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MS 226: Lexikon by Pseudo-Zonaras, 15th-16th century

Identifier: MS 226


The Lexikon traditionally attributed to the Byzantine chronicler John Zonaras (12th century) is now believed to be spurious. The beginning of the text contained in this manuscript is incomplete.


  • 15th-16th century


Language of Materials

Ancient Greek.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.


1 bound MS volume

Custodial History

According to a note by Laing it was 'brought from Constantinople by the Right Honourable Sir Robert Liston'.

Previous reference

Laing 178

Previous title

Title given to the manuscript in Catherine Borland's catalogue: Zonarae Lexicon.

Physical Facet

Material: Cotton-paper.


29 cm x 22 cm.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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