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Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 330: Martianus Capella, De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii; Glossary on Martianus Capella.

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Title:
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 330: Martianus Capella, De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii; Glossary on Martianus Capella.
Alternate Title:
Martianus Capella cum Commento
Language:
Latin
Extent:
ff. 87 + 40
Approximate Date:
[ca. 1000 - 1199]
Collection:
Parker Manuscripts
Description:
CCCC MS 330 consists of two parts. Although they are appropriately associated since one contains a gloss on the text found in the other, they were originally separate manuscripts. The first part, written either in Normandy or in England probably in the early twelfth century, contains the De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii by the late antique author, Martianus Capella. It has an ex libris inscription of Malmesbury abbey, and contains writing in the hand of William of Malmesbury OSB (c. 1080-1143). It may have been William himself who combined it with the second part, which contains a commentary on Martianus Capella probably either by Dunchad (9th century) or Martin of Laon. The same text is found in CCCC MS 153. This second part was written on the Continent in the late ninth century (although Bischoff does not mention it in his catalogue of ninth-century manuscripts, which may mean he thought it later), but it was probably brought to England relatively early.