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Library Place Bern
Library Name Burgerbibliothek
Shelfmark MS 394
Folio Range Whole MS (I + 232 fols)
Date X ex.
  • Western Francia


  • Carmen de Herico with neumes (fol. I)
  • Prudentius, Carmina, including the Hamartigenia and the Psychomachia, with scholia (1r-225v)
  • Avitus of Vienne, Homilia de rogationibus (225v-226r)

Among the various poems and hymns copied in this MS we find also:

  • Alcuin, Versus ad Samuelem ecclesiae Sennensis episcopum, inc. Est mihi seruili scripulus dicione subactus (226v-227r)
  • Anonymous poem addressed to Constantine, monk of Fleury and later abbot of Micy, inc. Constantine meis opus est non promere uerbis (227v-230r)
  • Anonymous poem de fratre Bovone, inc. Conuenio signis quem conuenisse loquelis (230r-231r).
Old Breton Materials No
Irish / Hiberno-Latin materials No
Connection with Brittany

The date indicated here is taken from LF BF180 (cf. also Bischoff, Kat. §590, indicating s. IX / X). In relation to the origin of this MS, Bischoff states (Kat. §590): 'Westfrankreich (wahrscheinlich bretonischer Einfluß).' Bischoff's comment seems to be the only (tenuous) link between Brittany and this codex, which in fact may have been written anywhere in Western Francia, possibly in a monastery of the Loire Valley such as Fleury, Micy or Auxerre.

Number(s) in Bischoff's Katalog 590
Essential bibliography

Hagen 1875: 362–3; LF BF180.

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Last Updated 2021-05-10 15:46:13
Author Jacopo Bisagni
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