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Pauli Horosii presbiteri Aduersum Paganos libri numero septem', Written in the third quarter of the 11th century at Metz

MS. Auct. T. 1. 23
Held at the Weston Library

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'Pauli Horosii presbiteri Aduersum Paganos libri numero septem' (from the colophon), preceded by an 'Argumentum' and prefatory letter to bp. Augustinus: each book is preceded by a list of chapters. On fol. 206v is, in a different hand (about A.D. 1100?), 'Nomina ciuitatum Gallię', in 19 provinces beg. 'In Italia. Roma. Rauenna ... 1. Prima Prouincia Lugdunensis habet ciuitates numero ν'): and on fol. 207v (12th cent.) 'Fulconi scolastico humilis frater Stephanus', a Latin letter on theological questions: beg. 'Questiones quas magnitudo uestra.'.


  • Creation: Written in the third quarter of the 11th century at Metz


209 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Auct. T. 1. 23

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. 20630

Custodial History

MSS. Meerman Purchase List (1824) 52.

Custodial History

On fol. t are 15 hexameters, 'Presbiter Horosius ex Hispanis oriundus | Hic septem libris erumnas colligit orbis ... Hunc tibi Vincenti librum, martyr pie Christi, | Scribi fecerunt et prompta mente dederunt | Perpetis Vlricus spe fructus atque Rodulfus | Ordine corde loco fratres et origine carnis | Sub patre Folquino qui primus amore benigno | Hos aluit primisque adolescere ivuit ab annis; | Hinc Christo grates, laus dantibus et bona merces; | Gratia seruanti, maledictio diripientj.' Folcuinus was abbot of St. Vincent's at Metz from about 1048 till not later than 1078. Owned and signed as no. 20619.

Physical Facet

On parchment


11 1/4 × 8 1/4 in.

Repository Details

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