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  • 14th-century Greek New Testament


    Most Greek manuscripts of the Bible tend only to include a small sub-section of biblical books, for instance, the four G...

  • 2,000-year-old homework book

    Writing tablet

    These two wax tablets, once bound together with string, are pages of a Greek homework book from around 2,000 years ago. ...

  • Aristotle in Latin


    This 13th-century manuscript contains Gerard of Cremona's (c. 1114-87) translations of Aristotelian works on natural phi...

  • Ascetical works by Matthew of Ephesos


    Matthew of Ephesus (also known as Manuel Gabalas) was a cleric and scholar in the turbulent world of 14th-century Byzant...

  • Askew Gospel Book


    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


    The 3rd-century CE author Athenaeus is known today for his long work, the Deipnosophistae (‘Dinner Sophists’). This work...

  • Carolingian Greek Grammar


    A range of different resources were used by Latin scholars in the 8th and 9th centuries to learn Greek. Examples of some...

  • Charred scroll fragments from Herculaneum


    These seven fragments are what remain of a complete scroll of the 1st century BCE containing a portion of a work by the ...

  • Collected works of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite


    Collected works of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite

  • Complimentary verses to Edward VI


    In 1552, the young king Edward VI was passing through Hampshire. The students of Winchester College wrote complimentary...

  • Complimentary verses to Elizabeth I


    Written around 1573, this volume of complimentary verses dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I was compiled by the boys and the...

  • Constitution of the Athenians


    The school of the philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BCE) researched and recorded the constitutions of 158 ancient Greek cit...

  • Cotton Genesis


    The Cotton Genesis is one of the great treasures of the British Library. Created probably in Egypt in the 5th or 6th cen...

  • Dawes Illuminated Gospel-book


    Created in the early 14th century, probably on Cyprus, this manuscript of the Gospels contains illuminations of the four...

  • Declaration of camels


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