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  • Declaration of camels

    Papyrus Created date: 146

    In Roman Egypt, privately owned animals such as sheep, goats, camels, and donkeys had to be declared by their owners to...

  • Deed of divorce

    Papyrus Created date: 305–306

    Marriage contracts and deeds of divorce are recorded in the Greek papyri that survive from Egypt, although the union and...

  • Earliest manuscript of Lucian

    Manuscript Created date: 10th century

    This is the earliest extant manuscript of the Greek author Lucian of Samosata (c. 125-180). It is from the early 10th ce...

  • Etheridge Encomium

    Manuscript Created date: 1566

    Queen Elizabeth I visited Oxford in 1566. To mark the occasion, a number of speeches were given, including one in Greek...

  • 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...

  • Fragment of Bacchylides, with attached sillybos

    Papyrus Created date: 2nd century

    A small fragment is all that remains of this 2nd-century CE scroll containing the dithyrambs of the poet Bacchylides (fl...

  • 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...

  • Letter about funeral expenses

    Papyrus Created date: 260–275

    Among the documents shedding light on funeral practices in Graeco-Roman Egypt is this incomplete sheet of papyrus from t...