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  • Anthology of Greek lyric poetry

    Manuscript

    The 15th and 16th centuries saw an outburst of scholarly interest in Greek literature in western Europe. The arrival of...

  • Athenaeus, Deipnosophistae

    Manuscript

    The 3rd-century CE author Athenaeus is known today for his long work, the Deipnosophistae (‘Dinner Sophists’). This work...

  • Catena on the Octateuch

    Manuscript

    The catena, a biblical commentary that proceeds verse by verse, was a popular interpretative tool in the Byzantine world...

  • Fragments from a Kalophonic Sticherarion

    Manuscript

    Ongoing developments in Greek music resulted in the appearance of the ‘kalophonic’ (beautiful-sounding) style of chant. ...

  • Greek bestiary

    Manuscript

    The Byzantine poet Manuel Philes (c. 1275–c. 1345) is best known now for his work De Animalium Proprietate (‘On the Natu...

  • Greek military and technical treatises

    Manuscript

    The treatises of Hero of Alexandria (mid-1st century CE) on pneumatics and automata were hugely popular in the Byzantine...

  • Hero’s Pneumatika

    Manuscript

    Although most of the manuscripts of the works of Hero of Alexandria (1st century CE) in the British Library contain both...

  • Illustrated Greek treatises on warfare

    Manuscript

    This remarkable manuscript, completed on 7 May 1545, contains a range of treatises on warfare and weaponry, including te...

  • John Mauromates’ copy of Hero’s mechanical texts

    Manuscript

    The prolific scribe John Mauromates (fl. 1541–65), originally from Corfu, was active in Venice in the middle of the 16th...

  • Laonikos Chalkokondyles, Histories

    Manuscript

    The lifetime of the historian Laonikos Chalkokondyles (c. 1423-c. 1490) coincided with the fall of Constantinople and th...

  • Letter of Aristeas

    Manuscript

    The catena, a biblical commentary that proceeds verse by verse, was a popular interpretative tool in the Byzantine world...

  • Mechanical Texts by Hero of Alexandria

    Manuscript

    The mechanical treatises of Hero of Alexandria, which were extremely popular in Byzantium and in the early modern era, s...

  • Notebook of Johannes Cuno

    Manuscript

    Johannes Cuno (1463–1513) was a Dominican friar and humanist from Nuremberg. He travelled to Italy around 1500, where he...

  • Works of Justin Martyr

    Manuscript

    The 16th century saw increasing interest in the writings of the Church Fathers. One of the earliest Christian theologian...