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Vitae sanctorum patrum [longer version; index: ‘Abrahe . . .'].


Analysis of Content

a2r [A note on the organization of the material.] Incipit: ‘[N]e occasione stili hoc in opere obseruati quisquam legentium aut audientium . . .’

a2r [Table of contents.] Incipit: ‘[A]brahe heremite conuersatio et uita . . .’

b1r Hieronymus [pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum pt I. ‘Vitaspatrum.’ [Latin version by Tyrannius Rufinus.] ed. Schulz-Flügel, 243-387, with the saints' lives in the following order: Prol., i–xxx, xxxii–xxxiii, Epil. 1-4, Epil. 5-16. For a discussion of the identity of the author and translator see ed. Schulz-Flügel 37-48.

d5v Hieronymus: Vitae sanctorum patrum: Vita Pauli. ed. Hurter, 36-42; see CPL 617.

d8r Evagrius: ‘Prologus.’ PL LXXIII 125-6.

d8r Athanasius: ‘Prefatio.’ PL LXXIII 125-8.

d8r Athanasius: ‘Vita sancti Antonii.’ Translated by Evagrius. PL LXIII 127-68.

f7r Hieronymus: Vitae sanctorum patrum: Vitae Hilarionis et Malchi. ed. Hurter, 42-59 (Hilarion), 60-4 (Malchus); see CPL 618-19.

g7r Hieronymus [pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum: Vita Pauli. Compiled by Tyrannius Rufinus. ed. Schulz-Flügel no. xxxi.

g7r Hieronymus [pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum. Paula (ed. Hieronymus): PL XXII 878-906; Pelagia: PL LXXIII 663-72, with variations. On the legend of Pelagia see H‑109.

i1v Paulus Diaconus: Prologue.

i1v Hieronymus [pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum. Maria Egyptiaca: PL LXXIII 671-90; Marina: PL LXXIII 691-4; Eufrosina: Eufrosina dicitur quasi effra et syna . . .Paphuncio anachorite; PL LXXIII 643-52; Frontonius: PL LXXIII 437-42; Symeon: PL LXXIII 325-34; Eufraxia: PL LXXIII 623-42; Macharius: PL LXXIII 415-26; Pasthumius: PL LXXIII 429-38; Onuffrius: PL LXXIII 211-20; Abraham: PL LXXIII 281-92; Pachomius: PL LXXIII 227-72; Cristianus: PL LXXIII 76-7.

o8v ‘Prefatio.’ Incipit: ‘[C]ogitante me ac diu tacite . . .’

o8v Leontius, Bishop of Neapolis, Cyprus: Vita of Johannes, bishop of Alexandria. PL LXXIII 337-84.

q7v Hieronymus [pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum. Eugenia: PL LXXIII 605-24; Basilius: PL LXXIII 293-312, with variations; Effrem: Fratres enarrationem volo facere de Basilio . . . locutus est ad eos.

s1r ‘Registrum secundi libri.’

s2v [Rufinus, Tyrannius]: ‘Prologus.’ PL LXXIII 739-40.

s3r Hieronymus [pseudo-]: ‘Adhortationes sanctorum patrum.’ [Also known as Verba seniorum. Latin version by Tyrannius Rufinus, although in this edition attributed to Hieronymus.] PL LXXIII 739-810.

x4r [Hieronymus pseudo-: Libelli.] ‘Libellus de profectu patrum', etc. [Translations often referred to as being by Pelagius and Johannes.] PL LXXIII 855-988. Translated by Pelagius Diaconus (note on [A1v]). On the identities of the translators see H‑109.

A1v [Hieronymus pseudo-: Libelli.] Translated by Johannes Subdiaconus (note on [A1v]. PL LXXIII 993-1022.

B3r [Hieronymus pseudo-: Libelli (extracts).] PL LXXIII 754-5, 752, 753.

B4r [Hieronymus pseudo-: Vitae sanctorum patrum pt III.] ‘De regulari vel conuersione Egyptiorum monachorum.’ PL LXXIII 813-48. Extracts from Cassian and Severus Sulpicius.

C7r [Hieronymus pseudo-: Vitae sanctorum patrum pt IV.] ‘Liber exhortationum.’ PL LXXIII 1025-62.

E2r ‘Capitula subsequentis opusculi.’

E2v [Hieronymus pseudo-: Vitae sanctorum patrum pt V.] ‘De laude et effectu virtutum.’ Incipit: ‘[T]ue non immemor petitionis hanc ammonitionem pro anime tue profectu . . .’


Imprint: Venice: Octavianus Scotus, 14 Feb. 1483/4. 4°.


Collation: a–z [et] [con] [rum] A–E8 F4.


ISTC: ih00206000

Hain: HC *8599;

Goff: Goff H‑206;

BMC: BMC V 279;

Proctor: Pr 4573;

Others: CIBN H‑126; Sheppard 3645.

LCN: 14764920


Copy number: H-113(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1, and F4 containing the register.

Binding: Italian parchment; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 230 × 167 × 67 mm.

Size of leaf: 224 × 156 mm.

Early marginal notes, some in red ink, including extraction of key words, and ‘nota' marks.

Some two-line initials are supplied in black ink. Running headings in black ink in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand.

Provenance: Lucas Fanti (eighteenth/nineteenth century); first priest of S. Maria Iubenicorum, Venice; eighteenth/nineteenth-century book-plate on the verso of the front endleaf: ‘Lucas Fanti Sac. Theo. Doct. primus presbyter ecclesiæ Venetæ S. Mariæ Jubenicorum DD orate pro me'. Purchased at ‘auction' in 1818 for £0. 16. 0; see Books Purchased (1819), 4, and ‘Catalogus Bibliothecae Novae', fol. 147r.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. 1Q 4.20.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 5.4.

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