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 (binding): 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.