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Sir Henry Savile's Chrysostom in Greek


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The original 'copy' used for printing Sir Henry Savile's Chrysostom in Greek at Eton in 1610. Bound up with lib. G-O and R are various manuscript transcripts of pieces by Chrysostom not so used. Lib. E, F, and S-Y, and parts of C, D, G and K are printed texts of Chrysostom with MS. collations.

The manuscript pieces are written in various hands, chiefly unsigned and undated, but the final article in lib. G (pp. 936-1072) is by Joannes Sanktamauras of Crete (a letter from him in Italian, dated July 24th, 1610, follows on p. 1072): that in R (pp. 967-1285) was written by James Dalrymple of Ayr in Scotland in 1589 B is a transcript of MS. C.C.C. Oxford 22, dated Feb. 4th, 1589/90. The first and last leaves are from a 15th century MS. Sarum antiphoner.


  • Creation: 1610


2.42 Linear metres (22 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • Greek, Modern (1453-)

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Auct. E. 3. 1, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Auct. E. 3. 1-16, E. 4. 1-6

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18143


Sir Henry Savile's Chrysostom in Greek

Biographical / Historical

Sir Henry Savile (1549-1622) was a Knight and mathematician.

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, nos. 2773-2783m

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. 51

Custodial History

Merton college paid £1 13s. 2d. in 1620 for the binding of the twenty volumes which needed it.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Sir Henry Savile in 1620.

Sir Henry Savile's Chrysostom in Greek
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Repository Details

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