New Publication: Pecia 20 (2017)

“The Ovidian Allegorical Schoolbook: Arnulf of Orléans and John of Garland Take Over a Thirteenth Century Manuscript,” Pecia (2017): 7-43 is now available online:

The article is focuses on the commentary tradition of Ovid’s Metamorphoses in the twelfth and thirteenth century. A paleographical, codicological, and textual exploration of a thirteenth-century schoolbook (Wolfenbüttel Herzog August Bibliothek, Cod. Guelf. 13.10 Aug. 4o) places the manuscript at the center of a paratextual web which portrays a vivid snapshot the accretion, modification, and composition process of glossing and allegorical commentary. This manuscript nexus includes commentaries on other authors and texts which link HAB, 13.10 Aug. 4o to six other manuscripts (s. XII through s. XIV).

The study brings to the fore new Latin texts which are critically edited for the first time: five unknown accessus and a short catena commentary. A new Ovidian commentator active in France c. 1275 is also identified.

The article also includes analytical descriptions of the following manuscripts: Wolfenbüttel Herzog August Bibliothek, Cod. Guelf. 13.10 Aug. 4o; Frankfurt-am-Main, Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek, lat. qu. 21; London, BL, Add. 10090; Montpelier, Bibliothèque Universitaire de Médecine, H 328; Paris, BnF, lat. 8207 and lat. 8253; and Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek, 4o 34.