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  • Hx11xn783?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Brunck, Rich. Fr. Phil. (Richard François Philippe), 1729-1803, scribe
    Date: 1769
    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 head of text (fol. 1);Colophon (fol. 79r): Hunc sedulo et quanta potui diligentia exscripsi Parisiis ineunte anno 1769 Richardus Franciscus Philippus Brunck Argentinensis.;Layout: Written in 1 column of 29-33 lines.;Script: A modern script, clear, with spaces between words; no abbreviations, in a light black ink. Transcribed by Richard Franc̨ois Philippe Brunck in Paris, A. D. 1769.;Title cataloged from existing description.;A transcription of the 743 epigrams of the Codex Regius Graecus 2742 (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, GK. 2742), with variant readings and a few notes in Latin. Commentary in Latin appears in the right margin.;Binding: Unbound from previous binding of brown calf, gilt spine, red morocco title-label (housed with leaves).
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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: Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea, approximately 329-379 and Orthodox Eastern Church
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 3484zq636?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Lycophron
    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 supplied by cataloger.;Layout: Written in 1 column of 15 lines; ruled with a mastara on the verso of each leaf.;Script: The text is written in a humanistic Greek scholar's hand, very small, pendant, in brown minuscules, and rapidly written with few flourishes.;Decoration: No ornament except for initial letters at the beginning of portions of the poem and the subsequent commencement of the commentary; in the same ink as the text.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Fol. 1r-250r Alexandra with commentary of Isaac and John Tzetzes. fol. 1r-4v: Introduction to the commentary [Scheer, Lycophronis, II, 1-7]; fol. 5r-250r: Text of poem with interlinear notes in red ink and additional marginal commentary in red throughout [Scheer, Lycophronis, II, 8-398].;Binding: Limp vellum binding sewn on three alum-tawed strips which are pasted down under the endsheets; the endbands are worked over alum strips using green and yellow silk and tied down no more than four times throughout the textblock. The slips of the endbands are laced into the covers and pasted down under the endsheets.
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  • 6d570415z?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 1434
    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.;Colophon (fol. 143): Tō syntel[estē] t[ōn] kal[ōn] th[e]ō charis + eteleiōth en mē[ni] Iouniō s eis aulth [6 June, 1423].;Layout: Written in 1 column of 21-23 lines.;Script: Narrow, uneven hand in brown ink typically slanting to the left. Frequent penlifts, including backhook on the finial stroke of rho. Uncial gamma and eta are frequently used but not delta.;Decoration: Ornamental initials in faded red; occasional bar or twist ornamentation in brown and red in the fore edge margin next to headings; ornamental running penwork in red and brown of uneven chevrons with accents and finials.;Wanting 12 leaves at the beginning, text begins at Psalm 17 (18): 13, 13; also 1 leaf missing between fol. 130 and 131 with loss of the end of Ode 1 and the beginning of Ode 2.;Former shelfmark: Phillipps MS. 6227.;Watermark: Letter M, similar to Harlfinger, D. Wasserzeichen aus griechischen Handschriften, Lettre 21.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Colophon (fol. 143): Τω̜̃ συντελ[εστη̜̃] τ[ω̃ν] καλ[ω̃ν] θ[ε]ω̜̃ χάρις + ἐτελειωθ ἐν μη[νὶ] ̕Ιούν[ιω̜] ς ́ εἰς αυλθ ́ [6 June, 1423].;Binding: Nineteenth-century binding of brown calf over boards; gilt bands on spine with red morocco gilt title label: Psalterium in usum Graece ecclesiae.
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  • 2z10wx76h?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Orthodox Eastern Church
    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 codex.;Title supplied by cataloger.;Layout: Written in 1 column of 16 lines; leaves 1-11 ruled for 13, the remainder ruled for 16 lines.;Script: Small, narrow minuscule in brown ink.;Decoration: Initials, chapter headings and decorations in deep red, occasionally in red and brilliant green. Ornamental headpiece of strapwork in brown and red, with floriate finials extending diagonally from each corner. Additional headpieces have been cut out of the manuscript.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Binding: A fifteenth-century binding of full goatskin over wooden boards, blind tooled, one fore edge clasp (added in the 20th century); end papers from a printed book with text in Greek and Latin.
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  • C247f0781?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 12xx
    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 20 lines.;Script: Flowing rounded minuscule in brownish-black ink.;Decoration: Running ornamental penwork of bar with asterisk accents (fol. 52r, 72r) or accented dashed alternating with minims (fol. 71r, 91r), in red. Ornamental initials in a red ink.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Psalms (incomplete); Odes; Creeds; Liturgy for Friday and Saturday for the 5th week in Lent; Prayers of St. Chrysostom, Anastasius Sinaita, St. Leontius to the Theotokos.;Binding: Bound in May 1968 on wooden boards with brown goatskin backstrip.
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  • 0r967b57p?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Gregory, of Nazianzus, Saint
    Date: 08xx
    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 2 columns of 31 lines. 31 lines ruled on the hair side running across the gutter.;Script: Written in a very small roundish regular cursive hand, suspended, with small rounded breathing marks with a slight inclination in the direction of the line of text; in brown ink, ca. A. D. 1000. There is a mixture of uncial and minuscule characters, notable lambda, kappa, pi, phi, delta and theta. The text appears to have been written by a very experienced scribe who writes clearly with separation between letters (average of 17 letters for 4 cm)--but not between words--and quite rapidly.;Decoration: Each work has been provided with ornamental scribal titles under Pi-shaped headpieces containing interlacing scrollwork, leaves and flowers in cream, green, red, and blue (fol. 1r, 22r, 25v, 42v and 54r). Ornamental colored initial letters begin each work. In the upper margin above the decorative headpiece in the scribal hand is the number of each logos. In the margins opposite the opening for each sermon, a later hand in very dark ink has supplied the number of the leaves in that section. The headpiece for each of the sections (fol. 9r: 70 x 98 mm) surrounds on three sides a trefoil (38 x 52 mm), opening at the bottom of the frame, and is filled with trailing vines and leaves culminating in blossoms encircled by tendrils of dark bluish green and tan back ground, ranging from medium yellow to medium olive brown now much flaked.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Binding: A modern binding of natural calf leather over binder's boards, with a center square panel tooled in blind. With recently added parchment (calf) endsheets, sewn very tightly on four raised cords and in the binding process heavily pressed. Some modern repairs to the corner of f. 1 at the tail and f. 18 at the head corner (50 x 10 mm). Ancient repairs to a hole in the parchment may be seen on f. 40 at the tail and on f. 49.
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