[Latin epigrams]., [8--? or 9--?] | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Binding fragment containing 16 Latin epigrams by Bede, Cellanus, Damasus, and others. This fragment preserves the only extant witness of Bede's epigrammatic poem "In absida basilice," concerning the dedication of the cathedral of Cyneberhtus, Bishop of Lindsey. Possibly compiled by Milred, Bishop of Worcester.
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Layout: Written in 24 long lines.
Script: Written in an insular pointed minuscule script.
Decoration: Each poem is preceded by a large, rubricated initial; headline of each poem in red.
Origin: Presumably written in England, late 8th or early 9th century.
Published in: Wallach, Luitpold. "The Urbana Anglo-Saxon Sylloge of Latin Inscriptions." In Poetry and Poetics from Ancient Greece to the Renaissance: Studies in Honor of James Hutton, edited by G. M. Kirkwood, 134-151. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1975.
Provenance: Purchased from H.P. Kraus, 22 July 1959 (catalog 88, item no. 4, with 2 plates). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography,