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MS 227: Erotemata by Manuel Chrysolaras, 16th century

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Identifier: MS 227
'Erotemata' by Manuel Chrysolaras (MS 227)
'Erotemata' by Manuel Chrysolaras (MS 227)

Contents

The Erotemata ('Questions') was the first Greek grammar in use in Western Europe and it became widely popular among humanists after its publication in 1484. Manuel Chrysolaras (1355-1415), born in Constantinople, moved to Italy after having being invited by the humanist Coluccio Salutati to teach Greek in Florence.
Illumination Initials and headings are in red, one is illuminated.

Dates

  • 16th century

Creator

Language of Materials

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.

Extent

1 bound MS volume

Custodial History

The manuscript was part of the library of the physician and book collector Dr. Anthony Askew (1722 – 1774) whose library was sold in 1775 and 1785. It seems to have been sold later at 'Bearcroft's Sale'.

Previous reference

Laing 184

Previous title

Title given to the manuscript in Catherine Borland's catalogue: Chrysolarae Erotemata.

Physical Facet

Material: Vellum.

Dimensions

14.50 cm x 9 cm.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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