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Moduin or Modoin , Latin Modoinus or Moduinus , (* around 770; † 840 to 843) worked as a clergyman and poet of the Carolingian Renaissance at the court of Charlemagne and Louis the Pious . From around 815 he was Bishop of Autun .

He wrote poems in praise of Charlemagne, among others, and another is addressed to his friend Theodulf von Orléans . His Ecloga (from 804 to 810) is a dialogue about poetry in which he also praises the court of Charlemagne as the new Rome. He signed his poems as "Naso" after Ovid's nickname . A complete manuscript of the Ecloga is in the British Library , another in Darmstadt .

When Agobard was deposed as Bishop of Lyon in 835 , Moduin took over some of his duties, which brought him into conflict with the local clergy, especially Florus of Lyon .

Possibly (Francesco Stella) he is also the poet of the anonymously published poem Karolus Magnus et Leo Papa ( Paderborn epic , around 800) about the meeting of Karl with Pope Leo in Paderborn 799.


  • Ecloga. In: Ernst Dümmler: Poetae Latini Aevi Carolini. Volume 1, Monumenta Germania Historica, Berlin 1881, pp. 382-391
    • and letter poem to Theodulf, p. 569
  • Dümmler: Nasos (Modoins) poems to Charlemagne. New archive of the Society for Older German History, Volume 11, 1885/86, pp. 81–90


  • Peter Godman: Poets and Emperors. Frankish Politics and Carolingian Poetry. Oxford, New York 1987
  • Peter Godman: Poetry of the Carolingian Renaissance. London 1985
  • Francesco Stella: Poesia Carolingia. Florence 1995
  • Francesco Stella: Author and attributions of the so-called Karolus Magnus et Leo papa, Nova de veteribus. Festschrift PG Schmidt. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2004, pp. 155–175.
  • Francesco Stella: Autore e attribuzioni del "Karolus Magnus et Leo papa" . In: Peter Godman, Jörg Jarnut , Peter Johanek (eds.): On the eve of the imperial coronation. The epic “Karolus Magnus et Leo papa” and the Pope's visit to Paderborn 799. Berlin 2002, pp. 19–33
  • Dieter Schaller : Letter poems as contemporary witnesses: Theodulfs fall 817/818. In: H. Mordek (Ed.): From archives and libraries. Festschrift for Raymund Kottje on his 65th birthday. Freiburg Contributions to Medieval History, 3, 1992, pp. 107–119
  • Klaus Zechiel-Eckes : Florus' polemic against Modoin. Unknown texts on the conflict between the Bishop of Autun and the Lyon clergy in the 1830s. Francia, Vol. 25, 1999, pp. 19-38

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