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


Virgilio Romano: Eneide

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.

Aeneas portrayed as a Romano-Byzantine soldier. Roman Virgil, Vatican, MS Vat. lat. 3867, fol. 74v, 5th century.
Ascanius Shooting the Stag of Sylvia. Roman Virgil, Vatican, MS Vat. lat. 3867, fol. 163r, 5th century.
The Trojan War portrayed as a Romano-Byzantine soldiers. Roman Virgil, Vatican, MS Vat. lat. 3867, fol. 188v, 5th century.
Neptune. Roman Virgil, Vatican, MS Vat. lat. 3867, fol. 235v, 5th century.



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