Fabr. 83 8°: Sallustius, opera





Fabr. 83 8°: Sallustius, opera

Parchment, 77 ff. (6×IV + V-2 + 2×IV + III-1), ca. 16,5 × 11,5 cm; Germany, saec. XII

The contents of the manuscript are Sallustius’ Catilinae conjuratio (1v-31r) and Bellum Jugurthinum (31r-77r). On the last page an extract from Lucanus has been added (Phars. IX.411-423: "Tertia pars rerum ... aquilonibus imbres accipit"), and a T-map has been drawn and written (77v)

In the Middle Ages the manuscript belonged to the Benedictine monastery of Saints Cosmas, Damianus and Simeon in Liesborn (according to Lehmann witnessed by ’deutliche Spuren des radierten Besitzvermerkes von Liesborn saec. XIII’ in three erased lines on f. 1r). On the same page two later owners have written their names: Bernhard Rottendorff (1594-1671) and Johann Albert Fabricius (1668-1736). The owner in between them was Marquard Gude (1635-1689). After the death of Fabricius his collection of manuscript remained intact with his son-in-law and heir Hermann Samuel Reimarus (1694-1768). The collection was bought as an ensemble by the University Library of Copenhagen in 1770. The manuscripts of the University Library were incorporated into the Royal Library in 1938

Bibl.: Paul Lehmann, Skandinavische Reisefrüchte, II, in: Nordisk tidskrift för bok- och biblioteksväsen XXII 1935, p. 24 ('Deutsche Minuskel saec. XI ex.'). – Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz. Ergänzungsband I: Sigrid Krämer, Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters, Teil 2, München 1989, p. 493. – Erik Petersen, Intellectum Liberare. Johann Albert Fabricius - en humanist i Europa. København 1998, p. 1049 & 1063. – Birger Munk Olsen, L'Étude des auteurs classiques latins aux XIe et XIIe siècles, II, Paris 1985, p. 326 (’S. XII ex’, ’Allemagne’) & 39; III.1, 1987, 136f.; IV.1, 2009, p. 233: IV.2, 2014, p. 252, 338

Erik Petersen