Odo of Morimond

Odo Of Morimond died, according to his epitaph, Aug. 31, 1200. We possess no definite information concerning his life. It is supposed that he was abbot of Beaupre, another Cistercian abbey, before he was made abbot of Morimond, but this is not proved. It is also difficult to ascertain among the works bearing his name those which are really his and those which are some other Odo's. Among those which are undoubted are five sermons published by Combefis (Biblioth. 1:25, 299, 797). He wrote a large number of others, which were never published. There are three collections of them in the Imperial Library of Paris, under the numbers 3010 fond du Roi. 80 of the Cordeliers, and 839 of the Sorbonne. We find also as 3352 B, 3352 C du Roi, and 606 of St. Victor, a treatise De numerorumn significatione, which in most catalogues is attributed to him. Oudin and the authors of the Histoire litteraire, think that it was written by William, abbot of Auberive, a pupil of Odo, under the latter's inspiration, but this appears doubtful. The work treats on mathematics, theology, philosophy, etc.; and is not of much account, but is well written and full of original though paradoxical errors. The library of Troyes contains a MS." of this treatise, which is probably the original of the others; it contains also under the No. 868 a MS. coming from Clairvaux, entitled Odonis teractatus -de Analetis ternarii; and under the No. 450 a MS. entitled Tres gradus quibus penrvenitur ad hcereditatem salutis, which Mr. Harmand considers as the production of Odco. See Hist.; litter. de la France, 12:610; Henriquez, Menologiun Cisterciensis, p. 303; Gallinz Christ. Vol. 9, col. 835; Oudin, De script. Ecclesiastes vol. ii, col. 1418 De Visch, Bibl. Cisterciensis, p. 258; Catal. des manuscrits des Bibl. departementales, 2:202 322, 359.

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