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Selected Epistles, of

Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome

Translated, with Introduction, Notes, and Indices, by the Rev. James Barmby, D.D.,
Vicar of Northallerton, Yorkshire

Published in 1886 by Philip Schaff, New York: Christian Literature Publishing Co.

General Literature of Gregory's Life and Times.

Barmby (James), D.D., Gregory the Great; part of "The Fathers for English readers." Lond., 1879, 8^o.

-------- -- re-issue. Lond., 1892, 8°.

(Qy.), Gregorius I., Pope, in Dictionary of Christian Biography, Vol. II. Lond., 1880.

Bianchi-Giovini (A.), Pontificato di San Gregorio il Grande. Milano, 1844, 8°.

Callias Caryon (A.), Apologie pour S. Gregoire evecque de Rome premier du nom, autrement dit, Gregoire le Grand... a Sedan, 1603, sm. 8°.

Du Moulin (P.), the Elder. La vie et religion de deux bons papes Leon premier et Gregoire premier... Sedan, 1650, 12°.

Sedan, 1650, 12°.

Ewald (P.), Die älteste Biographie Gregors I. (p. 17 of Histor. Aufsätze dem Andenken an G. Waitz.) Hannover, 1886, 8°.

Guettée (F. R.), La Papauté moderne condamnée par le Pape Saint Grégoire le Grand....Extraits des ouvrages de St. Grégoire... Paris., 1861, 8°.

Joannes, diaconus: S. Gregorii Migni vita. (Patrol. Lat. ed. Migne, tom. 75, col. 59.) Paris., 1849, 8°.

Lau (G. J. T.), Gregor I. der Grosse nach seinem Leben und seiner Lehre geschildert. Leipzig, 1845, 8°.

Leblanc (H. J.), Utrum B. Gregorius Magnus litteras humaniores et ingenuas artes odio persecutus sit disputationem proponebat...H. J. L. Parisiis, 1852, 8°.

Luzarche (V.) [Editor], Vie du Pape Grégoire le Grande. Légende française [en vers]. Publiée pour la première fois par V. L. Tours, 1857, 8°.

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Maggio (G.), Prolegomeni alla storia di Gregorio il Grande e de' suoi tempi. Prato, 1879, 8°.

Maimbourg (L.), Histoire du Pontificat de S. Grégoire le Grand. Paris, 1686, 4°.

Paulus, diaconus Aquileiensis dictus Winfridus: S. Gregorii Magni vita auctore Paulo diacono monacho Cassinensi. (Patrol. Lat. ed. Migne, tom. 75, col. 41.) Paris., 1849, 8°.

Pfahler (G.), of Ellwangen. Gregor der Grosse und seine Zeit. Bd. I. [No more published.] Frankfurt am Main, 1852, 8°.

Pingaud (L.), La politique de Saint Grégoire le Grand. Thèse...Paris. Paris, 1872, 8°.

Pozzo (F. dal), Istoria della vita e del pontificato di S. Gregorio Magno Papa...Con un ragionamento sopra gli studi ecclesiastici. Rome, 1758, 4°.

Sainte-Marthe (Denys de), Histoire de S. Grégoire le Grand,...Tirée principalement de fes Ouvrages. a Rouen, 1697, 4°.

Saxton (Rev. A. J.), Saint Gregory the Great (Penny Biographical series). Lond. [1892], 8°,

Simrock (C.) [Editor], Eine schöne merkwürdige Historie des heiligen Bischofs Gregorius auf dem Stein genannt. Berlin [1838?], 8°.

Snow (T. B.), abbot of St. Mary's, Liverpool. St. Gregory the Great. His work and his spirit. (Heroes of the Cross.) Lond., 1892, 8°.

Stute (J. P.), Gregorius Magnus Papa Lutheranus; sive Der Lutherische Pabst. Contra Papistas, imprimis Monachos Parienses Ordinis S. Benedicti, S. Marthe, Bellarminum,...aliosque ex S. Gregorii libris et epistolis vindicatus... Lipsiæ, 1715, 4°.

Welin (L. G.), Resp.: Legend om Pafven Gregorius den Store. Praes. J. H. Schröder. Stockholm, 1848, 8°.

Wiggers (G. F.), De Gregorio Magno ejusque placitis anthropologicis commentatio prior [-- posterior]. Rostochii, 1838-40, 4°.

Zype (F. vander), Sanctus Gregorius Magnus...ex...Dei familia Benedictina oriundus... Ipris, 1610, 8°.

Regula Pastoralis.

Important MSS.

1. Troyes 504. End of the 6th or beginning of the 7th cent. In uncials and majuscules. Formerly in the library of the Collège des Oratoriens de Troyes. (Migne, no. 1.)

2. Corvey no. 93. (Codex Corbeiensis, Migne, no. 2.) [The library at Corvey has now been dispersed.]

3. Chartres 65 (6.) of the 9th cent. (St. Père.)

4-6. St. Gallen 216-217, 219. All of the 9th cent.

7. St. Germain 12260. of the 9th cent.

8. St. Germain 12261. of the 9th cent.

9. Laon 187. of the 9th or 10th cent. (St. Vincent.)

10. Oxford, Bodl. Laud misc. 263. of the 9th or 10th cent.; (probably the 10th).

11. Codex Belvacensis, written about the middle of the 10th cent. (Migne.)

12. Rouen 500 (A. 260.) of the 11th cent. (Cathédrale de Rouen.)

13. Chartres 114 (62.) of the 12th cent. (Chapitre.)

14. Rouen 501 (A. 368.) of the 12th cent. (St. Ouen de Rouen.)

15. Troyes 752. of the 12th cent. (Clairvaux.)

16. Oxford, Bodl. Hatton 20. In English minuscule of the 10th cent., containing the Anglo-Saxon version made by King Alfred. It formerly belonged to Worcester [cathedral].

Editions.

1. ...lib' Regule pastoral'. [Ulric Zell? Cologne, 1470?] 4°.

2. ...liber regule pastoral'. [M. Flach: Strasburg, 1475?] 4°.

3. ...liber cure pastoralis. n. pl. 1482, 8°.

4. Paftoralis. Venetiis per Hier. de Paganinis, 1492, 4°.

5. Paftorale. Argentine, 1496, 4°.

6. Paftorale. in vrbe Bafílíenfí (Mich. Furter) 1496, 4°.

7. Liber cure paftoralis...Parrhisiis per Vdalricu' gering & Magiftru' Berchtoldu' renbolt focioru', 1498, 4°.

8. in Gregorii Magni opera, beneficio Bertholdi Renbolt. In edibus J. Parvi: Parrhisiis, 1518, fol.

9. Do. ed. Franc. Regnault. Rothomagi (Paris), 1521, fol.

10. Pastoralis diui Gregorii; At fol. cciii. of Opera... Paris., ex officina Claudii Chevalon, 1523, fol.

11. in opera... 1533, fol.

12. Do. Basil., 1550.

13. Do. cura Huldrici Coccii. Basil., ap. Froben. 1564, fol.

14. Pastoralia; at col. 869, tom. I. of Opera...ed. Ioannes Gillotius Campanus. Paris., 1571, fol.

15. Pastoralis; at fol. 2, tom. II. of opera, Antverpiæ, 1572, fol.

16. [another ed. of no. 14.] Paris., 1586.

17. Liber pastoralis curæ; at p. 143, tom. III. of opera...ed. Petrus Tossinianensis episc. Venusinus. Romæ, ex typis Vaticanis, 1588-93, fol.

18. in Opera, Sixti V....jussu emendata...[by R. Rodulphus, bp. of Venosa.] Paris., 1605, fol.

19. in Opera... Romæ, 1613, 8°.

20. Do. Draci, 1615.

21. Do. emendata...[by P. Rodulphus]. Antverpiæ, 1615, fol.

22. Do. Paris., 1619.

23. ...Cura Pastoralis...opera...Matthiæ Abbatis Admentensis...in hanc formam recusa. Monaci, 1622, 12°.

24. De cvra pastorali liber verè aureus, accuratè emendatus...è Vet. MSS....ab eximijs aliquot Acad. Oxoniensis theologis; editus à Ieremia Stephano... Londini, 1629, 8°.

25. Liber pastoralis curæ; at p. 169 of `Septem tubæ orbis Christiani..., operâ J. M. Horstii...' Coloniæ Agrippinæ, 1635, 4°.

26. in Opera. Paris., 1640.

27. Do. ed. Petr. Gussanvillaeus. Paris., 1675, fol.

28. Regulæ pastoralis liber; at col. 1-102 of tom. II. of opera...studio & labore monachorum ord. Sancti Benedicti è congr. S. Mauri... Par., 1705, fol.

29. ...Regulæ pastoralis liber...juxta editionem Parisiensium Monachorum Ord. S. Benedicti per B. Campagnolam...emendatus, variisque lectionibus illustratus. Veronæ, 1739, 12°.

30. in Opera ed. Gallicciolli. Venetiis, 1768-76, 4°.

31. Regulæ pastoralis liber; in tom. 13 of `Sanctæ...catholicæ ecclesiæ dogmatum et morum ex selectis veterum patrum operibus veritas demonstrata, &c.' By A. M. Cigheri. Florentiæ, 1791, 4°.

32. --[another ed.] in vol. I. of Biblio-theca Pastoralis... Oenïponte, 1845, 12°.

33. --Novam editionem curavit E. W. Westhoff. Monasterii Westphalorum, 1846, 8°.

34. --[another ed.] col. 13, tom. III. of opera in Migne's Patrologia, tom. 75-9. Parisiis, 1849, la. 8°.

35. --[another ed.] Romæ, 1849, 12°.

36. --[another ed.] Ex Benedictinorum recensione. Præmissa est vita S. Gregorii a Paulo Diacono conscripta. [Edited by G. Leonhardi] Lipsiæ, 1873, 8°.

37. --[another ed.] in vol. 20 of `Sanctorum Patrum opuscula selecta. Edidit...H. von Hurter. Oeniponti, 1874-85, 16°.

38. S. Gregorii Magni Regulæ Pastoralis Liber. S. Gregory on the Pastoral charge; the Benedictine text, with an English translation by...H. R. Bramley. Oxford, 1874, 8°.

38*. The book of Pastoral rule, and selected epistles, of Gregory the Great, bp. of Rome; transl., with introduction, notes, and indices, by the Rev. J. Barmby, D.D. (Pt. I.) (A select library of Nicene and post-Nicene fathers of the Christian Church. 2nd Ser., vol. XII.) Oxford & New York, 1895, la. 8°.

39. King Alfred's West-Saxon Version of Gregory's Pastoral Care. With an English translation. Edited for the Early English Text Society, by H. Sweet. Lond., 1871, 2, 8°.

40. Le Livre de S. Gregoire le Grand...du soin et du devoir des pasteurs....Nouvelle traduction [by J. le C. C. de S...., i.e. Jean Le Clerc, Curê de Soisy.] Paris, 1670, 8°.

41. Die Pastoralschriften des hl. Gregor des Grossen und des hl. Ambrosius von Mailand, übersetzt von. C. Haas. Tübingen, 1862, 8°.

42. Il libro della Regola Pastorale di S. Gregorio Magno volgarizzamento inedito del secolo xiv., tratto da un Manoscritto della Biblioteca Ambrosiana da A. Ceruti,... Milano, 1869, 8°.

[Amongst Rawlinson's MSS. in the Bodleian [MS. Rawl. D. 377, fol. 86] are 2 specimen leaves of an edition, giving the Latin text, with King Alfred's translation, designed by E. Thwaites;

Oxford? c. 1700, 4°.]

Literature.

Dewitz (A.), Untersuchungen über Alfreds des Grossen west-sächsische Übersetzung der "Cura pastoralis" Gregors und ihr Verhaltnis zum Originale. Inaug.-Diss....Breslau. Bunzlau, 1889, 8°.

Fleischhauer (K. W.), Ueber den Gebrauch des Conjunctivs in Alfred's altenglischer Uebersetzung von Gregor's Cura Pastoralis. Inaug.-Diss....Göttingen. Göttingen, 1885, 8°.

Gieschen (K. L.), Die Charakteristischen Unterschiede der einzelnen Schreiber im Hatton MS. der Cura Pastoralis. Inaug.-Diss....Greifswald. Greifswald, 1887, 8°.

Glossarium zum Werke des heil. Gregorius: Liber regulæ pastoralis, aus einer Handschrift des zehnten Jahrhunderts in der Stiftsbibliothek zu St. Florian, aus geschrieben von F. Kurz. Aus dem xxxvii. Bde der Jahrbücher der Literatur besonders abgedruckt. Wien, 1827, 8°.

Wack (Gustav), Über das Verhältnis von König Aelfreds Übersetzung der Cura Pastoralis...zum Originale. Inaug.-Diss....Greifswald. Greifswald, 1889, 8°.

Registrum Epistolarum.

Important MSS.

1. Cologne 92. of the 8th cent. Held by Ewald to be the best of all the MSS.

2. St. Petersburg 6 F. 1. 7. (Formerly at Corvey; then at St. Germain-des-Prés.) 8th cent. The first in the list of MSS. given by Migne.

3. Berlin theol. 322. of the 9th cent.

4. Dusseldorf B. 79. of the 9th cent.

5. Munich 14641. of the 9th cent.

6. Paris 11674. (St. Germain 282.) of the 9th cent.

7. Vienna 934. of the 9th cent.

8. The Escurial d. I. 1. (the Codex Emilianus). Written in West-Gothic minuscule, and finished in 992.

9. Bamberg 601. of the 10th cent.

10. Cologne 94. of the 10th cent.

11. Paris 2279. (Formerly in the library of St. Martial de Limoges;) of the 10th cent.

12. St. Gallen 670. of the 10th cent.

13. Trier 171. of the 10th cent.

14. Monte Cassino 71. Written in a Lombardic hand of the end of the 11th cent.

15. Wolfenbüttel 155. (75.) of the 11th cent.

16. Cologne 95. ofthe 12th cent.

17. Vatican 619. of the 12th cent.

Editions.

1. Liber Ep'larum beati Gregorii Pape... (Augustæ Vindel., G. Zainer, c. 1472) fol.

2. Epiftole ex Regiftro: (cum vita Gregorii præfixa). Venetiis per Laz. Soardum, 1505, fol.

3. Do. Parisiis, 1508, 4°.

4. in Gregorii Magni opera, beneficio Bertholdi Renbolt. In edibus J. Parvi: Parrhisiis, 1518, fol.

5. Do. ed. Franc. Regnault. Rothomagi (Paris), 1521, fol.

6. ...epiftole ex Regiftro fa'cti Gregorii pape; At fol. ccclvi. of Opera... Paris., ex officina Claudii Chevalon, 1523, fol.

7. Do. 1533, fol.

8. Registrum Epistolarum. Lugduni, 1539, 4°.

9. Do. ed. Guillart. Paris., 1542, fol.

10. in Opera...tom. II. Basil, 1550.

11. in Opera...cura Huldrici Coccii. Basil., ap. Froben., 1564, fol.

12. Epiftolæ ex Regiftro; col. 433-825 of Vol. II. of Opera...ed. Ioannes Gillotius Campanus. Paris, 1571, fol.

13. Registrum Epistolarum. Venetiis, 1571.

14. Epistolæ ex Registro; fol. 168^v of Vol. II. of Opera, Antverpiæ, 1572, fol.

15. Do. Venetiis, 1583.

16. [another ed. of No. 12]. Paris., 1586.

17. Registrum Epistolarum; Vol. IV. of Opera...ed. Petrus Tossinianensis episc. Vennsinus. Romæ, ex typis Vaticanis, 1588-93.

18. in Opera, Sixti V....jussu emendata...[by R. Rodulphus, bp. of Venosa]. Paris., 1605, fol.

19. in Opera...Romæ, 1613, 8°.

20. Do. Duaci, 1615.

21. Do. emendata...[by P. Rodulphus.] Antverpiæ, 1615, fol.

22. Do. Paris., 1619.

23. Do. Paris., 1640.

24. Epistolæ; col. 1027, Vol. V. Conciliorum, studio Ph. Labbei et G. Cossartii. Paris., 1671, fol.

25. in Opera...ed. Petr. Gussanvillæus, tom. II. pp. 359-1150. Paris., 1675. fol.

26. Do....studio &. labore monachorum ord. Sancti Benedicti è congregatione Sancti Mauri...tom. II., col. 477-1317. Par., 1705, fol.

27. in Opera...ed. Gallicciolli, tom. 7-9. Venetiis, 1768-76, 4°.

28. in Opera...tom. 75-79 of Migne's Patrologia, tom. III., col. 441. Parisiis, 1849, la. 8°.

29. Gregorii I. pap--Registrvm epistolarvm. Tomi I. pars I. Liber i.-iv. Edidit Pavlvs Ewald. Tomi I. pars II. Libri v.-vii. Tomi II. partes I., II. Libri viii.-xiv. Post Pavli Ewaldi obitvm edidit Lvdovicvs M. Hartmann. (Mon. Germ. Hist.--Epistolarum tomi I., II.) Berl., 1887-95, 4°.

30. --; Uebersetzt...von M. Feyerabend. 6 vols. Kempten, 1807-9.

[See also no. 38* in list of editions of "Cura Pastoralis."]

The text in Migne's ed. is a reprint of the edition by the monks of St. Maur, of 1705.

By far the best edition of the Epistolæ yet attempted is that begun by Ewald, who died after editing pt. I., bks. I.-IV. The work is being continued on the same scale by L. M. Hartmann.

Literature.

Antonii DadiniAlteserræ Antecessoris Tolosani, Notæ et observationes in xii. libros epistolarum B. Gregorii papæ... Tolosæ, 1669, 4°.

Baumgarten (P. M.), Ueber eine Handschrift der Briefe Gregors I. [B. M., King's libr. 6, C. x.] (Neues Archiv d. Gesselsch. f. a. deutsch. Gesch. xv., 1890, p. 60.)

Bembus (Matthæus), Pastor vigilans: sive ars regendi animas ex epistolis D. Gregorii Magni excerpta... Colon. 1618, 8°.

Ewald (P.), Studien zur Ausgabe des Registers Gregors I. (Neues Archiv, iii., 1878, pp. 433-625.)

Hartmann (L. M.), Ueber zwei Gregorbriefe. (Neues Archiv, xvii., 1892, p. 193.)

--------Zur Chronologie der Briefe Gregors I. (--------xv., 1890, p. 411.)

--------Zur Orthographie Papst Gregors I. (--------xv., 1890, p. 529.)

Jaffé (Ph.) [Editor]. S. Gregorius I., ed. P. Ewald: pp. 143-219, of vol. I., and p. 738 of vol. II., of Regesta pontificum Romanorum, ed. P. Jaffé. Lipsiæ, 1885, 6, 4°.

James (Thomas), Vindiciæ Gregorianæ, seu restitutus innumeris pæne locis Gregorius ex variis MSS. vt magno labore, ita Singulari fide collatis. Genevæ, 1625, 4°.

Kellet (F. W.), Pope Gregory the Great and his relations with Gaul. (Cambridge historical essays.) Lond. 1889, 8°.

Lampe (Fel.), Qui fuerint Gregorii Magni papæ temporibus in imperii Byzantini parte occidentali exarchi et qualia eorum iura atque officia. Diss....Berlin. Berlin, 1892, la. 8°.

Maasen (F.), Ueber eine Sammlung von Schreiben Gregors I. u. Verordnungen der Kaiser u. Könige. Wien, 1877, 8°.

Mommsen (Th.), Zu den Gregorienbriefen. (Neues Archiv, xvii., 1892, p. 189.)

Pflugk-Harttung (J. v.), Papst Gregor d. Gr. (Münchener allgem. Zeitung, 1888. Beilage no. 209-215.)

Savini (F.), Se il Castrum Aprutiense delle lettere di s. Gregorio Magno fu l'odierna Teramo e se la voce Aprutium servi nel primitivo medio evo a denominare la città di Teramo, ovvero solo il suo territorio. (Archivio storico Italiano Ser. v. tom. X. 1892, p. 3.)

Wisbaum (W.), Die wichtigsten Richtungen und Ziele der Thätigkeit des Papstes Gregors des Grossen. Inaug. Diss....Bonn. Koln (1884), 8°.

Wolfsgruber (C.), Die vorpäpstliche Lebensperiode Gregors d. Gr. Nach seinen Briefen Dargestellt. Progr....Schotten. Wien, 1886, 4°.

--------Gregor der Grotze... Saulgau, 1890, 8°.

Wollschack (Th.), Die Verhältnisse Italiens, insbesondere des Langobardenreichs, nach dem Briefwechseb Gregors I. Progr....Horn. Horn, 1888, 4°.


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