The first part (I) focused on the structure and order of the collection Octoginta homiliae of the Pseudo-Fulgentius: we have shown in particular the anteriority of the order of Lorsch. In this second part, we provide a table with correspondences between L, M and R, then offer a brief commentary of individual items, with a particular attention to their transmission. The article ends with a few hypotheses on the origin and history of the collection, based on the order of L: the collection is an heterogeneous compilation despite strong African elements (in particular Augustinian), and the fact that several items are not attested elsewhere. It has been assembled on the basis of a dossier probably transmitted in the form of booklets, still detectable in L, where it is possible to identify short series following a liturgical order. A compiler has exploited this material to put together a collection of eighty sermons, with the aim of aiding preaching. By the ninth century at the latest, the collection was reorganised to create a liturgical homiliary, and is attested in this form by M and R. It was later used by a series of homiliaries from northern France and Belgium, where items are again generally attributed to Fulgentius.
|Translated title of the contribution||The ancient order of the Octoginta homiliae of the Pseudo-Fulgentius from the catalogs of Lorsch (II)|
|Number of pages||43|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2021|