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'Tαῦτά εἰαω αἱ ἐπιστολαὶ καὶ αἱ ἀποκρίσεις τὢν πνευματικὢν καὶ άγίων [?] β' γερόντων ἡσνχασάντων ἔν τινι κοινοβίῳ ὄντι ἐν τῇ περιχώρῳ Τάζης' καὶ λεγομένῳ τοὔ ἀββἂ Σερι[δον or -δωνος] ...', the first part of a long epilogue, written in the 14th cent. (?)

MS. D'Orville 189

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The leaves are labelled '75'-'184'.

This volume, which deserves attention, appears to be of the same character as some of those mentioned in Harless' Fabricius's Bibl. Graeca xi. 104 n, 585 n, connected with the names of Dorotheus and Barsanuphius (ὁ μέγας γέρων). [I read the contracted word before β' as μεγάλων (cf. fol. 149, 1. 1), and the abbat's name as Σεργ[οννα?] E.W.B.N.].

Strackhovius (when the first 74 leaves were still in the MS.) and Gaisford describe this MS. as a Chronicon of Symeon Metaphrastes.


  • Creation: written in the 14th cent. (?)


110 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)


MS. D'Orville 189

Former reference:

Auct. X. 1. 5. 42

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 17067

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. D'Orville.

Physical Facet

On parchment, in parts stained and rubbed


6 3/4 × 5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom