Glossing Vergil and Pagan Learning in the Carolingian Age

@article{OSullivan2018GlossingVA,
  title={Glossing Vergil and Pagan Learning in the Carolingian Age},
  author={Sin{\'e}ad O’Sullivan},
  journal={Speculum},
  year={2018},
  volume={93},
  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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