Online Medieval Sources Bibliography

An Annotated Bibliography of Printed and Online Primary Sources for the Middle Ages

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Fransen, I., ed.; Coppetiers 't Wallant, B., ed.; Demeulenaere, R., ed., Florus Lugdunensis Collectio ex dictis XII Patrum II Ambrosius (Turnhout: Brepols [Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Medievalis 193A])

Text name(s): Collectio ex Dictis XII Patrum; Collection from the Sayings of the Twelve Fathers

Number of pages of primary source text: 289


Dates: 800 - 900

Archival Reference: 

Original Language(s): 

  • Latin


  • Original language included.

Translation Comments: 

Geopolitical Region(s): 

  • Europe


Record Types: 

  • Law - Canon Law

Subject Headings: 

  • Law - Canon
  • Church Fathers


  • Index
  • Introduction


Florus of Lyon, a deacon in the second half of the ninth century, was a theologian and canonist, an influential figure in the Frankish kingdom who often gave his opinion on weighty theological matters. His florilegia (compilations of sayings) of the church fathers was intended as an aide-memoire for clerics, drawing together instructive quotations useful for sermons or theological works. This volume contains an edition of his florilegium on St. Ambrose, organized by work. The editors have also edited volumes with the sections pertaining to Cyprian and Hilary of Poitiers (I, Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis 193), and to Pacianus, Theophilus, Gregory Nazianzen, Ephrem, Leo, Cyril of Alexandria, Fulgentius, Paulinus Nolanus, and Avitus (III, CCCM 193B).

Introduction Summary: 

The editor’s lengthy (67 pp) French introduction provides an entry-by-entry analysis of Florus’ florilegium of Ambrose, noting the source of each quotation.

Cataloger: MCB