Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 214: Boethius, Philosophiae consolatio
Latin, English, Old (ca. 450-1100), and Greek, Modern (1453- )
265 Height (mm) and 210 Width (mm)
[ca. 1000 - 1099]
Given by Daniel Rogers. and To me the book has very much the appearance of a Canterbury production.
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CCCC MS 214 is an eleventh-century English copy of Boethius (c. 480-c. 524), De consolatione philosophiae, a popular work in Anglo-Saxon England. It was written by the same scribe as CCCC MS 411. It has a large number of glosses, some in Old English, and the layout of the manuscript suggests that it was always intended to receive this extra material, much of which is from the glosses on Boethius by Remigius of Auxerre (c. 841-c. 908). At some point the manuscript was damaged to an unusual degree by rats, necessitating the mounting of the parchment in frames of paper. The manuscript was not owned by Matthew Parker; it comes from the collection of Daniel Rogers, d. 1591.