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Greek and Byzantine Manuscripts

The Beinecke has a sizable holding of medieval Greek manuscripts and it continues to acquire items as they become available. The following list is not comprehensive of the Beinecke’s holdings, but presents those manuscripts that have a significant portion of Greek text.

Homer, Iliad V.583-596, Roman CE late ii-iii

Recent Acquisitions

Beinecke MS 1145, Hoffman Gospels, Eastern Mediterreanean (Cappadocia or Palestine), between 900 and 1000

Beinecke MS 1155, Office of Holy Communion, Byzantine Empire, ca. 1325 (scroll)

Beinecke MS 1180, Lectionary, Byzantine Empire, ca. 1200-1249

Late Antiquity

P.CtYBR inv. 415, Ephesians 4:16-29, 4:31-5:13, third century

P.CtYBR inv. 4475 qua, Exodus 6:12-27. fourth or fifth century

Beinecke MS 544, I and II Samuel, Greek Near East, between 300 and 325

Codices and Bifolia

Marston MS 48, Humanist commonplace book, Italy, after 1457

Marston MS 94, Lexicon Greco-Latinum, etc., Verona, ca. 1460

Marston MS 106, Lexicon Latino-Grecum, Northern Italy, s. XV 2

Beinecke MS 139, Divine Office, Byzantium, s. XV and 1606.

Beinecke MS 150, Seymour Gospels, Byzantium s. XI1

Beinecke MS 187, Lectionary, etc., Byzantium, s. XIII

Beinecke MS 208, Ptolemy, Harmonicorum libri III, Italy, s. XVImed

Beinecke MS 234, Porphyry, etc., Byzantium, x. XIV

Beinecke MS 235, John Chrysostom, Sermons, etc., Byzantium, s. XIV

Beinecke MS 236, Pseudo-Augustine, Soliloquia, etc., Crete [?], s. XVI1

Beinecke MS 237, Joannes Climacus, Scala Paradisi, Byzantium, s. XII/XIII [?]

Beinecke MS 238,  Anastasius of Sinai, et al., Passages on Asceticism, Byzantium, s. XVI

Beinecke MS 239, Manuel Chrysoloras, Erotemata, Italy, s. XV

Beinecke MS 240, Aristotle, Ethica Nichomachea, Italy, s. XV1

Beinecke MS 241, Catena on Isaiah, Byzantium, s. XIII/XIV

Beinecke MS 242, Aelian, De instruendis aciebus, Italy, ca. 1560.

Beinecke MS 243, Confession Manual, Italy, s. XVImed

Beinecke MS 244, Xenophon, De re equestri, Italy, s. XVmed

Beinecke MS 245, Aristotle, Mechanica, Italy, s. XVmed

Beinecke MS 246, Acts of the Apostles and Revelation, Flanders [?], s. XVI1

Beinecke MS 247, Pseudo-Pythagoras, Carmina Aurea, etc., Byzantium, s. XVin

Beinecke MS 248, New Testament; Eusebian Canons, etc., Byzantium, s. XIV

Beinecke MS 249, Psalmi et Odae cum Catena, etc., Byzantium, s. IX/X, XIII/XIV

Beinecke MS 250, Polyaenus, Strategemata, Italy, s. XV2

Beinecke MS 251, Sermons; Lives of Saints, Mount Athos, 1585, 1651. Library of Constantine Simonides.

Beinecke MS 252, Sermons; Lives of Saints, Byzantium, s. XVI. Library of Constantine Simonides.

Beinecke MS 253, Alcinous, Didaskalikos, etc., Italy, s. XVmed

Beinecke MS 254, Hesiod, Opera et dies, with scholia of Tzetzes, Byzantium, 1301

Beinecke MS 255, Oppian, Halieutica, etc., Southern Italy, s. XVex

Beinecke MS 256, Aristotle, Porphyry, etc. Byzantium [?] or Southern Italy [?], s. XIII

Beinecke MS 257, Nicetas of Heraclea, Catena on Job, Italy [?], s. XVI2

Beinecke MS 258, Aristotle; Plotinus, etc., Italy, 1473 [?] and s. XV2

Beinecke MS 259, Euchologium, Crete [?], 1257, s. XVex

Beinecke MS 260, Dionysius the Areopagite, etc., Italy, s. XVIIin

Beinecke MS 261, Manuel Chrysoloras, Erotemata, Fano, 1471

Beinecke MS 262, Liturgy, Italy, s. XV

Beinecke MS 263, Gregory Nazianzen, Sermons, Byzantium, s. XIII

Beinecke MS 264, Pseudo-Caesarius, Dialogues, etc., Italy [?], s. XVImed

Beinecke MS 265, Manuel Moschopulos, Erotemata, Constantinople, 1453 [?]

Beinecke MS 266, Barlaam and Ioasaph, Italy, s. XVImed

Beinecke MS 267, Collection of Excerpts, Byzantium, s. XV-XVI

Beinecke MS 268, Herennius, Commentarius in Aristotelis Metaphysica, Spain or Italy [?], x. XVI2

Beinecke MS 269, Life of Oppian, etc., Salamanca, 1580.

Beinecke MS 270, Porphyry, Commentarius in Harmonica Ptolemaei, Italy, s. XVImed

Beinecke MS 271, Aristides Quintilianus, De Musica, Italy, s. XVImed

Beinecke MS 272, Nicomachus Gerasenus; Gaudentius, Venice, 1585

Beinecke MS 273, Polychronius, Catena in Canticum Canticorum et Ecclesiasten, Spain, 1587

Beinecke MS 274, Procopius, Catena in Canticum Canticorum, Madrid, 1587

Beinecke MS 275, Josephus, Vita, Byzantium, s. XII/XIII

Beinecke MS 276, Sextus Julius Africanus, Cestoi, Italy [?] ca. 1580

Beinecke MS 277, Lexicon Greco-Latinum, Italy, s. XV2

Beinecke MS 278, Didymus, Interpretatio in Odysseam, Italy, 1453

Beinecke MS 279, Aristotle, Ethica Nicomachea, France [?], s. XVImed

Beinecke MS 288, Origen, De Engastrimytho, etc., Italy, s. XVI2

Beinecke MS 289, Tzetzes, Scholia ad Hesiodum, Italy, s. XVImed

Beinecke MS 290, Michael Syncellus, Eclogae Prophetiarum, Italy, s. XVI2

Beinecke MS 291, Pseudo-Cyrillus, Greek Lexicon, Italy, 1489

Beinecke MS 292, Pseudo-Augustine, Soliloquia, etc., Byzantium, s. XVI2, 1662

Beinecke MS 293, Synopsis Mikra, Constantinople, 1674

Beinecke MS 294, Paisius Hagiapostolites, History of Mt. Sinai, etc., Mt. Sinai, 1619, 1674, Constantinople, ca. 1720-30.

Beinecke MS 295, Jacobus Manas, Encomium, etc., Constantinople, 1720, 1721, 1729

Beinecke MS 296, Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, etc., Byzantium, s. XVImed, 1641

Beinecke MS 297, Unidentified Geography, tr. Demetrius Notaras, Constantinople, ca. 1720-30

Beinecke MS 298, Nicolaus Smyrnaeus, De supputariis digitorum gestibus, England, x. XVIII/XIX

Beinecke MS 299, Canon Law and Ascetical Doctrine, Byzantium, 1665

Beinecke MS 300, Andrew of Crete, The Great Canon, etc., Byzantium, 1643, ca. 1720-30

Beinecke MS 301, Constantine Harmenopoulos, Epitome, etc., Italy, 1586

Beinecke MS 302, Euchologium, Byzantium, s. XVI

Beinecke MS 303, Legal Documents, Greek East, 1655-1753

Beinecke MS 304, Dositheus, etc., Byzantium, s. XVII

Beinecke MS 308, Gospels, Byzantium, s. XIII

Bienecke MS 319, Treatises on Rhetoric, etc., Italy, s. XV2

Beinecke MS 361, Aristotle, Rhetorica, etc., Byzantium, s. XIV2

Beinecke MS 367, Olympiodorus, In Platonis Gorgiam Commentaria, etc. Byzantium, s. XVI2

Beinecke MS 424, Euclid, Catoptrica, etc., Italy, 1541, s. XVI

Beinecke MS 478, Homer, Iliad (fragment), Byzantium, s. XI/XII

Beinecke MS 490, Scholia on Oppian, Italy, s. XVI2

Beinecke MS 503, Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Byzantine, s. XII

Beinecke MS 521, Lectionary (fragment), Byzantium, s. XIII

Beinecke MS 522, Gospel of Matthew (fragment), Byzantium, s. XII/XIII

Beinecke MS 542, Aristotle, Topica, Italy (?) and Mistra (?), between 1400 and 1500

Beinecke MS 544, I and II Samuel, Greek Near East, between 300-325

Beinecke MS 580, Tyrtaeus, Elegies. Greece, s. XIX (Constantine Simonides forgery)

Beinecke MS 581, Anacreaon, Carmina, etc. Greece, s. XIX (Constantine Simonides forgery)

Beinecke MS 582, Phocylides, Poema Nutheticon, with Rhianus, Poem, and Aristotle, Hymn to Hermias, Greece, s. XIX (Constantine Simonides forgery)

Beinecke MS 583, Golden Bulls of the emperors Theodosius II, Michael III, and Romanus III, Greece, s. XIX (Constantine Simonides forgery)

Beinecke MS 606, Geoponica, Venice (?), ca. 1490-1510

Beinecke MS 676, Trishagion prayer, Egypt (?), between 800-900

Beinecke MS 677, Patristic florilegium, No place, between 900 and 1000

Beinecke MS 678, Patristic work, ca. 1300

Beinecke MS 713, Theoloret, Bishop of Cyrrhus, Venice, ca. 1539-ca.1542

Beinecke MS 1114, Gospel of John (fragment), Byzantium, s. X

Beinecke MS 1121, Galen, Opera varia [ad Glauconem de medendi methodo], Constantinople or Southern Italy, ca. 1300

Beinecke MS 1145, Hoffman Gospels, Eastern Mediterreanean (Cappadocia or Palestine), between 900 and 1000

Beinecke MS 1155, Office of Holy Communion, Byzantine Empire, ca. 1325 (scroll)

Beinecke MS 1180, Lectionary, Byzantine Empire, ca. 1200-1249

Fragments

Beinecke MS 712.30, Leaf 13-14 from a Menaion, ca 1250

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