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  • Cappadocian Gospel lectionary

    Manuscript

    The bishop Stephanos commissioned this Gospel lectionary. It was written in 980 at Ciscissa in Cappadocia. It is laid ou...

  • 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...

  • Catena on the Octateuch

    Manuscript

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

  • 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 ...

  • Codex Alexandrinus

    Manuscript

    Copied in the 5th century, Codex Alexandrinus is one of the three early Greek manuscripts that preserve both the Old and...

  • Codex Sinaiticus

    Manuscript

    Codex Sinaiticus is a priceless treasure. Copied around the middle of the fourth century, in the south-eastern Mediterra...

  • Collection of works by St Ambrose

    Manuscript

    St Ambrose (b. 340, d. 420), a bishop of Milan, was one of the greatest preachers of the early Church. Seven of his work...

  • 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...

  • Complutensian Polyglott Bible

    Printed book

    The so-called ‘Complutensian Polyglot Bible’ is the first of the great multi-lingual editions of the complete Bible prod...

  • Constantine Manasses, Chronicle

    Manuscript

    While most works of history in the Byzantine world were composed in prose, Constantine Manasses (c. 1130-c. 1187) wrote...

  • Constitution of the Athenians

    Papyrus

    The school of the philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BCE) researched and recorded the constitutions of 158 ancient Greek cit...

  • 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...

  • Curzon Cruciform Lectionary

    Manuscript

    This 12th-century lectionary, probably produced at Constantinople, takes a distinctive form. The entire text is written...

  • Dawes Illuminated Gospel-book

    Manuscript

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