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  • 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...

  • Fragments from a Kalophonic Sticherarion

    Manuscript

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

  • 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 with ekphonetic notation

    Manuscript

    This fine 10th-century Gospel lectionary contains extensive decoration. Along with four full-page portraits of the evang...

  • Gospel-book from Lebanon

    Manuscript

    This 10th-century copy of the Gospels in Greek contains fine decorated headpieces at the beginning of each gospel. The v...

  • Gospels on purple parchment

    Manuscript

    The Codex Purpureus Petropolitanus, a Greek manuscript of the Gospels, was written in the 6th century. It gets its name...

  • 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...

  • Guest-Coutts New Testament

    Manuscript

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

  • Harley Greek Gospels

    Manuscript

    This manuscript of the four Gospels in Greek is lavishly illuminated. It contains not only the usual four portraits of t...

  • Hymns from Sinai

    Manuscript

    This small volume contains fragments of hymns written in the 8th and 9th centuries at the Monastery of St Catherine on M...

  • Illuminated Gospels from Thessaloniki

    Manuscript

    This manuscript, made in 1291 or 1292 in Thessaloniki, is an important example of Byzantine illumination from mainland G...

  • Illuminated manuscript of the Divine Liturgies

    Manuscript

    The three Divine Liturgies, those of St John Chrysostom, St Basil of Caesarea, and of the Presanctified Gifts (tradition...

  • Illuminated New Testament and Psalter from Cyprus

    Manuscript

    In the 11th and 12th centuries, a distinctive subgroup of manuscripts appeared, mostly originating in Cyprus or Palestin...

  • Letters of the Anonymous Professor

    Manuscript

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

  • Lycophron with commentary

    Manuscript

    Lycophron's Alexandra, with the commentary of Isaac Tzetzes