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Dialogus de imaginibus

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MS. Auct. E. 4. 9
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Dialogus de imaginibus. Dialogue between Εiκονομόχοςʎος and'Ορθόδοξος, once attributed to Nicetas Choniates.


  • Creation: 16th century


73 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Greek, Modern (1453-)

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Auct. E. 4. 9, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Auct. E. 4. 9

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18126


Dialogus de imaginibus

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. II, no. 3080

For a full description in Latin see, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars prima recensionem codicum Graecorum continens (Oxford, 1853, reprinted with corrections by H. O. Coxe, Oxford, 1969), Misc. no. 54

Custodial History

Manuscript 601 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Once, like MS. Auct. E. 1. 6, owned by Henry viii, whose arms are on fol. 1: by the same scribe as MS. Auct. F. 4. 12. Till A.D. 1599 it was apparently no. 98 among the New College MSS. At the Act of that year it was purloined by a visitor ('Deus nouit plagium, vlciscatur hominem' says dr. Thomas James, in the Ecloga Oxonio-Cantabrigiensis, 1600, p. 4).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

In 1608 sir Thomas Bodley writes in the volume 'Donum Magistri Thomæ Alani Aulæ Glocestr. Oxon.', see Reliquiæ Bodleianæ, p. 232.

Physical Facet

Contemporary English (?) binding, silk brocade, faded, rebacked, silver-gilt clasp-fittings, clasps lost, painted gilt edges.

Dialogus de imaginibus
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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