Commenta Bernensia

Commenta Bernensia

The Commenta Bernensia, also known as the Bern scholia, are commentaries or marginal notes in a 10th-century manuscript preserved in the Burgerbibliothek of Bern, Switzerland. The commentaries relate to classical Latin texts, including Lucan's De Bellum Civile, and Vergil's Eclogues and Georgics (see Filargirius).

The commentary expands on a reference of Lucan's to the druidic human sacrifice to Teutates (Mercury), Esus (Mars) and Taranis (Jupiter). It states that victims dedicated to Teutates were drowned, those dedicated to Esus were hanged and those to Taranis were burned.


  • ed. Usener, Bern, 1869[1]

See also

  • Threefold death
  • Fragmenta Bernensia

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