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Treatises by or relating to St. Cyprian of Carthage, written in the 10th century

MS. Add. C. 15
Held at the Weston Library

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'In hoc codice Sancti Cypriani Epistolae sunt numero xxiiii', 22 treatises by or relating to Cyprian. They are:

  1. (fol. 2) Epistola ad Donatum;
  2. (fol. 6av) Liber ad Demetrianum;
  3. (fol. 13) Epistola ad Fortunatum de exhortatione martyrii;
  4. (fol. 22v) Liber de Lapsis;
  5. (fol. 32v) Liber de opere et eleemosynis;
  6. (fol. 40) De mortalitate;
  7. (fol. 46) De bono patientiae;
  8. (fol. 52) De Oratione Dominica;
  9. (fol. 60v) Epist. ad Caecilium;
  10. (fol. 65) Liber de habitu Virginum;
  11. (fol. 71) Liber de zelo et livore;
  12. (fol. 76) De Unitate Ecclesiae;
  13. (fol. 84) De idolorum vanitate;
  14. (fol. 87) Epist. ad Thibaritanos de exhortatione martyrii - see item 16;
  15. (fol. 91) Epist. ad Nemesianum;
  16. As item 14, with an independent text;
  17. (fol. 97) Epist. ad Antonianum;
  18. (fol. 105v) Testimoniorum adversus Iudaeos libri tres ad Quirinum, the chapters being numbered by Greek letters;
  19. (fol. 147) Epist. ad Florentium (Pupianum) de obtrectatoribus;
  20. (fol. 149) Epistola cleri Romani ad s. Cyprianum, by Novatianus (?), but here called Cyprian's treatise ad Romanos (!);
  21. (fol. 21) Epist. ad Eucratium de histrione;
  22. (fol. 152) Concilium Carthaginense (A.D. 253) de infantibus baptizandis;
  23. (fol. 153v) Concilium Carthaginense (A.D. 256) de haereticis baptizandis.

A facsimile of part of fol. 125v is on pl. x of the Libri Catalogue.


  • Creation: written in the 10th century


160 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Add. C. 15

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. V, no. 24713.

Custodial History

' Epistole Cypriani' 12th cent.: a 19th cent. note bears '3. M. Henri Chatiffour a Colmar.' The 'original oak binding' of 1859 has disappeared.

Catalogue of the ... collection of Splendid Manuscripts ... formed by M. Guglielmo Libri 1859 no. 299*

Physical Facet

On parchment


13 1/4 × 10 1/4 in.

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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