Glossing Vergil and Pagan Learning in the Carolingian Age

  title={Glossing Vergil and Pagan Learning in the Carolingian Age},
  author={Sin{\'e}ad O’Sullivan},
  pages={132 - 165}
Though a conventional diatribe against secular studies persisted in the early medieval period, avid glossing of pagan texts demonstrates that early medieval commentators had few qualms about reading them and that, crucially, the patristic bias against classical learning had been rendered obsolete. This paper focuses on a single ninth-century Vergil manuscript, Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Auct. F. 2. 8, and its rich scholarly apparatus as an instance of the Carolingian penchant for classical… Expand
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The choice of Cú Chulainn and the choice of Achilles. Intertextuality and the manuscripts
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"Building Mansions in Heaven": The "Visio Baronti", Archangel Raphael, and a Carolingian King
Early in the morning of March 25 in either 678 or 679, Barontus, a monk in the Monastery of Saint Peter in Longoretus, had a near-death experience.1 After sing ing matins with his brothers, heExpand
Mentelius (seventeenth century) and on fol. 111r to a certain count called Ricardus (Ricardus comes)
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283); "ostendent id est non diu erit iste in luce, sed mox quod monstratus fuerit superis rapietur
    294-95. 104 "Pan deus pastorum de quo fingitur ut inuentor naturae omnium rerum et dicitur pan quasi omne
      2:226); "praecordia Expressum est hic beneficium deae et humanae fortitudinis robur; hastam enim scutum Rutuli Sulmonis excipit
        3/1:18, 19. 111 "iactabat inani incasum fundebat id est sine adquisitione" (Montpellier, fol. 5r); "iactabat inani incassum fundebat sine a<d>quisitio<ne>
          7926; Reg. lat. 1670 and Valenciennes, Bibliothèque municipale, MS lat. 407). 82 The unknown glosses
            CACVMINA fagorum; ADSIDVE frequenter; INCONDITA rustica uel incomposita
              Carolingian Manuscripts