Dares Phrygius, De excidio Troiae historia etc. IE TCD MS 514: part 6, folios 183r-204v. Innocent III, De miseria humanae conditionis Public Deposited

Dares Phrygius, De excidio Troiae historia etc. IE TCD MS 514: part 6, folios 183r-204v. Innocent III, De miseria humanae conditionis

Alternative title
  • Innocent III, De miseria humanae conditionis
  • De miseria humanae conditionis
Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MS 514, folios 183r-204v
Rights statement
  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Copyright status
Date Created
  • between approximately 1300-1330
  • IE TCD MS 514, Dares Phrygius, De excidio Troiae historia etc. Part 6. Folios 183r-204v: Pope Innocent III, De miseria humanae conditionis (‘On the Misery of the Human Condition’), written as Cardinal Lotario dei Segni (‘Patrologia Latina’ 217:701-746; M. Maccarrone (ed.), ‘Lotharii Cardinalis (Innocentii III), De miseria humanae conditionis’ (Lugano, 1955); M.M. Dietz (trans.) and D.R. Howard (ed.), ‘Lothario dei Segni (Pope Innocent III), On the Misery of the Human Condition’ (New York, 1969); R.E. Lewis (ed. and trans.), ‘Lotario dei Segni (Pope Innocent III), De miseria condicionis humane’ (Athens, GA., 1978); M.W. Bloomfield et al., 'Incipits of Latin Works on the Virtues and Vices, 1100-1500 A.D.', no. 1753). Incipit tractatus domini pape Innocencii de contemptu mundi. Domino et patri karissimo Petro dei gratia Portuensi episcopo. Text ends imperfectly, breaking off in 3:26 ‘Discedite a me maligni in ignem’, with text continuing without loss in Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Digby 77 (83r), ‘eternum. Non erunt’ etc. Text followed by Thomas Cappellanus, De essentiis essentiarum (Digby 83v-107r) and two Collationes added by John of London (Digby 107v-108v), also originally part of MS 514. For further information see the Manuscripts & Archives Research Library’s catalogue entry for the manuscript here:
  • Recorded in library catalogue of St Augustine’s Abbey (TCD MS 360) as gift of John of London (fl 1290-1330), with ownership inscription on flyleaf (2v) ‘Liber Iohannis de London cum.A.C.’ followed by library inscription of St Augustine’s, ‘Historia Britonum siue Collectciones cum A.C. / Johannis de London’. de librario sancti Augustini Cant. / D 10’. Gra. 2o’ added by Clement of Canterbury (fl. 1463-1495). Unidentified 14th-century inscription ‘C C * * quaternis quia(?) tradidi Willelmo cha[...]’ (14v) and unidentified 16th-century inscription ‘La: Wotton’ (3). Manuscript features shelfmark of the book collection of The Most Reverend James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland (r. 1625-1656), ‘III 37.’ (3). The Ussher library was gifted by King Charles II to Trinity College Dublin in 1661.
  • Digitisation work made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Resource type
  • ink
  • vellum (parchment)
  • parchment (animal material)
  • English
Digital Object Id
  • MS514_371
  • 0152373


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