in St. Gall. (smu)
Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 76-77. Show standard description
Lowe Elias Avery, Codices Latini Antiquiores. A palaeographical guide to latin manuscripts prior to the ninth century. Part VII: Switzerland, Oxford 1956 (Osnabrück 1982), p. 25. Show additional description
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 213
Parchment · 180 pp. · 26.5 x 17.5 cm · Italy / St. Gallen · 5th century (lower script) / 8th century (upper script)
Palimpsest Manuscript: Divinae institutiones by Lucius Caelius Firmianus Lactantius; the Dialogs of Gregory the Great etc.
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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 213, Color profile – Palimpsest Manuscript: Divinae institutiones by Lucius Caelius Firmianus Lactantius; the Dialogs of Gregory the Great etc. (https://www.e-codices.ch/en/list/one/csg/0213)