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Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Gudische Handschriften, lateinisch, Cod. Guelf. 132 Gud. lat.

Composed manuscript

Parchment — i (paper) + 108 + i (paper) — 225 × 197 mm — Corvey Abbey — s. IX2De signis coeliDigital facsimile at Herzog August Bibliothek

Parchment Lagen: 1-78, 84(-1), 92, 108, 114, 12-158, 166(-3) Quires open with a hair side, h, f-f, h-h. The first two quires much harder thick parchment. f. 3 and 4 cut upper margin; outer margin of f. 8 – probably originally blank and cut for second use. Ruled in dry point on hair side; 24 lines per page. Scribe 1 wrote ff.1r-48v. Scribe 2 wrote ff.49-61r Scribe 3 wrote ff.61v-65r Scribe 4 wrote ff.65r-83r and appears togeter with Hand 5 in the remaining f.os 83v-108r. Caroline minuscule Blank spaces left probably for illustrations in the text of De ordine ac positione. on ff. 54v-60v. On f. 108v there is a human head drawn in ink. Coloured and ornamented initials.

Modern binding with red leather.

Herkunft: According to Ganz (p. 158) the manuscript was copied for Corvey Abbey partially copied by a Corbie scribe. — According to Gustav Milchsack there is a note on the lower margin of f.11v: Sebastianus dei cultor.

Selected bibliography: Ganz, David. Corbie in the Carolingian Renaissance. Sigmaringen: Thorbecke, 1990, p. 158. — Heinemann, O. Die Hss. der Herzoglichen Bibliothek zu Wolfenbüttel, IV, pp. 155-6. — Leonardi, C. I codici di Marziano Capella, in Aevum 34 (1960): 493-4. — Ebert, F. A. Zur Handschriftenkunde, II, pp. 29, 40, 138, 142, 177. — Keil, H. Grammatici Latini III, pp. 398-9. — Holder, A. Rufi Festi Auieni Carmina, ad Aeni pontem 1887, pp. xii-xiii.

1r-48v Vitruvius: De architectura. (1r-v) Table of content: Incipiunt capitula De princiis artis architectonicae De uentis. (1v) Text: De artis architectonicae peritia multa oratione uitruius polio aliique auctores scintissime scripsere. Verum nelonga eorim dissertaque dasundia … — … totum corpus omnia architeturę membra in decem uoluminibus haberet explicate uitruuii liber x explicit feliciter amen. With running titles on the upper margin of pages. Many correction to the text by a different hand in darker brown ink. Marie-Thérèse Cam, Catherine Jacquemard, "Les interpolations médiévales dans la tradition de M. Cetius Faventinus," Revue d'histoire des textes 32 (2002): Krinsky. 78 Vitruvius MSS in Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Inst. 30 (1967): 36-70.

49r-52r Martianus Capella: De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercirii Book II (116-126). Incipiunt uersus de nuptiis philologiae. Et iam tunc roseo subtexere sidera peplo Coeperat amborum promens aurora pudorem … — … ac nos sacrate musas. Remarks: written by a different hand than the De architectura. Different ruling – the outer double lines are more narrow to each other; also pricking visible unlike in the previous f.os; also different hand; all clues suggest that this is a separate but contemporary production. (52v-54r) Martianus Capella: De nuptiis. Philologiae et Mercirii Book VIII De astronomia (838 – 846,1). Peracta iam spatiorum circulorumque breuiter ratione … — … haec est inequalitas quae dierum spatia noctium que discriminat. Skiped is the first half of the book containing information on the circles, shape of the universe etc. The text begins straight from the section devoted to the constellations. Preaux - Le manuscrit Avranches 240 et l'oeuvre de Martianus Capella.

54v-61r Ps-Bede: De signis coeli. incipit excerptu[m] de astronomia. Helix arcuturus maior habet autem in capite … — … ccclx diebus signiferum circum suum complens.

61v Ps. Priscianus: Epitome phenomenon. Prisciani epitome phenomen. Ad boreę partes arctoae uertuntur et anguis … — … Hinc sequitur pistrix simul eridanique fluenta.

61v Lemmata to Avienus ' Aratea. Rufi festi auieni uiri clari arati phenomena. Arctoe anguis corona [o]phyucus … — … Sol aselli uenti hiems aetas. Missing three leaves after f.61.

62r-65r Remius Favinus: Carmen de ponderibus et mensuris. Pondera paeoniis ueterum memorata libellis … — … necnon & sine aquis. Raios, D. K. Recherches sur le "Carmen de ponderibus et mensuris". Jannina, Dedale, 1983.

65r-70v Priscianus: De figuris numerorum. priscianus us gramm aticus symmacho Omni te symmache nobilitatis … — … quinquangulum sexangulum et similia.

70v-100v Priscianus: Partitiones duodecim versuum Aeneidos principalium. prisciani gramatici Partitiones xij uersuum aeneidos principalium. arma uirumque cano troie qui primus ab oris. uersus genere uniformis specia dactilicus … — … et pro graugena grauigena faciens. prisciani grammatici svper xii primos versvs aeneidos explicit tractatus partitionum. Missing two leaves after71v.

100v-108r Bede: Orthographia. Incipit ortographia bedę praesbyteri. A littera etiam nota praenominis est … — … oratoris sermo peruerat. Explicit. Amen.