Renæssanceforum 3 • 2007

Birger Munk Olsen
Les recueils de commentaires et d'accessus classiques dans les manuscrits du xiie siècle

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Twelfth-Century Manuscripts Containing Collections of Commentaries on and accessus to Classical Authors: In the first part of the article the different types of collections are analyzed from a codicological point of view to show how and when they were composed. The transmitted collections of commentaries, on the works of both single and several authors, are listed. In the second part three specific examples are used to discuss the extent to which such collections may help identify the authors of anonymous commentaries. The third part treats accessus which, separated from the texts they introduce, may constitute collections. Five such collections are preserved in manuscripts from Southern Germany and Northern Italy.