Odo of Soissons

Odo Of Soissons, abbe of Ourcamp, died about 1170. The bibliographers who give him the title of cardinal-bishop of Tusculum confound him with Odo de Chateauroux (q.v.). Those who, with Mr. Daunou, make him bishop of Preneste are equally mistaken; there is in the Italia Sacra of Ughellino bishop of Preneste named Odo. The only work of Odo de Soissons which has been preserved to us has for a title Quaestiones. Quite a large number of manuscripts of this are in existence. We designate here No. 3244 of the old library of the king, and No. 140 of Troyes. The Quaestiones proposed by Odo dle Soissons are all theological, and he treats them, as a faithful disciple of Pierre Lombard, with a delicate prudence. This dogmatic collection is a book little known; it is, however, preferable to many compilations of the same kind composed in the 13th century. As for the two other works inscribed by Mr. Daunou in the catalogue of the works of Odo de Soissons, a Commentary on Jeremiah, and Sentences — the first does not exist, and the second belongs to Hugues de Saint-Victor. See Histoire litter; de la France, tom. 19.

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