Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, MS C 301 inf

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Codex Ambrosianus C 301 inf
  • s. ix
  • Continental manuscripts containing Irish
  • Continental manuscripts containing Irish
  • vellum
C 301 inf
Codex Ambrosianus C 301 inf
Provenance and related aspects
s. ix
9th century
Origin, provenance
possibly Bobbio (e.g. Devreesse), or Ireland (Lowe).
Hands, scribes
Díarmait [scribe]Díarmait ... scribe
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Codicological information
Foliation / Pagination
146 folios
Table of contents

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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.

[facs.] Best, R. I. [intro.], The commentary on the psalms with glosses in Old-Irish preserved in the Ambrosian Library (Ms. C 301 inf.), Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1936.
Collotype facsimile, with an introduction by Best.
[dipl. ed.] Ascoli, G. I. [ed.], Il codice irlandese della Ambrosiana, 2 vols: I. Il testo e le chiose; II. Appendice e illustrazioni, Archivio glottologico italiano 5–6, Rome: Loescher, 1878–1879.
Internet Archive – vol. 1 (originally from Google Books): <link>
Diplomatic edition
[crit. ed.] De Coninck, Lucas, and Maria Josepha d'Hont (eds.), Theodori Mopsuesteni Expositionis in Psalmos luliano Aeclanensi interprete in Latinum versae quae supersunt, Corpus Christianorum, Series Latina 88A, Turnhout: Brepols, 1977.
Critical edition of the Milan commentary and Theodore’s commentary as translated into Latin by Julian of Eclanum (Julianus Aeclanensis)
[ed.] Stokes, Whitley, and John Strachan (eds.), Thesaurus palaeohibernicus: a collection of Old-Irish glosses, scholia, prose, and verse, 3 vols, vol. 1: Biblical glosses and scholia, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1901.  
comments: The first volume of Thesaurus palaeohibernicus covers glosses and scholia on the Old and New Testament. Reprinted by DIAS in 1975.
Internet Archive – vol. 1: <link>
7–483 The Irish glosses

Secondary sources (select)

Lowe, E. A., Codices Latini antiquiores: a palaeographical guide to Latin manuscripts prior to the ninth century. Part 3: Italy. Ancona – Novara, Codices Latini Antiquiores 3, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1938.
no. 326
McNamara, Martin, and Maurice Sheehy [appendices], “Psalter text and Psalter study in the early Irish Church (A.D. 600-1200)” [1973], in: McNamara, Martin, The Psalms in the early Irish Church, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Supplement Series 165, Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000. 19–142.
Devreesse, Robert [ed.], Le commentaire de Théodore de Mopsueste sur les psaumes (I-LXXX), Studi e testi 93, Vatican City: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1939.
Critical edition of the commentary by Theodore of Mopsuestia, with discussion.
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