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Orenius / Erennius / Herennius Modestinus in a Lost Manuscript of Isidore: A Reappraisal of the Problem

Wibier, Matthijs (2019) Orenius / Erennius / Herennius Modestinus in a Lost Manuscript of Isidore: A Reappraisal of the Problem. Philologus: Zeitschrift für antike Literatur und ihre Rezeption, 163 (2). pp. 320-330. ISSN 0031-7985. (doi:10.1515/phil-2018-0039) (KAR id:72618)

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Abstract

This paper investigates the ascription of a passage in Isidore’s Differentiae to the jurist Modestinus. A collection of philological notes by the humanist scholar Barthius (Kaspar von Barth) reports the existence of a (now lost) manuscript that credited lemma 1.434 Codoñer to one Orenius, which has ever since usually been emended into Herennius (sc. Modestinus). It is possible to locate this witness in the stemma of the Differentiae. Careful study of Barthius’ reported readings from the manuscript indicate that it was not only peripheral to the tradition, but it also allows us to point out the (skilful) hand of an editor/interpolator, who may have been responsible for the addition of the name Orenius.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1515/phil-2018-0039
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D51 Ancient History
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Matthijs Wibier
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2019 14:29 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/72618 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Wibier, Matthijs: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5812-4677
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