Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Reg. lat. 2078

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Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Reg. lat. 2078

Collection of Carolingian verse, in two parts (1-80 + 81-150).


Location Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Collection Reg. lat.
Shelfmark 2078

Categories

Continental manuscripts
web page identifiers

page name: Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Reg. lat. 2078
page url: http://www.vanhamel.nl/codecs/Vatican_City,_Biblioteca_Apostolica_Vaticana,_MS_Reg._lat._2078
page ID: 32430
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Provenance
Date s. ix1/4 First quarter of the 9th century
Origin Reims
Scribes, hands
Codicological description
Material vellum
Dimensions 16 cm × 27 cm
Collation 150 leaves
Palaeographical description
none available as yet
Contents
Work in progress
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» WORK IN PROGRESS: currently based on Dümmler, E., Poetae Latini aevi Carolini, vol. 1 (1881).
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f. 117r–f. 117v
[O Deus omnipotens convexae] » Incipit: ‘O deus omnipotens, convexae conditor arcis’ » Dümmler: verse I (first 28 lines).
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f. 117v
» Incipit: ‘His ego litterulis domini deposco salutem’ » Dümmler: verse I (final 6 lines).
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f. 117v–f. 118v
[Hos Karolo regi versus Hibernicus exul] » MS heading: ‘Hos Karolo regi versus Hibernicus exul’ » Incipit: ‘Dum proceres mundi regem venerare videntur’ » Explicit: ‘Invidus hunc serpens fortassis vulnere saevo’ » Dümmler: verse II.
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Lacuna. “Two folia have been cut out of the MS”.
n. 1 James F. Kenney, ‘The expansion of Irish Christianity’ in The sources for the early history of Ireland... (1966): 541.
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f. 119r
[Hos Karolo regi versus Hibernicus exul] » Incipit: ‘Armillas grandi gemmarum pondere et auri’ » Explicit: ‘Sic fatus, regis cum dono ad castra recessit’ » Final portion of the poem.
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f. 119r
[Versus Karoli imperatoris I] » MS heading: ‘Versus Karoli imperatoris’ » Incipit: ‘Haec est vera fides, caeli quaeu ducit ad aulam’ » Explicit: ‘Collectum ex variis flore comante rosis’ » Dümmler: verse III. Of this panegyric addressed to Charlemagne and the two following, Kenney argues that they are ‘written at St-Denis and form[...] one collection with the preceding [by Hibernicus Exul], but by other authors’.
n. 2 James F. Kenney, ‘The expansion of Irish Christianity’ in The sources for the early history of Ireland... (1966): 541.
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f. 119r–f. 119v
[Versus Karoli imperatoris II] » Incipit: ‘Carta, Christo comite, per telluris apatium’ » Dümmler: verse IV. See earlier note.
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f. 119v
[Versus Karoli imperatoris III] » Incipit: ‘Laudibus eximiis celebrantur saecula prisca’ » Explicit: ‘Nobilis aut sanguis dextrave Marte potens’ » Dümmler: verse V. See earlier note.
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f. 120r
[Versus ad ecclesiam] » Incipit: ‘Haec est mira domus vario depicta metallo’ » Dümmler: verse VI (i).
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f. 120r
[Versus ad fontem] » Incipit: ‘Hic fons inriguus vitalia dora ministrat’ » Dümmler: verse VI (ii).
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f. 120r
[Versus ad fenestram] » Incipit: ‘Ne David grabatum temptator callidus intret’ » Dümmler: verse VI (iii).
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f. 120r
[Versus ad hostium] » Incipit: ‘Qui Egyptios agni dudum de sanguine postes’ » Dümmler: verse VI (iv).
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f. 120r
[Versus ad ministerium] » Incipit: ‘Qui ex duro latices iussit producere saxo’ » Distichon. Dümmler: verse VI (v).
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f. 120r
[Sit tibi summa salus semper sine fine beata] » Incipit: ‘Sit tibi summa salus semper sine fine beata’ » Dümmler: verse VII.
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f. 120r–f. 120v
» MS heading: ‘Verba philosophiae ad suos sectatores’ » Incipit: ‘Quisquis alumne, velis varias cognoscere rerum’ » Dümmler: verse VIII.
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f. 120v
» MS heading: ‘Magister exortans discipulos’ » Incipit: ‘Discite nunc, pueri! Docilis cito vertitur aetas’ » First part of a poem. Dümmler: verse IX (i).
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f. 120v
» MS heading: ‘Magister comminans discipulis’ » Incipit: ‘Quemlibet hic segnem levitatis culpa remordet’ » Second part of a poem. Dümmler: verse IX (ii).
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f. 120v
[Vir orans] » Incipit: ‘Haec, rogo, parva domus caelesti pace serena’ » Dümmler: verse X.
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f. 121r
» MS heading: ‘Epitafium filli Catonis’ » Incipit: ‘Quid tibi mors faciam que nulli parcere nosti
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f. 121r–f. 121v
» MS heading: ‘Epitafium Folradi’ » Incipit: ‘Felix illa hominum est mors et preciosa bonorum’ » Explicit: ‘Pro peregrino me, posco, precare tuo’ » Epitaph in honour of Fulrad, abbot of Saint-Denis (d. 784). Dümmler: verse XII.
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f. 121v
» MS heading: ‘Item aliud epitafium’ » Incipit: ‘Qui pietate pater, pastor cura, ore magister’ » Epitaph in honour of Fardulf, abbot of Saint-Denis (d. 806). Dümmler: verse XIII.
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f. 121v
[Versus in honore Dagoberti suorumque] » MS heading: ‘Item alii versus’ » Incipit: ‘Egregii proceres Clotharius ac Dagobertus’ » Dümmler: verse XIII.
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f. 121v
[Versus in honore Caroli eiusque parentum] » MS heading: ‘Item alii versus’ » Incipit: ‘Effigies regum hic et nomina clara refulgent’ » Dümmler: verse XIV.
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f. 121v–f. 122r
[Epitaphium Pippini] » Incipit: ‘Hoc iacet in tumulo Pippinus, rex venerandus’ » Explicit: ‘... raptus ab ab orbe fuit.’ » Epitaph in honour of Pippin (d. 810). Dümmler: verse XV.
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f. 122r
» MS heading: ‘Epitafium Alquini’ » Epitaph in honour of Alcuin
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f. 122r
» MS heading: ‘Epitafium
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f. 122v
[Qui manibus librum] » Incipit: ‘Qui manibus librum, lector, comprenderis istum’ » Dümmler: verse XVI (i).
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f. 122v
[Epitaphium Motharii] » Incipit: ‘Hoc recubat tumulo Motharius ille sacerdos’ » Explicit: ‘Sit requies illi, lector opime, precor’ » Epitaph in honour of Motharius the priest. Dümmler: verse XVI (ii) + first two lines of XVII.
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f. 122v–f. 123r
[Te precor omnipotens quadrati] » Incipit: ‘Te precor, omnipotens quadrati’ » Explicit: ‘De mortis nullus lege solutus adest’ » Dümmler: verse XVII from line 3 onwards. Dungal is mentioned here.
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f. 123r
[Epitaphium Authelmi monachi] » MS heading: ‘Item’ » Incipit: ‘Authelmi monachi busto sunt membra sub isto’ » Epitaph in honour of Authelm. Dümmler: verse XVIII.
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f. 123r
» Aenigmata by Aldhelm, followed later on (f. 135v) by those of Symphosius.
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f. 140v
[Epitafium Karoli imperatoris] » Incipit: ‘Aurea caelorum postquam de virgine prolis’ » Epitaph in honour of Charlemagne (d. 814). Dümmler: verse XIX.
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f. 141v–f. 142v
» Incipit: ‘Quisque venis studio discendi fretus, amice’ » Series of eight poems, beg. (1) Quisque venis studio discendi fretus, amice, (2) Facundi dicti si cui est studiosa voluntas, (3) Quisquis habes votum, quae sit dialectica, scire, (4) Lector aritmeticae conductus amore magistrae, (5) Qui cupiat formas quas dat geometrica nosse, (6) Musica quid, valeat, quid sit, quicumque requiris, (7) Astrorum cupidus quisquis scrutator adisti and (8) Lucida quae cernis clarescere tecta, viator. Dümmler: verse item XX.
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f. 142v–f. 143r
[De artibus liberalibus (Vat.Reg.lat. 2078)] » Incipit: ‘Dextera magna dei ecclesiam tueatur ab hoste’ » Dümmler: verse XXI.
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The list below has been collated from the table of contents (if available on this page)
Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts.
and incoming annotations concerning individual texts (again, if available).
Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.
De artibus liberalibus (Vat.Reg.lat. 2078)
(MS)
f. 142v–f. 143r
incipit: Dextera magna dei ecclesiam tueatur ab hoste   Dümmler: verse XXI.
Epitafium Karoli imperatoris
(MS)
f. 140v
incipit: Aurea caelorum postquam de virgine prolis   Epitaph in honour of Charlemagne (d. 814). Dümmler: verse XIX.
Epitaphium Authelmi monachi
(MS)
f. 123r
rubric: Item   incipit: Authelmi monachi busto sunt membra sub isto   Epitaph in honour of Authelm. Dümmler: verse XVIII.
Epitaphium Motharii
(MS)
f. 122v
incipit: Hoc recubat tumulo Motharius ille sacerdos   Epitaph in honour of Motharius the priest. Dümmler: verse XVI (ii) + first two lines of XVII.
Epitaphium Pippini
(MS)
f. 121v–f. 122r
incipit: Hoc iacet in tumulo Pippinus, rex venerandus   Epitaph in honour of Pippin (d. 810). Dümmler: verse XV.
(MS)
f. 117v–f. 118v
rubric: Hos Karolo regi versus Hibernicus exul   incipit: Dum proceres mundi regem venerare videntur   Dümmler: verse II.
(Text)
(MS)
f. 119r
incipit: Armillas grandi gemmarum pondere et auri   Final portion of the poem.
O Deus omnipotens convexae
(MS)
f. 117r–f. 117v
incipit: O deus omnipotens, convexae conditor arcis   Dümmler: verse I (first 28 lines).
Qui manibus librum
(MS)
f. 122v
incipit: Qui manibus librum, lector, comprenderis istum   Dümmler: verse XVI (i).
Sit tibi summa salus semper sine fine beata
(MS)
f. 120r
incipit: Sit tibi summa salus semper sine fine beata   Dümmler: verse VII.
Te precor omnipotens quadrati
(MS)
f. 122v–f. 123r
incipit: Te precor, omnipotens quadrati   Dümmler: verse XVII from line 3 onwards. Dungal is mentioned here.
Versus Karoli imperatoris I
(MS)
f. 119r
rubric: Versus Karoli imperatoris   incipit: Haec est vera fides, caeli quaeu ducit ad aulam   Dümmler: verse III. Of this panegyric addressed to Charlemagne and the two following, Kenney argues that they are ‘written at St-Denis and form[...] one collection with the preceding [by Hibernicus Exul], but by other authors’.<span class="smw-highlighter" data-type="5" data-state="persistent" data-title="Information" title="n. 2 James F. Kenney, ‘



  • Sources

Notes

James F. Kenney, ‘The expansion of Irish Christianity’ in The sources for the early history of Ireland... (1966): 541.
James F. Kenney, ‘The expansion of Irish Christianity’ in The sources for the early history of Ireland... (1966): 541.

Primary sources
This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

Dümmler, Ernst (ed.), Poetae Latini aevi Carolini, vol. 1, MGH Antiquitates, Berlin: Weidmann, 1881.
Dmgh.de: <link> Contains some of the verse.
Mai, Angelo, Classicorum auctorum e Vaticanis codicibus editorum, 10 vols, Rome, 1828–1838.
Hathitrust: <link>, <link> Vol. 5 (1833), 405–425 Contains some of the verse.

Secondary sources

Springer, C. P. E., The manuscripts of Sedulius: a provisional handlist, Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, New Series 85.5, Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1995.
Internet Archive: <link> 193–194
Reifferscheid, A., “Die römischen Bibliotheken: 6. Die vaticanische Bibliothek. b. Bibliotheca Reginensis”, Sitzungsberichte der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, phil-hist. Klasse 95 (1868, 1868): 41–142.

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