Collection items

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  • Declaration of camels

    Papyrus

    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

    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

    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

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

  • 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...

  • Fragment of Bacchylides, with attached sillybos

    Papyrus

    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

    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...

  • Letter about funeral expenses

    Papyrus

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