Frank T. Coulson

Frank T. Coulson

Frank T. Coulson

Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of Classics, Director of Palaeography

(614) 292-2744

414 University Hall
230 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Ovid
  • Classical Reception
  • Palaeography


  • B.A. Toronto 1975
  • M.A. Toronto 1977
  • Ph.D. Toronto 1982



Elected Member of the Comité International de Paléographie Latine
2018 College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Classics
2005 College of Humanities Exemplary Faculty
2002 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching



The Vulgate Commentary: Book One. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, forthcoming 2010.

Ovid in the Middle Ages
Classica et Beneventana: Essays Presented to Virginia Brown on the Occasion of her 65th Birthday
Incipitarium Ovidianum


Vulgate Commentary on Ovid's Metamorphoses


"The Catena Commentary and its Renaissance Progeny," Manuscripta 54 (2010) 153-170.

"The Manuscripts of the 'Vulgate' Commentary on Ovid's Metamorphoses: A Checklist," Scriptorium 39 (1985) 118-129.

"Manuscript Research: Running the Gauntlet and Surviving," Classical Journal 81 (1985) 59-64.

"New Evidence for the Circulation of the Text of Valerius Flaccus?" Classical Philology 81 (1986) 58-60.

"New Manuscript Evidence for Sources of the Accessus of Arnoul d'Orleans to the Metamorphoses of Ovid," Manuscripta 30 (1986) 103-107.

"Pierpont Morgan Library MS. M. 938: A Newly Discovered Copy of Giovanni del Virgilio's Prose Paraphrase of the Metamorphoses," Scriptorium 40 (1986) 255-256.

"Hitherto Unedited Medieval and Renaissance Lives of Ovid (I)" Mediaeval Studies 49 (1987) 152-207.

"The Manuscripts of the 'Vulgate' Commentary on Ovid's Metamorphoses: Addendum," Scriptorium 41 (1987) 263-264.

"An Update to Munari's Catalogue of the Manuscripts of Ovid's Metamorphoses," Scriptorium 42 (1988) 111-112.

"The Citing of Manuscript Shelfmarks: A Modest Proposal," Classical World 82 (1988) 31-34.

"The Vulgate Commentary on Ovid's Metamorphoses " in "Ovid in Medieval Culture," ed. Marilynn Desmond, Mediaevalia (1987) 29-61.

"Seneca's Troades 1109-1110," Classical Quarterly 39 (1989) 565-566.

"New Manuscripts of the Medieval Interpretations of Ovid's Metamorphoses," Scriptorium 44 (1990) 272-275.

(with Linda C. Jones), "A Newly Acquired Manuscript of Alan of Lille's De planctu naturae in the Ohio State Library," Scriptorium 45 (1991) 84-88.

(with Urania Toptsi), "Vaticanus latinus 2877: A Hitherto Unedited Allegorization of Ovid's Metamorphoses," The Journal of Medieval Latin 2 (1992) 1-61.

"Newly Discovered Manuscripts of Ovid's Metamorphoses in the Libraries of Milan and Florence," Scriptorium 46 (1992) 285-288.

(with Krzysztof Nawotka), "The Rediscovery of Arnulf of Orleans' glosses to Ovid's Creation Myth," Classica et Mediaevalia 44 ( 1993) 267-299.

"Newly Identified Manuscripts containing the Summa Memorialis on the Metamorphoses by Orico de Capriana," Studi Medievali 35 (1994) 817-822.

"A Bibliographical Update (with corrigenda minora) to Munari's Catalogues of the Manuscripts of the Metamorphoses," Manuscripta 38 (1994) 3-22.

"Addenda to Munari's Catalogues of the Manuscripts of the Metamorphoses," Revue d'histoire des textes 25 (1995) 91-127.

"A Newly Discovered Copy of the Vulgate Commentary in an Incunabulum in the British Library," Studi Medievali 36 (1995) 321-322.

"Giovanni F. Picenardi and the Ovidian Commentary in Modena, Biblioteca Estense Est. Lat. 306 (a W. 4.13)," Revue d'histoire des textes 26 (1996) 251-252.

"A Checklist of Newly Discovered Manuscripts of the Allegoriae of Giovanni del Virgilio," Studi medievali 37 (1996) 443-453

"A Checklist of Newly Discovered Manuscripts of Pierre Bersuire's Ouidius moralizatus," Scriptorium 51 (1997) 164-186.

"Hitherto Unedited Medieval and Renaissance Lives of Ovid (II): Humanistic Lives," Mediaeval Studies 59 (1997) 111-153.

"A Newly Discovered Copy of the De orthographia of Parisius de Altedo in the Geisler Library, University of California at San Diego," Scriptorium 51 (1997) 380-381.

"Two Newly Identified Accessus to Ovid's Metamorphoses in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B. 214, and London, British Library, MS Harley 2694," Manuscripta 42 (1998) 122-123.

"Bernardo Moretti: Biographer and Commentator on Ovid: the Manuscripts," Studi medievali 39 (1998) 449-459.

"On a recent publication dealing with medieval commentaries on Ovid," Studi medievali 41 (2000) 845-848.

"Addenda and Corrigenda to Incipitarium Ovidianum," Journal of Medieval Latin 12 (2002) 154-180.

"Ovid's Transformation in Medieval France, c. 1100-c.1350." in Metamorphosis. The Changing Face of Ovid in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, ed. Alison Keith and Stephen Rupp (Toronto, 2007), 33-60.

"Failed Chastity and Ovid: Myrrha in the Latin Commentary Tradition from Antiquity to the Renaissance," in Chastity, ed. Nancy van Deusen (Leiden, 2008) 7-35.

"Procne and Philomela in the Latin Commentary Tradition of the Middle Ages," Euphrosyne 36 (2008) 181-196.

"Addenda and Corrigenda to Incipitarium Ovidianum II," Journal of Medieval Latin 20 (2010) 1-17.

Professor Coulson's CV


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