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Finding Aid for the Priscian Fragments Collection (MUM01753)

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Finding Aid for the Priscian Fragments Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM01753/
Title: Priscian Fragments Collection
Dates: 10th century-15th century
Physical Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM01753
Location: General Special Collections
Language of Material: Latin; Greek, Ancient
Abstract: The collection contains fragments from medieval manuscripts that focus heavily on the works of Priscian and Livy.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Kathryn Michaelis, November 2011.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Alternative Formats

This collection has been digitized and made available online: http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/medieval


Subject Terms

Priscian, fl. ca. 500-530
Livy
Manuscripts, Medieval


Formats

books of hours
glosses (annotations)
illuminated manuscripts
manuscripts (document genre)
missals
songs (document genre)


Biographical Note

Priscian, a 5th-century Constantinople-based Latin grammarian, composed Institutiones grammaticae, an extensive work explaining Latin grammar through literary works. Livy was a first-century Roman historian who wrote a comprehensive history of Rome and the Roman people.


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains fragments from medieval manuscripts that focus heavily on the works of Priscian and Livy, as well as on classic Christian texts.


User Information

Preferred Citation

Priscian Fragments Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Priscian Fragments Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

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Related Material

Resources at the University of Mississippi

This collection has been digitized and made available online: http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/medieval


Container List

Folder 1 Priscianus Grammatius Caesariensis. Institutes Grammaticarum Cum Glossis Marginalibus Et Interlinearibus Fragmentus SAEC. X Exeuntis, circa 950-1000
Scope: Seller's Notes: One leaf on vellum, 4 to (195: 170 mM.), 25 lines to the page, small Caroline script, with traces of folding and writing on verso much rubbed off, an interesting fragment with the quotation from the Greek in Greek uncials
Folder 2 Fragment of Priscian's Institutes, circa 950-1000
Scope: Seller's Notes: Written in a bold Carolingian minuscule, probably in Germany. The right margin has been cut away, with a loss of text. This fragment contains quotations from Vergil, Horace, Lucanus, Lucilius, and Persius. This fragment once belongs to Ernst J. A. Seyfert, an important 18th century grammarian.
Folder 3 Fragment of Priscian's Institutes, circa 950-1000
Scope: Seller's Notes: Written in a small Carolingian script. Contains citations from Livy, Virgil, and Homer, the last being given in Greek uncials. This fragment once belongs to Ernst J. A. Seyfert, an important 18th century grammarian.
Folder 4 Fragment, circa 1050
Scope: Seller's Notes: This fragment contains quotations from Lucilius, Persius, Vergil, Plautus, Naevius, Ennius, Livy, and Ovid…Contain part of Priscian’s Institutes, inscribed about A.D. 1050, in the time of William the Conqueror. The handwriting is a fine Carolingian minuscule. The holes in the parchment are original- note that the scribe carefully wrote around them.
Folder 5 Unidentified fragment, circa 15th century
Scope: Seller's Notes: Humanis; two leaves
Folder 6 Fragment, New Testament with glosses, 1160
Scope: Seller's Notes: From Switzerland. Vellum. Text in center panel about 18 lines of well written revived Carolingian script, with commentaries and glosses added at a slightly later date. Glosses by Beda, Jerome, and Gregory. Leaves stained, ink brownish tint.
Folder 7 Fragment, Donatus (Aelius) Ars Grammatica Cum Commento Marginali Incerti Auctoris Fragmenta SAEC. XIII, circa 1250
Scope: Seller's Notes: Probably from England. Eight leaves upon vellum, 8 vo. (250:180 mM.), single column with 24 lines to the page, early Gothic script, very broad marginal commentary occasionally running into the textual column in smaller script, red and blue initials with pen-flourishes, red rubrics.
Folder 8 Fragment, Golden Legend, circa 1400
Scope: Seller's Notes: From England or Germany
Folder 9 Fragment, French Missal, circa 15th century
Folder 10 Fragment, circa 1450
Scope: Seller's Notes: Flemish. The illumination on the leaf from the Book of Hours, a devotional text, is heightened by pure gold applied in leaf form.