St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 877
Giammona, Claudio, Ars Ambianensis: Le tre redazioni delle declinationes nominum, Collectanea Grammatica Latina 14, Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 2016.
Law, Vivien, “When is Donatus not Donatus? Versions, variants and new texts”, Peritia 5 (1986): 235–261.
Distinguishing interpolated versions of Donatus’s Ars minor from seventh- and eighth-century grammars based on it is a problem which occasionally obscures aspects of the history of the transmission of the Ars minor as recently traced by Louis Holtz. Crucial for the distinction is the qualitative difference between simple interpolations and the expansions which characterise an independent work: deliberate alterations to wording and structure and the addition of material from other sources. Alterations of this kind identify Holtz’s X’ (St Gall 877, 290–354) as a copy of the Ars Ambianensis and his C’ (Toledo, Biblioteca del Cabildo 99–30, f 33v–34v) as a new grammar, the Ars Toletanensis. The ultimate Spanish origin of the ‘version irlandaise mixte’ of the Ars minor cannot be maintained; and the evidence for this version is shown to be limited to two indirect witnesses, the Ars Asporii and the Ars Ambianensis. General principles applicable to other medieval grammatical texts are set out.
Results for St. Gallen (52)
- s. ix/x/xi
St. Gallen, Kantonsbibliothek Vadiana, VadSlg MS 34
Section of a composite manuscript containing a vita of Fintán of Rheinau.
- s. x/xi
Irish manuscript of the Four Gospels.
- s. viiimed / s. viiiex