Part Three: The Pelagian Crisis (411–430)
Edited By Frederick Van Fleteren
Note 75: Quaestiones ad Dulcitium
Quaestiones ad Dulcitium
According to the printed version of Augustine’s Quaestiones ad Dulcitium the text reads: In quadam epistola quam scripti ad filium meum nomine Mercatorem, qua incipit: Procul dubio notissimum vobis.2 Augustine cites a large piece of text in his own letter which is found in its entirety in Mercator’s. The Benedictines have given us this letter in their new edition from a manuscript from abbey of St. Bertin.3 However this letter begins with Littera dilectionis tua and the words procul dubio notissimum vobis are not found in the Benedictine edition. Mercator does not write to several people but only to one, te, tibi, and so forth. What Augustine cites in his writing to Dulcitius is not found precisely. The Benedictines do not respond to this difficulty and assure us the words qua incipit are not in any manuscript. Augustine is not accustomed to indicate the beginning of pieces which he cites. ← 461 | 462 →
1 See Art. 290.