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  • 14th-century Greek New Testament

    Manuscript

    Most Greek manuscripts of the Bible tend only to include a small sub-section of biblical books, for instance, the four G...

  • Ascetical works by Matthew of Ephesos

    Manuscript

    Matthew of Ephesus (also known as Manuel Gabalas) was a cleric and scholar in the turbulent world of 14th-century Byzant...

  • Askew Gospel Book

    Manuscript

    This 12th-century Gospel book (now divided into two volumes) was copied by the monk Gregory. A note at the end of the se...

  • Athenaeus, Deipnosophistae

    Manuscript

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

  • Carolingian Greek Grammar

    Manuscript

    A range of different resources were used by Latin scholars in the 8th and 9th centuries to learn Greek. Examples of some...

  • Charred scroll fragments from Herculaneum

    Manuscript

    These seven fragments are what remain of a complete scroll of the 1st century BCE containing a portion of a work by the ...

  • Complimentary verses to Edward VI

    Manuscript

    In 1552, the young king Edward VI was passing through Hampshire. The students of Winchester College wrote complimentary...

  • Complimentary verses to Elizabeth I

    Manuscript

    Written around 1573, this volume of complimentary verses dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I was compiled by the boys and the...

  • Cotton Genesis

    Manuscript

    The Cotton Genesis is one of the great treasures of the British Library. Created probably in Egypt in the 5th or 6th cen...

  • Dawes Illuminated Gospel-book

    Manuscript

    Created in the early 14th century, probably on Cyprus, this manuscript of the Gospels contains illuminations of the four...

  • Earliest manuscript of Lucian

    Manuscript

    This is the earliest extant manuscript of the Greek author Lucian of Samosata (c. 125-180). It is from the early 10th ce...

  • Etheridge Encomium

    Manuscript

    Queen Elizabeth I visited Oxford in 1566. To mark the occasion, a number of speeches were given, including one in Greek...

  • Florentine Homer

    Manuscript

    This fine copy of Homer’s The Iliad is one of the most beautiful manuscripts of that work in existence. In addition to t...

  • Golden Canon Tables

    Manuscript

    The Golden Canon Tables were created in Constantinople and date from the 6th or 7th century. They are precious evidence...

  • Gospel lectionary from Berat

    Manuscript

    This lectionary was completed in 1413. The scribe George Siderokastrites wrote it at the Monastery of St Marina in Berat...