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Ms. Codex 708 - Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430 - Sancti Augustini opera quaedam
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Author:
Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430.
Title:
Sancti Augustini opera quaedam : [manuscript].
Origin:
[Pontigny, 11--]
Physical description:
112 leaves : parchment, col. ; 266 x 181 (191 x 118) mm. bound to 277 x 191 mm.
Language(s):
Latin, with some lines of Greek.
Summary:
Comprises works by Augustine; works erroneously attributed to Augustine, including a translation from Aristotle; and works by other authors including Ambrose, Possidius, Orosius, and a letter of Pope John II.
Contents:
1. f.1-9r: De pastoribus / Augustine [incomplete at the beginning] -- 2. f.9v-23r: De ovibus / Augustine. -- 3. f.23r-35: De laude et exhortatione viduitatis / Ambrose. -- 4. f.36r: Retractatio in libro ad Horosium contra Priscillianistas / Augustine. -- 5. f.36r-37v: Commonitorium ad Sanctum Augustinum de Priscillianistis et Origenis errore / Orosius. -- 6. f.37v-43r: Responsio ad Orosium de Priscillianistis et Origenis errore / Augustine. -- 7. f.43r: Retractatio in libro de correctione Donatistarum / Augustine. -- 8. f.43r-58r: [Liber] de correctione Donatistarum / Augustine. -- 9. f.58r: Retractatio in libro de fide et operibus / Augustine. -- 10. f.58r-78v: De fide et operibus / Augustine. -- 11. f.79-87r: [Liber] de dialectica / Augustine[?] -- 12. f.87r-102v: Cathegorie translate a Beato Augustino de Greco in Latinum / Aristotle [translation erroneously attributed to Augustine] -- 13. f.102v-104r: Commonitorium ad universam ecclesiam destinatum sub qua cautela Manichei si conversi fuerint suscipi debeant / Augustine [spurious] -- 14. f.104r-106r: Epistola de fide contra Euticianistas de duobus naturis in una persona Domini Nostri Iesu Christi / Pope John II. -- 15. f.106r-109r: Collatio Trinitatis / Augustine [spurious] -- 16. f.109r-112v: Catalogus operum [Possidius' catalog of Augustine's works, incomplete]
Provenance:
Formerly owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps, ms. 11901 (note, f. 1r).
Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1953.
Related names:
Aristotle. Categoriae.
Ambrose, Saint, Bishop of Milan, d. 397. De laude et exhortatione viduitatis.
John II, Pope, d. 535. Epistola de fide contra Euticianistas de duobus naturis in una persona domini nostra Iesu Christi.
Orosius, Paulus. Commonitorium de errore Priscillianistarum et Origenistarum.
Possidius, Saint.
Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, former owner.
Subject:
Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430 Spurious and doubtful works.
Theology - History - Early church, ca. 30-600.
Christian heresies - Early church, ca. 30-600.
Eutychians - Early works to 1800.
Manichaeism - Early works to 1800.
Priscillianism - Early works to 1800.
Logic - Early works to 1800.
Sermons, Latin - Early works to 1800.
Form / Genre:
Codices.
Sermons.
Manuscripts, Latin - 12th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from caption title (f. 1r), added in a later hand.
Incipit and explicit for item 14: Incipit epistola Johannis Papae urbis Romae de fide contra Euticianistas de duobus naturis in una persona Domini Nostri Iesu Christi. Dominis filiis merito illustribus atque...filii merito illustres atque magnifici.
Collation: Parchment, ii (modern paper) + 112 + ii (modern paper); 1⁷(+1 in position 4), 2⁸(single leaves in positions 2 and 7), 3-4⁸, 5⁴, 6-9⁸, 10¹¹(+1 in position 10), 11⁸, 12¹⁰, 13-14⁸; [1-112]; modern foliation in ink, upper right recto.
Layout: Written in 32-33 long lines; ruled in lead; prickings visible.
Script: Written in an early Gothic script by 4 different hands.
Decoration: Simply decorated initials and rubrics in red.
Binding: Modern leather.
Origin: Written in Pontigny, France, mid-12th century (Helen Zakin).
Other formats:
Also available in microfilm (Microfilm 258) Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), p. 14 (Ms. Latin 63).
Complete description and analysis by Zakin, Helen Jackson. "Two Pontigny Manuscripts in American Collections," Studies in Cistercian Art and Architecture, 1 (1982), pp. 13-30; a copy is shelved with the manuscript.
Codicological descriptions (typescript) by Helen Jackson Zakin (1979) and by Katherine Smith (n.d.) shelved with manuscript.
Discussion and analysis, with transcription of the letter of Pope John II by K. A. Kirkwood, (typescript) Spring 2000 is shelved with the manuscript. Kirkwood notes that this letter was published in Migne, Patrologiae Cursus Completus, series 1, vol. 66, book 1, Paris, 1866.
Brief description by Paul Werner, "Manuscript Latin 63, University of Pennsylvania Library," Calligraphy Idea Exchange, vol. 2, no. 2, 1984, pp. 38-41; a copy is shelved with the manuscript.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 708
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 708

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Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Latin
Century: 12th century
Date: 1100
Genre: Codices
Genre: Manuscripts, Latin - 12th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Medieval
Genre: Sermons
Subject: Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430
Subject: Christian heresies
Subject: Eutychians
Subject: History
Subject: Logic
Author: Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430
Related names: Ambrose, Saint, Bishop of Milan, d. 397. De laude et exhortatione viduitatis
Related names: Aristotle. Categoriae
Related names: John II, Pope, d. 535. Epistola de fide contra Euticianistas de duobus naturis in una persona domini nostra Iesu Christi
Related names: Orosius, Paulus. Commonitorium de errore Priscillianistarum et Origenistarum
Related names: Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, former owner
Page material: Parchment