|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionFondation Martin Bodmer
ShelfmarkCod. Bodmer 129
Manuscript TitlePersius, Saturae
CaptionParchment · IV + 12 + IV ff. · 18.5 x 10.8 cm · France (?) · 12th century (middle?)
Manuscript SummaryThis manuscript contains the Satires by the Roman poet Persius – Aulus Persius Flaccus (34-62). Except for the prologue, the satires are written in hexameter; there are a modest number of verses (about 650). The satires were very popular in the Middle Ages and beyond, as even Jean-Jacques Rousseau borrowed some words from them - intus et in cute (Satire III, v. 30 - fol. 5v) - to place at the beginning of his Confessions. The addition of a paragraph in French from the Gospel of Luke on the last page of the manuscript suggests that this copy of the Satires, which goes back to the 12th century, might have been copied in France.
Standard descriptionPellegrin Elisabeth, Manuscrits Latins de la Bodmeriana, Cologny-Genève 1982, pp. 301-302.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-fmb-cb-0129 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-fmb-cb-0129)
|IIIF Manifest URL:||
IIIF Manifest URLhttps://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/fmb-cb-0129/manifest.json
|How to quote:||
How to quoteCologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 129: Persius, Saturae (https://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/fmb/cb-0129).
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