Seven. Manuscripts of Juvenal and Persius

  1. Susanna Braund2 and
  2. Josiah Osgood3
  1. Holt. N. Parker

Published Online: 21 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118301074.ch7

A Companion to Persius and Juvenal

A Companion to Persius and Juvenal

How to Cite

Parker, Holt. N. (2012) Manuscripts of Juvenal and Persius, in A Companion to Persius and Juvenal (eds S. Braund and J. Osgood), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118301074.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Stanford, Yale, London, UK

  2. 3

    Georgetown University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Cincinnati, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 1 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199650

Online ISBN: 9781118301074



  • manuscripts of Persius/with Juvenal's 400–500, to an adoring public, Persius' reception far different;
  • principal manuscripts of Juvenal, sunk into oblivion resurging once more;
  • surviving manuscripts, none being free from corruption/contamination;
  • principal manuscripts of Persius (not shared with Juvenal);
  • principal manuscripts of the Commentum Cornuti;
  • manuscripts' main text and marginalia, likely stemming from different sources;
  • scholia and other marginalia, and incorporation into the main text;
  • Juvenal's earliest stages of transmission into desuetude, soon after his writings;
  • Roman rhetoric/poetry panegyric, favoring rhetorical poets, Ovid, Juvenal, Persius;
  • manuscript tradition of Juvenal, understood as from two different types of transmission


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Juvenal

  • Juvenal: The Earliest Stages of Transmission

  • Making Sense of the Mess

  • The Prototype

  • Juvenal: 400-500

  • Commentaries and Scholia

  • Juvenal 500-600

  • Carolingian Renaissance

  • The Vulgate Text

  • Persius Manuscripts

  • Further Reading