Mosaics from the heritage of ELTE – April 2022

Object of the month – Saint Jerome: The life of Saint Hilarion, 1666.

The biography of Saint Hilarion of Gaza was written in Latin by Saint Jerome in the 4th century. The manuscript (A 15) of the University Library contains (in addition to a few poems) a Hungarian translation of this legend. According to the colophon, it was recorded by the mysterious frater L. N. in 1666, but the translation may even be earlier. This manuscript is one of the few documents we know for sure it was transferred from the Poor Clare monastery of Bratislava to the University Library after the abolition decree (1782) of Joseph II.

Written by: Márk Vrabély

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