Through the LIBRARY it is possible to consult the data sheet of several important codices that enable to reconstruct the written culture of the patriarchate of Aquileia. Moreover, for many codices, the complete reproductions are made available, which makes this site a true virtual library of patriarchal Friuli.

Miscellaneous Works

  • 1448-1452; parchment; mm 270 × 170; ff. 169.
  • San Daniele del Friuli, Biblioteca Civica Guarneriana, 102.

A miscellanea of different works having wide spread in the fifteenth-century Humanism that was copied for Guarnerio d'Artegna by some copyists attending the notarial school of Udine.

The codex includes: Plato’s Phaedo in the Latin translation by Leonardo Bruni d’Arezzo (ff. 1r-46v); Jerome’s Vita beati Pauli primi heremite (ff. 47r-52v); Jerome’s De monacho captivo (ff. 52v-57r); Jerome’s Vita beati Hilarionis (ff. 57r-73v); Poggio Bracciolini’s De nobilitate liber (ff. 79r-98v); Carlo Marsuppini’s De nobilitate carmen (ff. 99r-100v); Poggio Bracciolini’s Epistola ad Gregorium Corrarium (ff. 101r-103v); Eutropius’-Paul the Deacon’s Historia Romana (ff. 105r-168r). The Latin translation of Phaedo, which opens the codex, belongs to the youthful production of Leonardo Bruni d’Arezzo. It had and extraordinarily wide spread and turns out to be the first example of humanistic translating, functional to the stylistic needs of the target (Latin) language. Marco da Spilimbergo, the young notary-student who copied this text for Guarnerio, wrote another copy of Phaedo Latin translation that is nowadays the ms. 137 of the Bodmer Foundation of Cologny (doubtfully dated to 1450). The Guarnerianus codex ornamentation is made up of finely decorated initials shaping figures with soft-coloured dresses of the time on gilded foil with vegetal motives in relief, particularly on ff. 79r (a dame and a page holding a garland) and on f. 105r (a page supported by a putto holds two fishes on his arms).

Country of locationItaly
LocationSan Daniele del Friuli
Library / CollectionBiblioteca Civica Guarneriana
AuthorCarlo Marsuppini; Eutropius; Jerome; Leonardo Bruni; Marco da Spilimbergo; Paul the Deacon; Plato; Poggio Bracciolini
Support materialParchment
Extentff. 169
Formatmm 270 × 170
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