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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...

  • 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...

  • Gospel lectionary from Pentrochonte

    Manuscript

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

  • 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...

  • Greek medical treatises

    Manuscript

    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

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

  • Greek–Latin glossary

    Manuscript

    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

    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

    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

  • Notebook of Johannes Cuno

    Manuscript

    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

    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

    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

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