Le manuscrit Montpellier 157 de Mannon de Saint-Oyen et la collection De pascha de Florus de Lyon

Abstract : MS. Montpellier, BU Fac. Médecine, 157 contains the Latin translation of an eastern late Antique bishop’s letter, whose original Greek text appears to be lost ; strangely enough, this text has remained totally unpublished to this day. It is the opening text of a handbook on Easter computus that was compiled around 840 by Florus of Lyons ; Montpellier 157, which was copied in 848 by someone we know close to Florus, Manno of Saint-Oyen, is the only extant witness of this « De pascha collection ». This Carolingian Lyonnais miscellany would be the only trace of this letter’s very existence - had not Saint Augustine himself drawn upon this Liber Timothei episcopi de pascha. In anticipation of the edition and analysis of this text that I am currently preparing with Camille Gerzaguet, this article explores its general context : a description and analysis of Florus’ handbook, as well as a material description and a bio-bibliography of the unique witness. These elements shed light on the reasons why Florus saved this most rare text from oblivion, as well as the reasons why the text escaped, until now, the vigilance of modern and contemporary scholars.
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Pierre Chambert-Protat. Le manuscrit Montpellier 157 de Mannon de Saint-Oyen et la collection De pascha de Florus de Lyon. Revue Bénédictine, Brepols, 2018, 128 (1), pp.95-141. ⟨10.1484/J.RB.5.115656⟩. ⟨halshs-01631409⟩

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