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  • 11th-century illuminated Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: Late 11th century

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

  • 12th-century Horologion

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century

    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 Created date: 13th century

    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 Created date: 14th century

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

  • A Greek handbook for magic

    Manuscript

    A handbook for magic, made in Thebes in the 4th century, and written in  ancient Greek on papyrus. Seven leaves survive,...

  • A third century fragment from Gospel of Thomas

    Papyrus Created date: end of the 2nd century–3rd century

    Unearthed in the rubbish tips of the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus, south of Cairo, this fragment from a papyrus...

  • Acts and Epistles

    Manuscript Created date: 1108-1111

    Copied by a certain Andreas Olenes between 1108-1111, this manuscript preserves the second part of the New Testament fro...

  • Anthology of Greek lyric poetry

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 16th century

    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 Created date: 14th century

    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 Created date: 12th century

    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 Created date: 1st quarter of the 16th century

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

  • Bankes Homer

    Papyrus Created date: 2nd century

    Homeric papyri survive in greater numbers than papyri containing the works of any other ancient author. They range in si...

  • Bristol Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 11th century

    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 Created date: 1439

    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 Created date: 10th-12th century

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