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Three pieces by st. Basil the Great and A Latin translation of a sermon by st. Cyril of Alexandria

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MS. Bodl. 439

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  1. Fol. 12. Three pieces by st. Basil the Great: (fol. 12) Ππόσ παρέίνον έκπατουσαν ... (fol. 17) Πρός μονάζυντα έκπίσόντα: C (fol. 19) Πρόν 'Οπτίμκv έπίσκοπον περί τοv Πἄν ό àπokτείvas Κάιν, έπτà έkζιKούμενα παραλνσει ..., with a Latin translation of each by 'Johannes Morrennus' (fol. 11a).
  2. Fol. 38. A Latin translation of a sermon by st. Cyril of Alexandria 'de egressu animæ, & de secundo Aduentu 'Joanne Morino interprete'.
  3. Fols. 1-11 are occupied with a long letter from 'Joannes Morrenus' to his patron 'magister Roperus', apparently William Roper (d. 1578) the author of the Life of sir Thomas More. Morrenus or Morinus found the Basil in Greek in 'communis Collegij bibliothæca' (fol. 2v) and the Cyril (in Greek) was presented to him by his patron's daughter (fol. 10v). He mentions also an 'antiquissimum volumen Ignatij, quod in bibliothæca Magdalinensi iacet', in Greek: but these MSS. and the author, who was apparently a persecuted Protestant, are difficult to identify.

Dates

  • Written about the middle of the 16th century in England by J. Morrennus

Extent

50 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 439, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Bodl. 439

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17962

Overview

Three pieces by st. Basil the Great and A Latin translation of a sermon by st. Cyril of Alexandria

Biographical / Historical

St. Basil the Great of Caesarea (330 AD-379 AD) was the bishop of Caesarea Mazaca in Cappadocia. St. Cyril of Alexandria (378 AD-444 AD) was the Patriarch of Alexandria from 412-444.

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. II, no. 2380

Custodial History

Manuscript 868 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired presumably between 1613 and 1620, but not long before the latter date, for its position in 1620 was occupied by a Hieronymus Magius of 1562 till about that year.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

11 1/8 × 8 in.
Title
Three pieces by st. Basil the Great and A Latin translation of a sermon by st. Cyril of Alexandria
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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