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Report No. a384


late 12th c.


Alternative Names



Probably the name of the (French?) master whose glosses on the Collectio Cassellana (c.1185–87) were signed with the Greek siglum ‘Phi’ (φ or Φ). More recently, however, Stephan Kuttner has suggested that we may be merely confronted with a distorted ‘M.’ Rudolf Weigand conjectured that these glosses could be those of Fidantia. Peter Landau has examined the glosses and concluded that these glosses might be attributed to an unknown German canonist who worked at the end of the twelfth century.



No. 1

Glosses on the Collectio Cassellana.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Glosses on the Collectio Cassellana.


Bamberg, Staatsbibl. Can. 18, fol. 25–43v


Kassel, Universitäts- u. Landesbibl. Jur.15



P. Landau, ‘Die Phi.-Glossen der Collectio Cassellana’, in Medieval Church Law and the Origins of the Western Legal Tradition: A Tribute to Kenneth Pennington, W. Müller, ed. (Washington DC 2006) 159–69.

S. Kuttner, ‘Retractationes VII’, in Gratian and the Schools of Law (London 1983) 11.

S. Kuttner, ‘Bernardus Compostellanus Antiquus’, Traditio, 1 (1943) 281 n.16.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 293.