Seznec does mention him, in the chapter “The Metamorphoses of the Gods”, where he discusses figure 67. This is pages 167-168 of a Google Books English edition, Princeton UP 1981/1995 (paperback). The page you show in your post also mentions him, "Let us take Mercury, for example. The illustrator of Rémi of Auxerre has given him virtually the aspect of an angel (Monac. lat. 14271)."mikeh wrote: ↑25 Jan 2019, 01:28
Ross: good images. How do you know it is Mercury, in the Remigius, as opposed to Perseus, who wore a "dark helm" from Hades, and flew on "waving wings" according to Ovid? In the Libellus, one version (Reginsus Lat. 1290), Perseus is shown with wings (at least I think it is him in the center, and not Mercury himself).I notice that Seznec does not mention Mercury in his fig. 67. But I don't know what the the Libellus actually says about Perseus. Here is the Latin
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kDaZ9GaQ-c0/ ... e-077a.jpg,, and, while I am at it, Mercury, https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oSoUvZ7U2CY/ ... e-076a.jpg.
These Reginsus Libellus 1290 images are from Liebschutz. But if that is an erection I see on the person in question (your blow-up of the fig. 67 image), that is convincing enough.
But you could also know from the manuscript. This illustration in BSB Clm 14271 only refers to the Marriage proper, that is, the first two books, which is followed by Remigius’ commentary. Perseus does not appear as a character in these two books.
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Clm 14271 - Remigius of Auxerre, Commentary on Martianus Capella
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/000 ... =&seite=26
The name "Mercurius" is probably what is faded out above the figure. I might be able to convince myself that there is a much faded cock, gallus, to our right, by his legs.