|Shelfmark||MS Lat. 12957|
|Folio Range||5th C.U. (fols 96r-100v)|
|Old Breton Materials||No|
|Irish / Hiberno-Latin materials||No|
|Connection with Brittany|
In his Katalog (Kat. §4848), Bischoff tentatively suggested an ascription of this codicological unit to Brittany—an attribution followed, however, by a tell-tale question mark. Indeed, pending a more detailed palaeographical analysis, such a Breton origin is no more than a possibility.
Regardless, it should be noted that the unpublished text at fols 96r-99r is a most interesting dialogue on the Psalter. Several patristic authorities are invoked throughout the text, e.g. Cassiodorus, Augustine, Jerome, Isidore, Ambrose, Hilary of Poitiers and Eucherius (spelt Etherius); at fol. 97r, the magister lists a number of musical instruments which the ancient Hebrews used to performs the Psalms (organis citharis nablis timpanis cymbalis tubis; cf. also fol. 98r concerning the nablum and the organum). A comparison of this tracts with Hiberno-Latin Psalter commentaries, as well as with the texts belonging to the (originally Irish?) tradition of the Pseudo-Jerome's Epistula ad Dardanum (cf. Bisagni 2015b), may be useful.
|Number(s) in Bischoff's Katalog||4848|
BnF Archives et Manuscrits; Colette 2009: 86.
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|Last Updated||2021-07-08 13:58:55|
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