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Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 45

Lucanus: De bello civili; Dracontius: Orestes; Hyginus: De astronomia; Figurae Graecorum

Pergament — Fleury — s. IX2/3(Bischoff 1998, Munk Olsen 1982–89); s. IX2 (Homburger 1962)

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Hyginus, De astronomia

Parchment Lagen: I5 (ff.1-9, wants 10), II-VI4 (ff.10-49), VII5+1 (ff.50-60, f. 60 added on a stub), with quiremarks partially preserved (II on f. 17v and Q V on f. 33v). Carolingian minuscule from Fleury (s. Homburgeg and Mittenhuber).

Modern binding.

Herkunft: The manuscripts was probably in Fleury - a manuscript with the title "Lucani bellum civile" is listed in the catalogue from 1552. Belonged to Pierre Daniel (1530-1603), Jacques Bongars and Jakob Graviseth (see exlibris from all three on f. 1r); the latter donated it to the Burgerbibliothek in Bern.

Selected bibliography: Homburger, Otto: Die illustrierten Handschriften der Burgerbibliothek Bern. Bd. 1. Bern 1962. S. 99–100. Redigiert und ergänzt von Florian Mittenhuber, November 2018 — Mostert, Marco. The library of Fleury. A provisional List of Manuscripts. Hilversum, 1989, p. 50 (Nr. 26–27). — Viré, Ghislaine. ‘La transmission du De astronomia d’Hygin jusqu’au XIIIe siècle’. Revue d’histoire des textes 11 (1981): 159–276, esp. 212-213. — Bischoff, Bernhard. Katalog der festländischen Handschriften des neunten Jahrhunderts: (mit Ausnahme der wisigotischen). Vol. 1. Aachen-Lambach. 3 vols. Harrassowitz, 1998. — Munk Olsen, Birger. L’étude des auteurs classiques latins aux XIe et XIIe siècles. Vol. I. Catalogue des manuscrits classiques latins copiés du IXe. au XIIe siècle: Apicius-Juvénal. Paris: CNRS, 1982, p. 526.

1ra-b Suetonius: Vita Lucani. Epitaphium Lucani. Argumentum in lib. I De bello civili.

1vb-52va Lucanus: De bello civili (Lib. I-X). (1rb–12va) Commenta Bernensia in Lucanum.

52vb-59ra Dracontius: Orestis tragoedia.

59r-v Hyginus: De astronomia (fragment: Lib. I, 1-6). Incipit liber hygini periti magistri de satronomica. Hyginus M. Fabio plurima salutem. Etsi te studio grammaricae artis … — … ab hac circuli significatione IIII de reliquis partibus.

60r Figurae Graecorum. Hermann. Scholia Bernensia ad Vergili Bucolica atque Georgica. Leipzig 1867 (Reprint Hildesheim 1967).