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'The Chronicle of Eusebius as translated into Latin and edited by St. Jerome...', Written chiefly in three hands of the 6th century, in uncials

MS. Auct. T. 2. 26

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'The Chronicle of Eusebius as translated into Latin and edited by St. Jerome: followed [fol. 146] by the Chronicle of Marcellinus: ... 178 leaves, of which 32 [fols. 1-32] are supplied in a French hand of the 15th cent.' (note from the Palæographical Society's description). This is the oldest MS. of either chronicle at present known:
  1. The last leaf of the Jerome is lost: the part remaining in the old hand is from 555 after Abraham to A.D. 381 ('per auaritiam Maximi'): then a leaf in sloping uncials (still of the 6th cent.: fol. 145) supplies an end to the chronicle ('quae condita est a Romulo--apud Durostorum')
  2. The Marcellinus is complete at beginning, with preface, and occupies fols. 146-178: a leaf or more is lost at the end soon after 'et ipse in parte (a. u. c. 548), but the page is much worn
  3. The first writing of the MS. occupies fols. 33-81r: the second, fols. 81r-144: the third writing (Marcellinus) is stated to be rather later, and covers fols. 146-178
  4. There are glosses, some contemporary, some of the 15th century, throughout the book


  • Written chiefly in three hands of the 6th century, in uncials


181 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

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MS. Auct. T. 2. 26

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. 20632

Custodial History

MSS. Meerman Purchase List (1824) 54.

Custodial History

Owned by the College de Clermont: in 1764 the volume had 196 leaves, but was unbound.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital surrogate available in Digital Bodleian. Microfim surrogate at R.Films 101.


See facsimile at: Fotheringham, John Knight, The Bodleian Manuscript of Jerome's Version of the Chronicles of Eusebius (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1905). Descriptions of the manuscript will be found in Hermes , xxiv, p. 393 (1889, by Th. Mommsen); Journal of Philology , xviii, no. 36, p. 277 (1890, by E. G. Hardy: cf. xx, p. 134); Palæographical Society , Facsimiles, Ser. ii, pll. 129-30 (1890). At fol, i is a letter from sir E. Maunde Thompson, Dec. 17, 1888, about the date of this and some other Bodleian manuscripts.

Physical Facet

On parchment, in parts rubbed and worn


9 5/8 × 7 7/8 in.

Repository Details

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