Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 322: Werferth of Worcester's Old English Translation of Gregory the Great's Dialogi
Gregorii Dialogi Saxonice
English, Old (ca. 450-1100) and Latin
ff. 2 + 157 + 2
230 Height (mm) and 145 Width (mm)
[ca. 1000 - 1099]
At top of f. 1r is :G · I : which is not in the usual hand of the Bury St Edmunds press-mark, but would otherwise suit that provenance.
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Dialogi, in Old English translation by WÃ¦rferth of Worcester
CCCC MS 322 contains the translation of Gregory the Great's Dialogues made by Wærferth, Bishop of Worcester in the late ninth and early tenth centuries, at the request of King Alfred the Great. It is the only surviving witness to large parts of the text. It was written in the second half of the eleventh century probably at Worcester, where it has later provenance. James's suggestion of provenance at Bury St Edmunds, provoked by the form of the manuscript's classmark and the inclusion of a similar manuscript in a Bury booklist, has been rejected by Ker.