Caesarius of Arles, Epistolae ad Sanctimoniales

CPL 1010

1. Epistola 'Vereor'

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Incipit: Vereor, venerabiles in Christo filiae, ne, dum vobis per conservanda...

Editions:
  • De Vogüé, Adalbert and Joël Courreau, Source Chrétiennes, vol. 345, Paris 1988 (Césaire d'Arles, Oeuvres Monastiques, vol. 1), pp. 294-336.
  • Morin, Germain, Sancti Caesarii Ipera omnia, vol. 2, Maredsous 1942, pp. 134-144.
  • Patrologia latina, vol. 67, col. 1128C-1135C (female version) and col. 1154C-160D (male version)
Translation:
  • Klingshirn, William, Caesarius of Arles. Life, Testament, Letters, Translated Texts for Historians, vol. 19, Liverpool, Liverppol University Press 1004, pp. 129-139.
Manuscripts:

The text is presrved in a female and a male version with very few differences in content.

Arles, Bibliothèque municipale 14 s. XVII pp. 513-524
female version catalogue
Cambridge, Queens College 3
(Horne 16)
s. XII fol. 87v-92
male version catalogue
Grenoble, Bibliothèque municipale 306
s. XII fol. 98-107, verify
Ms. G3 male version catalogue
Koblenz, Landeshauptarchiv, Best. 701 Nr. 166 1470 fol. 107-114

male version
catalouge
London, British Library Royal 5 F.x
fol. 15-
male version In Principio Database
London, Lambeth Palace 353
fol. 64v

In Principio Database
Marseille, Bibliothèque municipale 244 s. XIV fol. 101-
male version,
ascr. to Augustine
catalogue
Metz, Bibliothèque municipale s. VIIIex no. 3, not verified destroyed Epistola Caesarii
ad monachos
catalogue
Milano, Biblioteca Ambrosiana C79 Sup. s. XII fol. 98-107 Ms. G2 male version catalogue; comb. with
Diadema monachorum
Paris, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal 254 (453 T.L.) 2o s. XV
fol. 69-76
male version catalogue
Paris, BN lat. 12238
s. IX
fol. 23-32v
Ms. G1     
male version
catalogue
Reims, Bibliothèque municipale 414 s. X
fol. 110-111v
male version catalogue
Toulouse, Bibliothèque municipale 162
s. XII
fol. 37v (57v?)-59v
Ms. K6 female version
see Rudge, Texts
and contexts, pp. 149-157; catalogue
Tours, Bibliothèque publique 617
s.X-XI   
fol. 12
Ms. T female version   
manuscript is lost,
reconstructed on the
basis of ed. Morin;
catalogue
Trier, Stadtbibliothek 529
s. XV
fol. 173

male version
In Principio Database
Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Reg. lat. 140 s. IXin   fol. 123v-129v     Ms. K2

female version


sections of this letter appear in Defensor, Liber Scintillarum.

Literature:
  • De Vogüé, Adalbert and Joël Courreau, Source Chrétiennes, vol. 345, Paris 1988 (Césaire d'Arles, Oeuvres Monastiques, vol. 1), pp. 274-291.
  • Diem, Albrecht, Das monastische Experiment: Die Rolle der Keuschheit bei der Entstehung des westlichen Klosterwesens, Vita Regularis, Abhandlungen, vol. 24, Münster: LIT-Verlag 2005, pp. 168-173.
  • Rudge, Lindsay, Texts and contexts: Women’s dedicated life from Caesarius to Benedict, Ph.D. St. Andrews 2006, esp. pp. 55-59 and 160-167, online.