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Oxford, Bodleian Library, Laud gr. 69

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  • Appr. Date: 11th c. (11th c.)
  • Genres: Hagiography
  • Illustrations: No

Notes

Bodleianus Laudianus græcus 69.  (Madan Summary Catalogue no. 735 = old Bodley no. 1788.)  Parchment, eleventh century, 324 folios.  Well preserved except the beginning and end.  Saints' lives, martyrdoms, etc.

Fols. 1-5  Martyrdom of Santa Barbara, for the 4th of September.  Incipit, «Κατ' ἐκείνους τοὺς καιροὺς βασιλεύοντος Μαξιμιανοῦ τοῦ παρανόμου καὶ ἀσεβεστάτου, ἡγεμονεύοντος δὲ Μαρκιανοῦ, ἦν διωγμὸς μέγας τῶν Χριστιανῶν. Ἦν δὲ ἐν τῇ χώρᾳ τῇ ἀνατολικῇ τῇ καλουμένῃ Ἡλιουπόλει ἀνὴρ κατοικῶν ἐν χωρίῳ ἐπιλεγωμένῳ Γελασοῖς, ὡς ἀπὸ μιλίων δεκαδύο Εὐχαΐτων. Διόδορος ὄνομα αὐτῷ· πλούσιος σφόδρα...»

The fifth folio is upside-down, so that the obverse of the actual text is 5v (titled «Τῇ ἀδελφῇ αὐτῆς», incipit «Τότε θυμοῦ πλησθεὶς ὁ πατὴρ τῆς ἁγίας Βαρβάρας παρέλαβεν αὐτὴν ἀπὸ τοῦ ἡγεμόνος...») and the story of Barbara & Juliana ends on "5r" (desinit «...τὰ τίμια λείψανα τῶν ἁγίων ἀθλοφόρων Βαρβάρας καὶ Ἰουλιανῆς· καὶ ἐπιμελῶς κηδεύσας αὐτὰ ἀπέθετο ἐν τόπῳ καλουμένῳ Ἡλιουπόλει, πλησίον τῆς νήσου ἐν Γελασοῖς τῷ χωρίῳ ἐν οἰκήματι [σεμνῷ?] ὡς ἀπὸ μιλίων δεκαδύο Εὐχαΐτων, ἐν ᾧ καὶ ἰάματα τελοῦνται εἰς δόξαν τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ᾧ ἡ δόξα καὶ τὸ κράτος, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων· ἀμήν.»).  There is probably an edition of this, but we are unaware of any.  Cf. Bodl. Laud gr. 68, fols. 300v et sqq.

6r & sqq.  Alia manu, Βίος τοῦ ἐν ἁγίοις πατρὸς ἡμῶν Σάβα [Dec. 6].

For detailed list of contents, see Coxe's entry in the Bibliography, which Barbour & Wilson leave unchanged.

In the Online Resources we give a link ("Bodley: This Collection") to the library's webpage for the Laud manuscripts.  At the time of this writing, they have not yet put the information for the Greek manuscripts up, as they have for the Latin, but we expect that they will in the future.