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Commentary on the Song of Songs and Homilae in Canticum Canticorum, written in the 12th cent. in Italy (?)

MS. Douce 145
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fol. 1) 'Incipiunt Cantica Canticorum', the comm, on the Song of Solomon usually ascribed to Cassiodorus: beg. 'Osculetur me ... Salomon inspiratus': with some marginal notes
  2. (fol. 116) The commentary of Gregory the Great on the Song of Solomon i. 1-8: beg. 'Postquam de Paradisi gaudiis': ends, 'similem te attendi.'.

There is an erased note, once showing the ownership of the book in A.D. 1365, on fol. 152v.


  • Creation: written in the 12th cent. in Italy (?)


153 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 145

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 21719

A facsimile of part of a page of this MS. is in the 1840 catalogue.

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, with two illuminated capitals, etc.


9 7/8 × 6 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom