GKS 2023 4°: Lucanus, Pharsalia





GKS 2023 4°: Lucanus, Pharsalia

Parchment, 68 ff., ca. 22,5 × 12 cm; 1150-1200

The manuscript contains Lucan’s text from I.1 to VIII.390, with a further loss of text in the third quire, originally a quaternion, in which two bifolia are missing and one of the remaining bifolia (33+36) has been displaced. Thus more than 2000 lines of Lucan’s text have disappeared in the present volume

The manuscript was acquired by the Royal Library at the auction of the Chapter Library of Hamburg in 1784. It was paginated and signed by Johann Martin Winckler, appointed secretary to the chapter in 1727. Winckler’s pagination and attestation show that the damages had already occurred when he inspected the volume. The manuscript was rebound during the reign of King Christian VIII (1839-1848)

Bibl.: Bibliotheca Capitularis sive apparatus librorum ex omni parte eruditionis in reverendo Capitulo Hamburgensi huc usque asservatorum jam vero ... publica auctionis lege distrahendorum, Hamburgi 1784, p. 273, no. 3361. - Marci Annaei Lucani Pharsalia, ed. C. F. Weber, vol. 3, Lipsiae 1831, p. XLVII. - Ellen Jørgensen, Catalogus codicum Latinorum medii ævi Bibliothecæ Regiæ Hafniensis, Hafniæ 1926, p. 316f. - Birger Munk Olsen, L'Étude des auteurs classiques latins aux XIe et XIIe siècles, vol. 2, Paris 1985 p. 40. - Erik Petersen, Intellectum Liberare. Johann Albert Fabricius - en humanist i Europa. København 1998, 583f.

Erik Petersen