Document: Letter 19 (From Damasus)
Reference: Stegmuller 3376
Incipit: Commentaria cum legerem graeco
Addressee: Jerome
Date: c. 383 (Kelly p. 83)
Earliest ms.: Karlsruhe, Germany: Badische Landesbibliothek, Aug.Perg.CV, f. 41v ; f. 47r-v. 8-9th century. (Lambert, I: p. 436)
Latin Text: CSEL 54, pp. 103-104
English Translation: Mierow, pp. 103; Summary in Fremantle p.22
Notes: Dr. Thompson wrote an essay for the International Patristics Conference at Oxford, 1999, in which he discusses the authenticity of this letter, and concludes that it probably is authentic. The essay is entitled, “The Mother of all Forgeries? Who Wrote Jerome Epistle 19?” and you can download a PDF file by clicking the link. See letters 18a, 18b, 20, 35, and 36 for more comments on authenticity.

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