|Shelfmark||MS Lat. 13957|
|Folio Range||2nd C.U. (fols 9-46)|
Alcuin, Dialogus Franconis et Saxonis de octo partibus orationis.
|Old Breton Materials||No|
|Irish / Hiberno-Latin materials||No|
|Connection with Brittany|
According to Bischoff (Kat. §4950) this MS was probably written in Brittany, presumably on account of its script (notice also the frequent use of the abbreviation ɔ for con, e.g. at fol. 11r). In support of Bischoff's view, it is indeed worth noting that Alcuin's grammatical dialogue occurs in at least two further MSS with prominent Breton connections: the fragment Merseburg, Domstiftsbibliothek, MS 204, and Saint-Omer, BM, 666. It is therefore possible that this text was of particular interest to Breton ecclesiastical literati working in Brittany, or, perhaps, in the area of Tours. It is also worth recording the faint entry In nomene Dei sumi [sic] amen (perhaps a probatio pennae?) written in the top margin of fol. 9r (the formula In nomine Dei summi has well-known insular affiliations).
|Number(s) in Bischoff's Katalog||4950|
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