A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Bodl. 228

Summary Catalogue no.: 2119


Gregory the Great, Homiliae XL in euangelia
Rubric: Quadraginta omelie beati Gregorii
Incipit: Carissimo & Sanctissimo ... Inter sacra missarum
Incipit: In illo tempore Dixit Ihesus discipulis ... Dominus ac Redemptor

Preceded by a list of homilies. Part of fol. 139 has been cut off, but the text is uninjured.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 141 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 12.375 × 8.875 in.




Origin: c. 1200 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

On fol. 138 (erased) is 'Liber Henrici Jacksoni Oxon Collegii Corporis Christi . MDC . Maii xxi liberati. O Deus sciam te, sciam me!'.

Probably acquired by purchase from him in 1619-20, and perhaps the last item under Gregorius Magnus in the 1620 Catalogue, as G. 7. 15 Th.

Record Sources

Description adapted (May 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, addenda, by Bruce Barker-Benfield [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Last Substantive Revision

2020-05-21: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.