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Part of a volume of a Vitae Sanctorum, written in the 10th cent.

MS. D'Orville 526

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  1. (fol. 1) 'Vita bead Gregorii papae': beg. 'Gregorius ||||| [i.e. Hac erased? E.W.B.N.] urbe Romana patre Gordiano', ends 'quarto iduum Martiarum': by Paulus Diaconus
  2. (fol. 11v) 'Incipit Vita sanctorum Syri et Iuentii Papiane urbis pontificum' ('Iuentii' is altered to 'Euentii', and the saint is sometimes called 'Juventius' or 'Inventius' by editors): beg. 'Caelestis exorta prosperitas.'.
This fragment contains gatherings v-viii (quaternions) of a larger volume.


  • written in the 10th cent.


33 Leaves


MS. D'Orville 526

Former reference:

Auct. X. 2. inf. 2. 25

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 17404

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. D'Orville.

Physical Facet

On parchment


9 3/4 × 7 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom