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Roman Virgil
Vatican, MS Vat. lat. 3867, fol. 188v
5th century





Virgilio Romano: Eneide
The Trojan War.

The Vergilius Romanus (Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica, Cod. Vat. lat. 3867), also known as the Roman Vergil, is a 5th-century illustrated manuscript of the works of Virgil. It contains the Aeneid, the Georgics, and some of the Eclogues. It is one of the oldest and most important Vergilian manuscripts. It is 332 by 323 mm with 309 vellum folios. It was written in rustic capitals with 18 lines per page.
The Vergilius Romanus was produced in an undetermined province.



Referenced on p.15, MAA - 247 - D. Nicolle, A. McBride - Romano Byzantine Armies 4th-9th Centuries.
‘Battle between Trojans and Greeks’ in the late 5th century Virgilius Romanus manuscript, which already has much in common with medieval art. The large round shields, scale, lamellar or highly stylized mail shirts, broad-bladed spears and archery equipment also seem halfway between late Roman and early medieval styles. (Vat. Library, Ms. Lat. 3867, Rome)

Back to the Roman Virgil, 5th century. Vatican, MS Vat. lat. 3867.



See also Romano-Byzantine bowl with the triumph of Constantius II, 4th century. State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.
Other Byzantine Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers