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Manuscripts, Greek

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Manuscripts entirely or partially in Greek

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

MS 120: Composite manuscript containing three texts, 15th century

Identifier: MS 120
Contents This manuscript is a composite manuscript containing three main texts and some miscellaneous notes. It was made in Italy in the 15th century, probably at or for the Aragonese Library in Naples. It is a collection of texts about Greek and Roman history and learning.The contents are as follows:Flyleaves: Some notes, poems, etcetera, in Latin and Greek (italic hand) on two vellum fly-leavesff. 1v-2r: Two miniatures (see “Illumination”)f. 2v: Note that seems to be a list of...
Dates: 15th century

MS 219: Quatuor Evangelia, Late 11th-early 12th

Identifier: MS 219
Contents Contains the text of the Gospels until John 21:19, preceded by a 'Table of Lessons'.Table of lessons: f. 5r-12v. Beginning: "ἐκ λόγου τῶν Δ εὑαγγελιστῶν διά".Prayers: f. 12v. Beginning: "εἰς σχῆμα μοναχ(ικὁν) εὑαγγέ(λια) τρία".Titles: f. 13r. Beginning: "τοῦ κατὰ ἰω(άννην) εὑαγγε(λίου) τὰ κεφάλαια..."; end: "τὁ τοιοῦτο ἐξεδόθη μετὰ χρόν(ους)".Titles: f....
Dates: Late 11th-early 12th

MS 220: Quatuor Evangelia Graece (a Tetraevangelion), early 13th century

Identifier: MS 220
Contents Contains the text of the Gospels, but it is incomplete at the beginning.Matthew’s Gospel (+ epilogue; missing I.1-VII.6 & XXVII.8-XXVIII.7): τὸ κατὰ Ματθαῖον ἅγιον εὐαγγέλιον: f. 1-73 & 312-319 (originally in order; quire δ' misplaced). Beginning: “...τοὺς μαργαρίτας ὑμῶν…” (VII.6) to “…εἶπεν ἕτι ζῶν·” (XXVII.63). End: “…αὐτὸν ὄψεσθε· ἰδού…” (XXVIII.7) to “…τοῦ αἰῶνος· ἀμήν.” (XXVIII.20/end). Unknown edition.Mark’s Gospel (+ chapters &...
Dates: early 13th century

MS 221: Gospels, 15th century

Identifier: MS 221
Contents The manuscript contains the text of the Gospels and is preceded by a 'Table of Lessons', which is incomplete at the beginning. The text itself is also incomplete at the beginning incomplete (starts with Matthew 1:17) and at the end (ends with John 1:42). i 42.Of the section numbering only 1α', f. 54b; 1β', f. 55; 1θ', f. 79b,...
Dates: 15th century

MS 222: Gospel Lectionary, 12th century

Identifier: MS 222
Contents A lectionary is a liturgical book which contains the readings (or lessons) for worship on any given day of the liturgical calendar. The text contained in this manuscript begins with the lesson for Easter Sunday. It also includes ekphonetic symbols, that is musical notations. The musical recitation of the Gospel is still used in the Greek Church, though it rests wholly on tradition, since the meaning of the ekphonetic signs is sometimes obscure. The probably originally showed the rise and fall...
Dates: 12th century

MS 223: Psalter, 1591

Identifier: MS 223
Contents A Psalter (i.e. a book which contains the text of the Psalms) in Greek followed by two poems on the Psalms.

Writing Headings and initials red.
Dates: 1591

MS 224: Ritual Ordinance by Neophytus, 1214

Identifier: MS 224
Contents The manuscript is an early copy of the original manuscript containing the Ritual Ordinance (Typike Diatheke, in Greek) written by Neophytus, a monk who laid down a set of monastic rules.
Dates: 1214

MS 225: Acts of Saint Thecla, 13th century

Identifier: MS 225
Contents The Acts of Saint Paul and Saint Thecla told the story of a young virgin called Thecla, who converted and perfomed miracles after listening to the teachings of Saint Paul Apostle.

Writing Written in a fine hand.
Dates: 13th century

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

Identifier: MS 226
Contents 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.
Dates: 15th-16th century

MS 227: Erotemata by Manuel Chrysolaras, 16th century

Identifier: 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