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verse beg. Baldo, Dei famule, clare magister

Dúngal of Saint-Denis and Pavia
  • Latin
  • verse
  • Hiberno-Latin texts

Carolingian Latin poem written by Dungal (l. 3) and addressed to a certain Baldo magister.

Initial words (verse)
  • Baldo, Dei famule, clare magister
Speaker/Addressee
Addressee: Baldo of SalzburgBaldo of Salzburg (fl. 9th c.) – Teacher in the cathedral school of Salzburg, who has been identified as the patron who commissioned a copy of Adomnán’s De locis sanctis (Vienna MS 458) and the addressee of a poem, perhaps by Dúngal, beg. Baldo, Dei famule.
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Author
Dúngal of Saint-Denis and PaviaDúngal of Saint-Denis and Pavia (d. after 827/828) – Irish scholar, teacher and poet known for his career on the continent, who was associated with Saint-Denis, Pavia and Bobbio.
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A Dungal refers to himself in line 3 and is often identified with the Irish scholar and poet Dungal (of Saint-Denis).

The Baldo to whom the poem is addressed has been identified with the person of this name, teacher in the cathedral school of Salzburg, who wrote a copy of Adomnán’s De locis sanctis and other works in Vienna, ÖNB, MS 458.(1)n. 1 Ludwig Bieler • Denis Meehan, ‘Adamnani de locis sanctis libri tres’ in Adamnan’s De locis sanctis... (1958).(2)n. 2 See also Bischoff (below) and Thomas O'Loughlin, Adomnán and the Holy Places: the perceptions of an Insular monk on the locations of the biblical drama (2007).

Manuscripts
  • Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, MS Clm 14743
    ff. 160r–161r
     
Language
  • Latin
Form
verse (primary)
Number of lines
34 » 34 lines in Dümmler's edition

Classification

Hiberno-Latin texts

Sources

Notes

Ludwig Bieler • Denis Meehan, ‘Adamnani de locis sanctis libri tres’ in Adamnan’s De locis sanctis... (1958).

Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] Dümmler, Ernst [ed.], Poetae Latini aevi Carolini, vol. 1, MGH Antiquitates, Berlin: Weidmann, 1881.
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412–413 (XXIV)

Secondary sources (select)

Bischoff, Bernhard, Die südostdeutschen Schreibschulen und Bibliotheken in der karolingerzeit, 2 vols, vol. 2: Die vorwiegend österreichischen diözesen, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1980.
77ff On Baldo
Contributors
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen
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