A Medieval Anomaly

Have you ever heard of the Caligula Troper? No? How about the Cotton Troper?

A troper is a collection of “tropes” or chants for specific feast days of the Church Calendar. The Caligula Troper is unusual because of its decoration and artistic style. Is something completely unexpected for an 11th century manuscript.

The Medieval Manuscript Blog has the details, take a look.


Pontifex University is an online university offering a Master’s Degree in Sacred Arts. For more information visit the website at www.pontifex.university

Lawrence Klimecki is a deacon for the diocese of Sacramento as well as a working artist, he writes on art and faith at www.DeaconLawrence.org 

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