THEODORE OF MOPSUESTIA LATIN TEXT

MS 2081
MS Short Title THEODORE OF MOPSUESTIA LATIN TEXT
Text BIBLE: 2 TIMOTHY 2:12 - 18; THEODORI EPISCOPI MOPSUENSTENI: COMMENTARII IN EPISTOLAS PAULI
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Corbie region, France, 750-800, 2ff., 30x25 cm, single column, (26x19 cm), 27 lines in a very fine Merovingian minuscule, running titles in 12th c. script, headings in large red uncials, several initials in pale red or brown.
Context From the same MS as CLA Addenda no. 1878, and Sotheby's 22.06.1999:14. The Latin text of Theodore of Mopsuestia, with inserts from Ambrosiaster for the gaps, is known in 2 earlier MSS and 2 fragments from a third copy only. They are 1. British Library Harley MS.3063, written at Corbie, 750-800, 2. Vatican, Vat.Lat.340 (a flyleaf) and Bibliothèque Nationale ms.lat.17177, fols.5-12, all from the same 8th-9th c. copy in Anglo- Saxon minuscule from the library of Corbie, and 3. Amiens, Bibliothèque Municipale mss.87-88, written at Corbie in Maudramnus minuscule, ca. 800. The present MS stands half way between Harley MS 3063 (750-800), and Amiens mss.87-88 (8th-9th c.), both made at Corbie. The present MS is probably the copy of one and the exemplar of the other.
Provenance 1. Bookbinder, Lyon (1525); 2. Sotheby's 5.12.1995:7. 3. De-accessioned Sotheby's 10.7.2012:17.
Commentary The 12th c. running titles, shows that the owners were still using the book, and more important, could still read Merovingian cursive script 400 years after its suppression.
Published The text is published by H.B. Swete: Theodori Episcopi Mopsuesteni, vol. II. Cambridge, University Press, 1882.
Exhibited Comité International de Palaéographie Latin (CIPL) at Senate House, University of London, 3 September 2008.
Place of origin France
Dates 750 - 800 BC

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