Collection items

Showing 14 results

  • Anthology of Greek lyric poetry

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 16th century

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

  • Athenaeus, Deipnosophistae

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 16th century

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

  • Catena on the Octateuch

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd quarter of the 16th century-3rd quarter of the 16th century

    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 Created date: 16th century–17th century

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

  • Greek bestiary

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd quarter of the 16th century–3rd quarter of the 16th century

    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 Created date: 1st quarter of the 16th century

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

  • Hero’s Pneumatika

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd quarter of the 16th century-3rd quarter of the 16th century

    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 Created date: 1545

    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 Created date: 2nd quarter of the 16th century–3rd quarter of the 16th century

    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 Created date: 16th century

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

  • Letter of Aristeas

    Manuscript Created date: 16th century

    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 Created date: 3rd quarter of the 16th century

    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 Created date: c 1506-c 1508

    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 Created date: 1541

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