Houghton, Hugh (2019) New Identifications Among the Sixthy-Century Fragments of Augustine in Cambridge University Library. [Pubblicazione in rivista scientifica]

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Item Type: Pubblicazione in rivista scientifica
Lingua: English
Title: New Identifications Among the Sixthy-Century Fragments of Augustine in Cambridge University Library
Creators:
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Houghton, HughUNSPECIFIED
Date: 2019
Number of Pages: 9
Institution: Università di Birmingham
Department: Dipartimento di Teologia e Religione
Journal or Publication Title: Sacris Erudiri
Nazione dell'editore: Belgio
Place of Publication: Turnhout
Publisher: Brepols Publisher
Date: 2019
ISSN: 2295-9025
Volume: 58
Page Range: pp. 171-179
Number of Pages: 9
Uncontrolled Keywords: palimpsest fragments, codex Augustine, Cairo Genizah
Settori scientifico-disciplinari del MIUR: Area 10 - Scienze dell'antichità, filologico-letterarie e storico-artistiche > L-ANT/05 - Papirologia
Area 10 - Scienze dell'antichità, filologico-letterarie e storico-artistiche > L-FIL-LET/06 - Letteratura cristiana antica
Access rights: Open access
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2020 07:04
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2020 07:04
URI: http://www.fedoa.unina.it/id/eprint/12402
DOI: DOI 10.1484/J.SE.5.119450

Abstract

This article offers a re-examination of the palimpsest fragments from a sixth-century codex of Augustine which were found in the Cairo Genizah and are now held in Cambridge University Library. The three largest fragments, with the shelfmark MS Add. 4320a–c, have already been identified as containing the end of De sermone domini and the beginning of Sermo 118. More recently, a smaller fragment of this manuscript was discovered in the Taylor-Schechter collection, also with text from De sermone domini (T-S AS 139.1). A full transcription of this fragment is published here for the first time. In addition, this article identifies the undertext on the two remaining substantial fragments of this manuscript (MS Add. 4320d). These contain part of Sermo 225 auct. and Contra sermonem Arrianorum, which means that they provide the oldest surviving witness to these works by several centuries. In addition to the editio princeps and images of these fragments, the article offers a small correction to Mutzenbecher’s edition of De sermone domini and briefly considers the nature of the original codex as a compilation of multiple writings by Augustine.

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