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  • 11th-century illuminated Psalter

    Manuscript

    Illuminated copies of the Book of Psalms were very popular in Byzantium. One group of illuminated psalters are known as ...

  • 12th-century Horologion

    Manuscript

    A Horologion, or Book of Hours, contains the outline of the services (aside from those relating to the Eucharist) of the...

  • 13th-century Menaion

    Manuscript

    In the Greek church, the Menaion is the book containing prayers and hymns for the fixed feasts of the liturgical calenda...

  • 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...

  • Anthology of Greek lyric poetry

    Manuscript

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

  • 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...

  • Bristol Psalter

    Manuscript

    This pocket-sized (105 x 85 mm) 11th-century manuscript contains the Greek text of the Psalms followed by the biblical O...

  • Bull of Union of the Greek and Latin Churches

    Manuscript

    At the Council of Florence in 1439, a papal bull was issued to proclaim the union of Eastern and Western Churches. 18 co...

  • Burney Gospels

    Manuscript

    This beautifully illuminated copy of the Greek Gospels was created in two stages. The text was copied out in the 2nd hal...

  • 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 ...