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Examine the Codex Sinaiticus, one of the earliest surviving Christian Bibles, and the purple parchment of a manuscript of the Gospels. Read collections containing Greek medical treatises and manuscripts and papyri of Homer’s Iliad. Marvel at the decoration of the Bristol Psalter and the Burney Gospels. Study the ‘Letters of the Anonymous Professor’, a teacher of language and literature, who lived in 10th-century Constantinople.

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  • 11th-century illuminated Psalter

    Manuscript

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

  • 12th-century Horologion

    Manuscript

    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

    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

    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. ...

  • Acts and Epistles

    Manuscript

    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

    The 15th and 16th centuries saw an outburst of scholarly interest in Greek literature in western Europe. The arrival of...

  • Apprenticeship to a weaver

    Papyrus

    Dated 18 September 66, this papyrus preserves the complete text of an apprenticeship agreement between a father, Tryphon...

  • Aristophanes of Byzantium, De Animalibus

    Papyrus

    Aristophanes of Byzantium, who lived between the third and the second century BC, was well known for his studies on ling...

  • Aristotle in Latin

    Manuscript

    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

    Manuscript

    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

    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

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

  • Bankes Homer

    Papyrus

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

  • Bristol Psalter

    Manuscript

    This pocket-sized (105 x 85 mm) 11th-century manuscript contains the Greek text of the Psalms followed by the biblical O...