Lecture | An Intriguing Gregorian Manuscript – John Martyn

2013 Margaret Manion Lecture by Associate Professor John Martyn

This free public lecture will focus on an extraordinary illuminated manuscript – made up of forty one letters by Pope Gregory the Great – which is one of a significant group of Latin manuscripts held in the collection of the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne.

Associate Professor John Martyn has recently published a book on this exciting find. In this lecture, he will analyse this Gregorian manuscript in some detail – including his suggestions as to its most likely place and date of production, as well as an examination of the manuscript’s highly unusual capital letters.

After graduating from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, John Martyn was appointed to the staff of the Classics Department of the University of Melbourne. A leading expert on the early Dark Ages in Western Europe, he has written and edited over thirty-three books, particularly on or about Pope Gregory the Great, but also on the Visigoths of Spain and on the Vandals in North Africa. Macmillan has just published his most recent book – on the Gregorian manuscript discovered in the Ian Potter Museum of Art.

Date: Thursday, 17 October 2013 | 6.30pm

Venue: Theatre A, Elisabeth Murdoch Building, The University of Melbourne, Parkville

Free, but registration required – follow this link to register.