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London, British Library, Add. 18231


Additional Information

  • Appr. Date: 10th c., 12th c. (10th & 12th c. (972))
  • Genres: Religious misc.
  • Illustrations: No


In dual columns. Small, neat writing. Marginal notes, also very neat. Main text in miniscule, scholia mostly in tiny uncials or semi-uncials, or occasionally (ex. gr. 61v, 3226r) tachygraphic or stenographic notation.

The “manuscript images and information” link in online resources gives, besides TLG numbers and an extensive bibliography, high-resolution full-color images of the entire manuscript, from 1r-330v plus the binding.

From Prof. Ševčenko’s box: “[F]lyleaf dated February 23, 1712 (date ms left Italy?).”

Inside of cover: [crossed out: 266.f] [crossed out: 266D] 270.e

1r  “Purchased of P. Rolandi, 13 July 1850.”

2r-3r Notes and contents in Italian.

4r  Probationes pennæ &c.:
αὔτη πέφηκε τῶν σοφῶν διδασκάλων Διονισίου σοῦ σοφοῦ καὶ ποιμένος καὶ Γρηγορίου τοῦ ἐν θεωλογίαις [sic].
κίκλος τερπνή τε καὶ σοφῶν λόγων φύλαξ· τῶν Ἀθηνῶν τε τοῦ Ἀρεοπαγίτου· τὴν κτίσιν αὐγέσαντος δίκην ἡλίου:~
+ Φῖ κρατερὸς κατὰ χεύματ’ ἐδάμνατο Τρῶας Ἀχιλλεύς [Palatine Anthology]
κλπ. (see online resources).

295v/296r  Bottom margin, tiny maps of the Tigris & Euphrates, &c.

For fols. 319v, 321r and 327v, cf. the Syriac manuscript of Gregory Nazianzen BM Add. 14549 (Wright §556 (dlvi) in bibliography).