|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionBurgerbibliothek
Manuscript TitleComposite manuscript: artes et carmina
CaptionParchment · 126 ff. · 30 x 21.5 cm · first third of the 9th century
Manuscript SummaryThis codex consists of two parts that were united in the 9th century already. The first part, written in Mainz (ff. 1-110), contains the second book of Cassiodorus' Institutiones, which is devoted to secular knowledge; since the 9th century, it has been preserved in several manuscripts in an interpolated version that contains Cassiodorus’ remarks on grammar, rhetoric, dialectic, arithmetic, music, geometry and astronomy, supplemented with excerpts from Quintilian, Boethius, Augustine and others. The second part, written in Mainz or in Saint-Amand (ff. 111–126), contains the picture poems of Optatianus Porphyrius as well as some from the beginning of the reign of Charlemagne. A note in Jacques Bongars' own hand indicates that the manuscript - like many others - came into his possession from the chapter library of Strasbourg Cathedral.
Standard descriptionHomburger, Otto: Die illustrierten Handschriften der Burgerbibliothek Bern, Bd. 1, 85-86, 162-163. Redigiert und ergänzt von Florian Mittenhuber, Februar 2019.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-bbb-0212 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-bbb-0212)
|IIIF Manifest URL:||
IIIF Manifest URLhttps://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/bbb-0212/manifest.json
|How to quote:||
How to quoteBern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 212: Composite manuscript: artes et carmina (https://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/bbb/0212).
DecorationMargin, Penwork, Schematic, Text Block
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