|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionFondation Martin Bodmer
ShelfmarkCod. Bodmer 142
Manuscript TitlePrudentius, Carmina (cum glossis)
CaptionParchment · 194 ff. · 21.1 x 16.5 cm · Germany or Switzerland (region of St. Gall?) · end of the 11th century or beginning of the 12th century
Manuscript SummaryIn the foreword to CB 142, Prudentius underscores his desire to please God through the work he does, or at least though his poems. The most important works of this Latin-Christian poet, born in the 4th century in Tarragona, have been collected in this manuscript from the end of the 11th or the beginning of the 12th century, and they reflect the light of the word of God. One may read here, among other things, the famous Psychomachia, which portrays the struggle between the allegorical figures of vice and virtue, a lesson that had a profound influence upon medieval art and poetry.
Standard descriptionPellegrin Elisabeth, Manuscrits latins de la Bodmeriana, Cologny-Genève 1982, pp. 342-348.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-cb-0142 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-cb-0142)
|IIIF Manifest URL:||
IIIF Manifest URLhttps://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/fmb-cb-0142/manifest.json
|How to quote:||
How to quoteCologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 142: Prudentius, Carmina (cum glossis) (https://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/fmb/cb-0142).
Century11th century, 12th century
DecorationInitial, Ornamental, Penwork
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