BL: Cotton MS Vespas. E. iii

f 95v col 2 (Articles of enquiry in monasteries)

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an... ystrionibus potest dari cibus quia pauperes sunt non quia ystriones & eorum ludi non videantur uel audiantur,uel permittantur fieri coram abbate uel Monachis.

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  • Footnotes
    • ¶: rubricated
    • an: a rubricated
  • Record Translation

    f 95v col 2 (Articles of enquiry in monasteries)

    ...

    Whether ... food can be given to entertainers because they are poor, not because they are entertainers; and their plays should not be seen or heard, or allowed to be performed before the abbot or the monks.

    ...

  • Glossed Terms
    • ystrio, -onis n m in CL, an actor; sense widening in ML, here an entertainer, or performer of some kind unspecified [see histrio DML, OLD]
    • ludus, -i n m entertainment, ‘play,’ of an unspecified kind, not necessarily dramatic [see also DML ludus]
  • Document Description

    Record title: Annals of Burton upon Trent Abbey
    Repository: BL
    Shelfmark: Cotton MS Vespas. E. iii
    Repository location: London

    1263; Latin; parchment; vi +214+ v; 220mm x 160mm; modern pencil foliation supersedes several earlier foliations in ink; composite MS in modern BL binding, original quires mounted on guards, title on spine: 'ANNALS OF | BURTON-ON-TRENT | ABBEY, ETC.'

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