CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 1011
TitleTertullian, Christian priest and rhetorician: 'Opera' printed with manuscript notes by Alfred Hodler, scholar
Date1839 - 1841
Extent0.11 linear metres
Creator NameTertullian (155-230); Christian priest and rhetorician
Alfred Theophil Holder (1840-1916), Latin scholar and palaeographer.
Administrative HistoryQuintus Septimus Florens Tertullianus was born in Carthage between 150 and 160 A.D. into a pagan family. He was well-educated and learned, and in circumstances which are now obscure he converted to Christianity and became a priest. His rhetorical and forceful writing style lent authority to his Christian works and gave a new vocabulary to theological Latin which would survive for centuries. Though he became alienated from the mainstream church in his later years, his works survive, including treatises on the regulation of Christian life in pagan society. He died around 230.
SourceIt was purchased by the library in 1932 at the suggestion of A. Souter, because of the manuscript notes.
DescriptionTertullian: 'Opera' (Works), printed, with manuscript notes by Alfred Holder, 1839 - 1841. 6 volumes.
AccrualsNone expected.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
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