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Lives of, and Sermons by, Greek Saints of the Nitrian desert, chiefly translated into Latin from Greek, written in the 12th cent. in England

MS. Douce 351
Held at the Weston Library

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The chief items are:

  1. (fol. 4) 'Vita sancti Antonii abbatis a beato Athanasio Alexandrino episcopo edita, quam Euagrius presbiter de greco transtulit in Latinum'
  2. (fol. 25) 'Vita Hylarionis abbatis' by Jerome
  3. (fol. 34) 'Narratio beati Jeronimi presbiteri de conuersationibus sanctorum Patrum, quas ab Ierosolumis Egiptum pergens didicit'
  4. (fol. 68, after a gap, at least one leaf being lost) 'Explicit de compunctione. Incipit de continentia' (on fol. 67v the last half column is blank).

At end, on fol. 153v 'Expliciunt sermones sanctorum Patrum interpretati de greco in latino a Pelagio diacono sancte Romane ęcclesię [usque ad fol. 139] & Johannes subdiaconus [sic: inde a fol. 139]': an index is on fol. 164.

On fol. 163v 'Lectionem [Lcom, perhaps Leon̄] [I suggest Leond. E.W.B.N.] A Compus [Computus?] fratris Ricardi', 15th cent.


  • Creation: written in the 12th cent. in England


165 leaves, in double columns

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 351

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 21926

A full list 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 some illuminated capitals, etc.


12 1/8 × 8 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom