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

MS. Bodl. 568

Summary Catalogue no.: 2008

Augustine, etc.; England, early 14th century


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 1)
Augustine , De Trinitate

In 15 books, with lists of chapters, preface, and Retractation.

2. (fol. 55)
Augustine , Commentarius super Genesim ad litteram

In 12 books, with lists of chapters and Retractation.

4. (fol. 107)
Augustine , De vera religione

With notes.

5. (fol. 117)
Augustine , De libero arbitrio

In three books, the first of which is often called, as here, Unde malum, cf. fol. 311v

8. (fol. 148)
Augustine , Retractationes

In two books, with lists of chapters.

14. (fol. 184v)
Augustine , De fide vel symbolo

With the Retractation.

15. (fol. 187v)
Augustine , Sermo ad iuuenes (serm. 391)

Migne's Patrol. Lat. 39. 1706.

18. (fol. 206)
Ps.-Augustine, Hypognosticon

With notes.

20. (fol. 222)
Augustine , De mendacio
21. (fol. 228)
Augustine , Contra mendacium
23. (fol. 237v)
Augustine , De videndo Deum
24. (fol. 246)
Augustine , Soliloquia

In two books.

25. (fol. 242v)
Augustine , Ep. 252

Migne's Patrol. Lat. 33. 652.

27. (fol. 254v)
Augustine , Ep. 137

Migne's Patrol. Lat. 33. 515.

29. (fol. 258)
Augustine , De Sermone Domini in Monte

In two books, with the Retractation.

30. (fol. 275v)
Augustine , De adulterinis coniugiis

In two books.

32. (fol. 290v)
Commentary on Ecclesiasticus xxiv. 17-22
Incipit: Quasi cedrus ... Multiplices sunt proprietates
33. (fol. 296)
Augustine , De natura et origine animae

In four books.

A list of contents is on fol. iii, and a short '⟨P⟩roemium de triplici causa erroris' precedes the first piece, cf. fol. 106.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 318
Dimensions (leaf): 10.625 × 5.75 in.


2 cols.


The scribe of fol. 116v next went on writing at fol. 237v.


Illuminated capitals.

Accompanying Material

The flyleaves of the 17th cent. binding are from a 16th cent. edition of Cicero's Letters, with manuscript notes, see SC 1931-2, 2039, 2049, 2480, 2617.


Origin: 14th century, early ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Unidentified (mendicant?) religious hosue: 'Pertinet conuentui ...' 15th cent.

Presented by William Ballow of Ch. Ch., Oxford, in 1604.

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-14: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.