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

MS. Bodl. 701

Summary Catalogue no.: 2542


Gregory the Great, Homiliae in Ezechielem

The first words are 'cum per intentionem cordis', in the first homily

The quaternions are marked from I to XIV. Of I, only five leaves remain; II-IV have perished; V-XIII are complete; and XIV has lost its last two leaves, and ends 'ubi resurgens caro perseuerantiam' in the 8th homily of the second book

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 84 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 12.75 × 9.375 in.


Some pages are soiled or torn in margins


2 cols


Pächt and Alexander iii. 340



Origin: 13th century, beginning ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

On fol. ii verso, a 16th century note by William Granson of Upton testifies that (Thomas?) Stury should pay 2s. a year to 'Boulwas' (Bolas) manor, in the county of Salop, for the Black Lands. In addition, Thomas Kerdiff (Cardiff) adds a similar note to that found in MS. Bodl. 428 about the lord mayor of London in 1546; see also, MS. Bodl. 702

This manuscript first appears in Bodleian lists c. 1655

Record Sources

Description adapted (January 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922), with additional reference to published literature as cited. Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973)

Last Substantive Revision

2023-01-30: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)