Sedulius Scottus and the Recensio Scotica of Priscian's Ars

Titel in Übersetzung: Sedulius Scottus und die irische Rezension der Ars Prisciani

Elke Krotz

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Six manuscripts of Priscian's Ars are counted among its recensio scotica, as they have variants or Irish glosses or Insular script in common. This article demonstrates, based on a series of samplings from all extant manuscripts of saec. viii-x/xi, that the Irish group is not as clearly defined as one might expect from the apparatus of the edition. In particular, the main text of MS E turns out to be a hybrid, cobbled together from several sources. One other manuscript, until now neglected in research, Zürich, ZB, C 37, can be associated with the Irish family. This Ars manuscript is identified as the middle part of a former book whose front and rear quires (Leiden, UB, Voss. Lat. F. 67, part iii) contain the Commentariolum of Sedulius Scottus and minor works of Priscian. The variants of its Ars text suggest that the book is a descendant of Sedulius' Priscian copy. The reconstructed book indicates in all texts that Sedulius utilised Irish as well as continental manuscripts.

Titel in ÜbersetzungSedulius Scottus und die irische Rezension der Ars Prisciani
Seiten (von - bis)81-112
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2015

ÖFOS 2012

  • 602024 Klassische Philologie


  • Sedulius Scottus, Ars Prisciani, karolingisch, altirisch