Homiliary on Gospels from Easter to first Sunday of Advent
Publisher: St.Heiric | ISBN: not set | edition 975 | PDF | 194 pages | 20,3 Mb
St. Heiric (Eric) of Auxerre, a Benedictine, composed this book of homilies around the years 865-870. He was a student of Lupus of Ferrière, John Scotus Erigena, and Haymo of Auxerre. In turn, he was the teacher of Remigius of Auxerre. This manuscript is a copy then of a homiliary done less than a century before. It is the oldest copy known to exist. The second oldest extant copy, which derived from MS 50, is in Paris at the Bibliothèque Nationale under shelf mark nouvelles acquisitions latines 464. It is dated c.1150. In a manner of speaking, this copy is a relatively recent discovery which is only just becoming known to students of homilaries in general and St. Heiric in particular. For many years the manuscript was virtually unknown, existing as it did in the Phillips collection in complete and utter disorder.