P. Jaffé and F. Kaltenbrunner, Regesta Pontificum Romanorum Ab Condita Ecclesia Ad Annum Post Christum Natum MCXCVIII, 2nd ed. (Leipzig 1885), 36.

The first edition of Jaffe-Kaltenbrunner used a different numbering system than the second edition, translated here. Extant letters considered genuine were listed in one numbering system, and letters considered false were listen in another. In the second edition of the Regesta, both genuine and spurious letters are included in one numbering system. An asterisk (*) indicates a letter no longer extant. A dagger (†) before a letter number indicates that the letter is considered false by Jaffe-Kaltenbrunner.

In addition, an Arabic numeral in parentheses following the letter number indicates the letter’s number in the first edition’s list of extant genuine letters, e.g., Letter 209 (40). A Roman numeral in parentheses following the letter number indicated the letter’s number in the first edition’s list of false letters, e.g., Letter †207 (CLI).

All information found within the chart, including parenthetical and bracketed information, is found in Jaffe-Kaltenbrunner. Any additional information will be found in the footnotes.

Date Place Letter Historical Event or Content of Letter Bibliographic Reference
Sept In the basilica of Julius He is chosen by those who desired Liberius against Felix. FM (MB 5:652;
GAL 7:461
[PL 13:81])
Sept In the basilica of Julius He is consecrated by Paul, bishop of Tibur, before the ordination of Damasus I, as Faustinus and Marcellinus narrate. But it is otherwise in Jerome, where it is related that Ursinus was appointed a little after the consecration of Damasus. Rufinus narrates that Ursinus was consecrated in the basilica of Sicininus. FM pref 1;
JER6 p. 197;
RUF1 2.10
(RUF 1:283
[PL 21:627])1
Oct In exile He is expelled when Damasus “buys off Viventius, the judge of the city, and Julian, the prefect of the provisions.” FM pref 1
Sept 15 Rome He returns to Rome “on the 17th day before the Calends of October in the consulship of Lupicinus and Iovinus.” FM (MB 5:652;
GAL 7:462
[PL 13:83])
Nov 16 Rome “On the 16th day before the Calends of December at the command of the emperor (Valentinian) he willingly hastens to exile.” FM pref 1

1 Read: PL 21:521

Bibliographic References:

FM = Faustinus and Marcellinus, Adversus Damasum libellus precum ad imperatores

GAL = Gallandi, Bibliotheca veterum patrum antiquorumque scriptorum ecclesiasticorum Græco-Latina (Venice, 1781)

JER6 = Chronicon in Eusebii Chronicorum libri duo, ed. Schoene (Berlin, 1866)

MB = La Bigne, Maxima Bibliotheca Veterum Patrum

PL = Migne, Patrologiae cursus complectus. Series latina.

RUF = Rufini Opera, ed. Vallarsius (Verona, 1745)

    RUF1 = Historia Ecclesiastica, in RUF


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