Vitae Vergilianae antiquae, recc. G. Brugnoli et F. Stok, Romae 1997 (G. Brugnoli pp. 171-92).
The texts of Vitae Philargyrii I and II published here include certain changes that Fabio Stok has made to the edition of Brugnoli (the latter text is printed in parentheses):
cuidam viatori (cudam viatoris)
Gn. Pompeio Magno M. Licinio (Gneo Pompeio Magno et Marco Licinio)
minime libidinis (minimae libidinis)
maxime dilexit (alterum maxime dilexit)
cum id ipsum praestruit (cum [non] id ipsum praestruit)
agri redditi sunt, Asinii (agri redditi sunt. Asinii).
Testimonia: Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, plut. 45, 14 (9th c.), ff. 1r-2r and 14v-15v; Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Lat. 7960 (10th c.), ff. 1r-2r and 12r-v; Paris Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Lat. 11308 (9th c.), ff. 14r-16r and 1r-2r.
In the extant manuscripts, Philargyrius’ two Explanationes to Vergil’s Eclogues are preceded by texts known as Vitae Philargyrii I and II (the second of these is shorter than the first, as in the case of the corresponding Explanationes). Hagen prints the biographies with the Explanationes and they are also included in the collections of Vitae Vergilianae (Diehl, Brummer, Bayer, Brugnoli-Stok, Ziolkowski-Putnam). Vita Philargyrii I is based primarily on Aelius Donatus’ Vita Vergili, but includes extra material from the Vergilian lemmata in Jerome’s Chronicon, from Isidore, and from a few other sources. Vita Philargyrii II depends partially on Vita I, but is otherwise a mosaic consisting of lemmata from Jerome, parts of Servius’ preface to his commentary on the Georgics, and material of unknown provenience. Parts of Vita II are reproduced in the Vergilian biography included in ms. Leidensis Voss., F. 12 f. 21v (9th c.), on which see Upson 1943: 106-7. [F. Stok; tr. C. L. Caterine].