Welcome to
The Digital Viridarium consolationis Project

This website provides Open Access research materials from the Viridarium consolationis, a Latin florilegium compiled in the mid-13th century by Jacobus da Benevento, OP.

The text is a revised edition of the public domain version provided online by Googlebooks, published by Luigi Tosti in Florelegium Casinensis IV (1880), 263-315, transcribed from a 15th-century manuscript: Montecassino, Archivio dell'Abbazia, MS 207, pp.253-375.

Index for the Viridarium consolationis

In most cases the standard modern edition of the source has been cited, and the corresponding passage from that edition is provided for ease of comparison. But when a modern edition is lacking, the citation is to an early printed version or, in the case of quotations from John Chrysostom's homilies on the Gospels of John or Matthew, to an early manuscript exemplar of the original source.

When this revised edition of the Virdarium consolationis is completed, it will be added to the Janus Intertextuality search engine, joining the critical edition of the Manipulus florum and the revised edition of the Liber pharetrae, and will also be published with the Scholastic Commentaries and Texts Archive (SCTA).

©2020 Chris L. Nighman
History Department
Wilfrid Laurier University