Talk:Codex Gigas

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Cleanup template[edit]

Why was clean-up template placed to the Legend of creation section? This section is just translation (maybe sometime bad) from czech wiki. --Jklamo 00:24, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Nobody responded, so i will delete clean-up template. --Jklamo 16:30, 19 April 2006 (UTC)


The Legend section could use more sourcing. Also, I made two edits to that section, one a minor punctuation change to make a sentence more readable and the other changing the claim of the length of time it would have taken to complete the transcription.
allixpeeke (talk) 05:42, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Copyedit Changes[edit]

Have tried to clean up this article somewhat. Previous version contained the following in the 'content' section: Very interesting are spiral ornamentations with flower browse. I wasn't sure what this meant so I took it out, feel free to put it back in if you can demystify it. Odmrob 16:41, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

who know[edit]

where are good gouality images of this codex on net? Nasz 10:00, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

The codex is stored in the Sweden. Today I added a link to the place where the national library shows it online. Hope you like it. Greetings, Fleurstigter 10:49, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

for shame[edit]

From the first paragraph: "...and the legend surrounding it's creation." I only have one question: what is an "it is creation" and do people who are fluent in English actually contribute to pages like these? 99.234.79.221 (talk) 23:56, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

  • I think you should just change any minor grammar mistakes you find if they bother you. Good luck holding the internet masses to the standard that you've set here.166.122.10.94 (talk) 18:41, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
  • What is an "its creation," and why didn't you include a comma after the quotation? Muphry's law might help you out a bit. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.92.86.80 (talk) 22:56, 4 July 2010 (UTC)

no RATES?[edit]

THIS has not been rated YET?!!? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.203.28.14 (talk) 22:38, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Devil Caption[edit]

The devil picture appears on page 577 of the book (according to the text and reference) not page 270 as the caption to the image previously stated (I checked 270 and it wasn't illustrated). I've changed the caption Adlab (talk) 21:37, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

It's not page 577 or page 270. Medieval manuscripts are not numbered in pages. Medieval manuscripts are number in folios. The devil is on folio 270 recto (f.270r). This is why wikipedia is so damned stupid. No one knows a god damn thing about anything. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.164.86.20 (talk) 01:30, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

vellum and numbering[edit]

Ok, I just came across this page while browsing about the TV show 'Ashes to ashes'. What struck me was that in the 'Appearance' paragraph it says 'vellum' and 'parchment', two different things. Also, the number of pages in this paragraph are 'eight removed' from 320 pages but 310 pages remain! Can someone with knowledge on this subject please correct 'vellum' vs 'parchment' and '320 = 310 = 8 pages removed' please? Ta, Mondegreen de plume (talk) 10:20, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

'vellum' and 'parchment' are in theory two different things, but there is no consistent distinction or dividing line - vellum is just high quality parchment, but how high? Many museums now use "animal membrane" but that would be confusing for most readers here. But we should be consistent. Johnbod (talk) 11:03, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

290 or 270?[edit]

The caption of the picture says it's on "Folio 270 recto". The text says it's on "Folio 290 recto". The reference shows the image (as page / image 577), but doesn't actually provide the folio number at all. So which is correct? I don't know enough about how the folios are counted to determine from the wdl reference which is right. --David Edgar (talk) 07:39, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Copyedit needed[edit]

This whole entry is badly written, someone needs to edit it for style and grammar. - TheDaveRoss (talk) 20:30, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Agree with TheDaveRoss. This first sentence is incomplete: "The Codex Gigas (English: Giant Book) medieval manuscript in the world." — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gerntrash (talkcontribs) 19:02, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

This is the result of weird Cyrillic vandalism. I've fixed it. --Seduisant (talk) 21:44, 8 October 2012 (UTC)