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  • 3f462c93v?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Damianos Guidotes (Scribe), scribe
    Date: 16xx
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Libraries
    Description: Forms part of the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of Greek Manuscripts (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University);Format: Manuscript codex.;Title from caption title on fol. 1r.;Written by Damianos Gidotes and his unidentified scribe. Cf. Duke Greek MS 30, Organon of Aristotle, also by the scribe Damianos Gidotes and his unidentified scribe.;Layout: Written in 1 column of 29-31 lines; unruled.;Script: Written in two hands in various shades of black ink, the scribes alternating throughout the entire text. Written in a minuscule with uncial initials, occasionally ornamented.;Origin: Venice, Italy? Several other manuscripts written by Damianos Gidotes are known, all from the library of San Francesco della Vigna.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Discourse on logic; the introduction refers to Aristotle's Posterior Analytics.;Binding: Modern paper over boards.
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  • Zc77sx52q?file=thumbnail
    Creator: John Chrysostom, Saint, -407
    Date: 11xx
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Libraries
    Description: Forms part of the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of Greek Manuscripts (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University);Format: Manuscript leaves.;Titles from opening rubrics.;Layout: Written in 2 columns of 33 lines; 33 lines ruled with a dry point on the hair side across the full width of the leaf; pricking marks are not visible.;Script: Written in a very regular roundish, smooth flowing hand, letters mostly connected, except where an omicron appears in either the medial or initial position; pendant in brown ink with a rather wide reed pen. The letters slant slightly in the direction of the line of writing with no spacing between words. There are very few uncial letters and none are enlarged abnormally.;Decoration: On fol. 1v at the point in the text to which the reference is made is an outlined penwork initial "A" in red ink with knotted stems and leaf arm in the middle margin. On fol. 2r where Homily 40 on Genesis commences is an ornamental penwork band in red ink, with the width of the column (15 x 75 mm) consisting of running leafy acanthus scrollwork which forms within the running patterns three palmettes shapes, all within double ruled frame with corner trefoil finials. The initial letter phi in red is formed of a compass drawn circle (20 mm in diameter) the inner side with running acanthus leaf pattern, resting on a cone-shaped pedestal supporting the central stem of the letter which had foliate bands, topped by a slender two-part folial finial anchored to the lower by a bud the pointed end of which emerges opposite the end of the stem of the phi inside the top of the circle.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Two leaves with fragmentary portion of at least Homilies 39 (Patrologia Graeca 53, 359) and 40 (PG 53.568) on Genesis; originally used as binding for a book containing Demosthenes in Greek, the name preserved in the space covering the spine.
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  • Z029pc39b?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Orthodox Eastern Church and Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea, approximately 329-379
    Date: 1xxx
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Libraries
    Description: Forms part of the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of Greek Manuscripts (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University);Format: Manuscript leaves;Titles from opening rubrics (fol. 1r; fol. 3v).;Layout: Written in 2 columns of 30 lines; 30 lines ruled with a dry point on the hair side. Because the leaves have been trimmed to fit the codex as endleaves, all pricking marks have been cut away.;Script: Written in a regular, open, rounded cursive hand, not very large, with a slightly rightward slant, the scribe mixes uncial and minuscule letters and uses small accents and square breathings and the iota adscript.;Decoration: Decorative penwork between the homilies (red ink for penwork and title). Decorated initial with red and blue colors.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Saint Basil's Homily 19 on the Holy Martyrs and Homily in Lacizis. Two bifolia attached at the spine edge, having served as endsheets in a binding.
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  • Pc289r53w?file=thumbnail
    Creator: GermanosII, Patriarch of Constantinople, 1175?-1240
    Date: 15xx
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Libraries
    Description: Forms part of the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of Greek Manuscripts (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University);Format: Manuscript codex.;Titles from heads of Greek and Latin texts.;Layout: Written in 1 column of 35-39 lines; the text is not ruled for either the Greek or Latin sections, however, the margins of the Greek text have been ruled with pencil.;Script: The Greek hand is that of a modern scholar in a flowing open hand. Title in minuscule.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Sermon on the Annunciation in Greek followed by a Latin translation.;Binding: Bound in vellum over boards; title in ms. on spine: Germanus Patriarcha in Annunc. B. Mariae Graece Manuscr.; endleaves with "Pro Patria" watermark and counter mark of "C & I Honig" very nearly the same as that in Heawood "Pro Patria" 3697 (1724-1726).
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  • P2677318p?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 15xx
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Libraries
    Description: Forms part of the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of Greek Manuscripts (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University);Format: Manuscript gathering.;Titles from opening rubrics.;Layout: Written in 1 column of 25 lines; ruled consistently on the verso of the leaf using a mastara.;Script: Written in a strong round bouclé hand with letters vertical but slanting slightly in the direction of the writing; with clear and distinctive accents and breathing marks in a dark brown ink. There is a mixed usage of uncials and cursives. The hand has many characteristics of those found in Duke Gk. MS. 81.;Decoration: Red penwork of the initial letter and penwork ornamentation on fol. 1r. Ornamental marginal initials average one to the page. Red ink appears to have been used for the title and dates which appear in the upper margins.;Title cataloged from existing description.;fol. 1r-3v: Life of Alexius for March 17; fol. 4r-8v: Life of Sophronius by Ioannes Zonara for March 11; watermark of an anchor encircled and surmounted by a six-pointed star, and two letters ("P-B") and surmounted by a trefoil (similar to Briquet 9619 (the letters) and 523 (the anchor)). Bound out of order (correct order: fol. 4-8, 1-3).;Binding: Around a single signature, the pamphlet binding is of dark brown paste paper over light-weight binder's boards. Two blank endsheets, added by the binder, bear the mark "G. Fichtner Nachf." Also preceding the text is a sheet that appears to have been inserted at the time of the binding on which is pasted a square of graph paper with the handwritten title label in black ink: "Manuscrit Graec. /[double rule]/ XVI Siècle."
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  • Tb09jd20g?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 15xx
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Libraries
    Description: Forms part of the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of Greek Manuscripts (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University);Format: Manuscript codex.;Title from text surrounding christogram (fol. 2r).;Layout: Written in 1 column of 17 lines.;Script: Written in a neat, careful, larger minuscule in black ink with a relatively wide nib. The first fol. may be written in a different hand, but the remaining fol. appear to be in one hand. Title in red uncial initials; initials in black or red ink in outer margins. Headings in red, as are occasional letters and punctuation within the body of the text. Scribal notes in margins.;Decoration: Red ornamental initials, some of them quite ornate, measuring up to 15 lines. Large square bar headpiece in red, gold and black, with two embedded arches surrounding a christogram (fol. 2r). The title spans the arches.;Title cataloged from existing description.
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  • 1n79hb98b?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 15xx
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Libraries
    Description: Forms part of the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of Greek Manuscripts (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University);Format: Manuscript leaf.;Title from opening rubrics.;Layout: Written in 1 column of 17 lines.;Script: Written in a beautiful, large, neat minuscule in a black ink; lemma in a red ink. Red initials appear larger than the text, occasionally ornamented.;Decoration: Ornamental initial "E" and elaborate eucharistic symbols for Good Friday. Illumination includes angels, flowers, and saints in left margin, with gilt, light and dark blue, red and gray.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Portion of the Liturgy of the Presanctified for Good Friday.
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  • Fq978285w?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Theodore, Studites, Saint, 759-826
    Date: 15xx
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Libraries
    Description: Forms part of the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of Greek Manuscripts (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University);Format: Manuscript codex.;Collation: Paper (Briquet 5922), fol. ii + 88 + ii ; 1-11⁸ ; quires signed in arabic numbers in the tail margin at the gutter of the recto ot the first leaf of the quire ; catchwords written from head to tail at the gutter of the last leaf of each quire.;Title supplied by cataloger.;Layout: Written in 1 column of 32 lines.;Script: Written throughout in one hand, likely a Greek scribe in Italy. Regular, rapidly written with a slight slant to the right, it is small averaging about 35 characters per 10 cm. The words are not separated.;Decoration: Running penwork ornament and floriated ornaments; initials and headings are in red ink. Throughout the scribe has added initial letters in the margins at the beginning of paragraphs.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Former shelfmark: Phillipps MS 3083.;Contains writings on inconoclasts and letters of Theodore.;Binding: Bound in parchment over cardboard in the style of eighteenth-century Dutch bindings, after it was in the hands of Sirmond since some of his annotations are within the gutter of the leaves, as on fol. 48r.
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  • Np193h49f?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 1575~
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Libraries
    Description: Forms part of the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of Greek Manuscripts (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University);Format: Manuscript codex.;Title supplied by cataloger.;Watermarks: fols. 1-85 resembling Briquet nos. 549, 554, 559, and 562; fols. 86-148 resembling Briquet 657.;Layout: Written in 2 columns of 30 lines.;Script: A neat, careful combination of uncial and minuscule letters, slanting slightly to the right, in a black ink. Black and red initials in the outer margin. Occasional punctuation and titles in red.;Decoration: Faded red ornamental penwork. Faded red, and occasionally black, ornamental initials. Ornamental bar headpiece (fols. 18v, f. 74r, f. 109v).;Title cataloged from existing description.;Binding: Contemporary Byzantine binding, lower cover damaged.
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  • 0r967b58z?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 1400~
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Libraries
    Description: Forms part of the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of Greek Manuscripts (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University);Format: Manuscript codex.;Title supplied by cataloger.;Layout: Written in 1 column of 22-23 lines; unruled.;Script: Three different hands and papers are used, as follows: Scribe I: fol. 1r-250v, 271r-309v; Scribe II: fol. 252r-270v (dated 1689); and Scribe III: fol. 310r-312v. Hand I comprises most of the text and is remarkably consistent throughout with a use of both the uncial and minuscule forms, and numerous abbreviations. In general the hand, which is small with numerous tachygraphic elements, has a fast-moving, facile presentation with a frequent use of high points, diaeresis, commas and for the end of sections the :-. Hand II represents the effort to include the missing leaves when the book was rebound in the seventeeth-century. It is a scratchy, hastily written piece of work undertaken to fill the missing pages of The Orthodox Faith to which he has added Concerning those who have Died in the Faith (a work dubiously attributed to St. John of Damascus). Hand III is another example of an undistinguished seventeenth-century hand, but more unpracticed than the scratchy Hand II.;Decoration: Throughout the manuscript the scribe, or scribes, have used illustrative diagrams within the text: fol. 15v, 25v, 76r, 77v, 110v, 204v, 279v, and 281r. Ornamental headpieces of penwork in reddish brown appear on fol. 1v, 7v, 49v, 78r, 271v, 278v, 281v, 284r, 290r, 291r, 292v, 307v. Ornamental initial letters in reddish brown appear throughout the text, and where appropriate section numbers are in the margins in the same reddish brown ink.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Orthodox Church miscellany, including St. John of Damascus's Dialectics; other authors are Gelasius Cyzicensus and St. Sophronius of Jerusalem. Also includes The Ten Commandments.;Binding: The binding is contemporary with the textblock; it is of parchment over paste boards with red sprinkled edges, slightly trimmed to accommodate the inserted leaves. The endsheets of cream soft paper appears to be Italian although there are no identifiable watermarks.
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