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Compendium Diez. B. Sant. 66 (Grammatici latini et catalogus librorum) Facsimile Edition

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Miscellany manuscript with a list of books which probably originated from the Palace Library of Charlemagne. Moreover, this grammatical manuscript contains a carolingian commentary to the metrics of Servius, five poems of members of the court (Angilbert, Charlemagne, Paulus Diaconus, Fiducia) and others. This collective codex is a unique document from the time of Charlemagne. Written by various students of the Court School, it gives a glimpse into the development of the school by showing the kind of writings the arduous students used from their lectures of various read texts and how these eventually influenced the attainment of their own style of writing. How strong the interest of Charles I in education was, is apparent in the poem of Fiducia, who admits, because of his mistakes to have received a reprimand from the Kaiser himself. The wealth of grammatical reading texts found in this codex shows the diligent, but moreover the unequaled aspiration, pursuit, ambition in the early Carolingian times.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Compendium Diez. B. Sant. 66 (Grammatici latini et catalogus librorum)": Sammelhandschrift Diez. B. Sant. 66 facsimile edition, published by Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA), 1973

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