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A medley of Greek pieces

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MS. Auct. T. 6. 5
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A medley of Greek pieces, the chief of which are:

  1. (fol. 1). Homer's Iliad, bks. i-iv. 12, with arguments and glosses, and at fol. 1 'Γένος 'Ομήρου τού ποιητού': beg. 'Όμηρος ό ποιητής υίός μέν ήν κατά τινας.'
  2. (fol. 2). 'Αίσχύλου Προμηθεύς' and (fol. 116) the 'Επτά επί θήβας, the former with some glosses and the argument.
  3. (fol. 147). Maximus Planudes' Greek version of the Sentences of Cato, both monosticha and disticha: pref. beg. ''Αναπολήσας έγώ κατά vούν': at end 'Τέλος τού Κάτωνος.'
  4. (fol. 15 7v). The Ποίημα νονθετικόν attached to the name of Phocylides: at end 'Τελος τών τού Φωκυλίδου έπών.'
  5. (fol. 104v). 'Ώιδάριον κατανυκτικόν, ποίημα κυρίον Λέοντος φιλοσόφου καί βασιλέως: ..: beg. '"Aρα τις γήθεν άείρας': with a few glosses.
  6. (fol. 107v). 'Κεφάλαια μεταληφθέντα έκ τής βίβλου ... ής έπιγραφή Παράδεισος Νείλου μοναχού ήρωελεγεία', with glosses: beg. ''Ανθεμόεις παράδεισος': really by Johannes Geometres.
  7. (fol. 192), 'Τού Γρηγορίου τού θεολόγου γνώμαι τετράστιχοι 'beg. 'Πράξιν προτιμήσειας ': followed by the commentaries of Johannes Zonaras (fol. 199v) and of Nicetas Paphlago (fol. 215v).
  8. (fol. 219). 'Χαρακτήρες έπιστολών διάφοροι': beg. 'Παραινετική aʹ ... Τών πανταχόσε διαφημιζομένων.'
  9. (fol. 239). 'Επιστολικοί χαρακτήρες, forms of letters, ascribed to Proclus Diadochus or Libanius.
  10. (fol. 244). The 'Ακρόστιχα of Johannes Damascenus: beg. 'Εύεπίης μελέεσ[σ]ι', with glosses, followed by other short pieces (fols. 262v, 263, 264, 204v, 268, 269), the last two grammatical.

A full account of this MS. exists in manuscript in the Library.


  • Creation: written in about A.D. 1500


289 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Auct. T. 6. 5, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Auct. T. 6. 5

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18678


A medley of Greek pieces, written in about A.D. 1500.

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. V, no. 28869.

A description of this item is in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MS. Auct. T. 6. 5

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from John Camden Hotten, a London bookseller, on Oct 8, 1864, for £1 10s.

Physical Facet

On paper; binding, stamped red leather on boards, worn and with clasps lost (first half of the 16th century)


6 × 4 1/4 in.

A medley of Greek pieces
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