California Italian Studies
Un modello beneventano per il Virgilio altomedievale di Napoli (ms ex vind. 58. Lat.6)
- Author(s): Perriccioli, Alessandra
- et al.
The Neapolitan Virgil (Naples, B.N., ms ex vindob, lat.6) was written and illuminated in Naples about 950 and was part of the library of the Duke John III and his wife Theodora. The manuscript derives from a model of lateantiquity, but the closeness of its drawings to the wall paintings in the church of S. Sophia in Benevento can assume the existence of an intermediate model that was written and illuminated for the wife of duke Arechi II, Adelperga, who was Paul the Deacon’s student.