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  • Florentine Homer

    Manuscript Created date: 1466

    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 Created date: 6th century

    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 Created date: 1413

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

  • Gospel lectionary from Pentrochonte

    Manuscript Created date: 13th century

    This fine 13th-century Gospel lectionary was owned by and likely created at the Monastery of St Nicholas in Pentrochonte...

  • 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 medical treatises

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 15th century

    This manuscript is a typical example of a medical miscellany. It consists of a range of treatises on physiology and prog...

  • Greek Saints’ Lives for October

    Manuscript Created date: 1103

    Manuscripts containing the Lives of the Saints, organised according to their feast days, were very popular in the Byzant...

  • Greek–Latin glossary

    Manuscript Created date: 8th century

    This manuscript was used by scholars in 8th-century western Europe to learn Greek. The bulk of the volume is taken up by...

  • Guest-Coutts New Testament

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-10th century

    Copied and illuminated in the middle of the 10th century, this manuscript is a remarkable example of book production in...

  • Letters of the Anonymous Professor

    Manuscript Created date: 10th century

    Composed by two scribes in the 10th century, this composite manuscript contains letters and poems by authors including G...

  • Lycophron with commentary

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 15th century

    Lycophron's Alexandra, with the commentary of Isaac Tzetzes

  • 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...

  • Sermons of Gregory of Nazianzus

    Manuscript Created date: 972

    The theological treatises of Gregory of Nazianzus (c. 329–389?) were hugely important for the Greek church in the Middle...

  • Syriac translation of Galen

    Manuscript Created date: 6th-7th century

    Sergius of Reshaina (d. 536) translated the works of the ancient physician Galen (129-c. 217 CE) in the 6th century. Thi...

  • Theodore Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 1066

    The Theodore Psalter is one of the most famous treasures of the British Library and possibly the richest illuminated Gre...