Sam Kennerley

My PhD investigates the reception of the ancient Christian author John Chrysostom (c.347-407) in the Latin west during the early modern period. A key individual in this story is Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466-1536), the famous Dutch humanist, poet and satirist who was also the most influential editor and translator of Chrysostom in the sixteenth century. My research at the Herzog August Bibliothek focusses on one especially important piece of evidence for Erasmus’ role in the reception of Chrysostom: the manuscript 10 Gud. graec. fol, a Greek version of Chrysostom’s Homilies on Romans copied for Erasmus in 1528. My research at the Herzog August Bibliothek will fully explore the creation, history and use of this manuscript for the first time, with the aim of demonstrating its importance as a witness to Erasmus’ changing theological and patristic doctrines in the tumultuous world of late 1520s Basel