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  • D217qx52k?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Dorotheus, of Gaza, Saint, active 6th century
    Date: 1000~
    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 the cataloger.;Layout: Written in 1 column of 27 lines; 27 lines ruled on the hair side; some pricking marks visible in the fore edge margin.;Script: Three scribal hands represented: Scribe I: fol. 1-51r; Scribe II: fol. 51v-60r; Scribe III: fol. 60v-81v. Hand I is carefully constructed, with small precisely inscribed letters with a very fine nib in a brown ink, with a slight rightward slant in the direction of the writing. The small letters evenly spaced and with ample spacing between the lines give a "lacy" appearance. Uncials and minuscules are mixed. Hand II takes up on fol. 51v at the beginning of a new section. The ink, however, appears to be nearly the same color as that which precedes. Scribe II is less crafty and writes with greater haste than Scribe I. His letters are squarer in appearance. The hand is slightly more rightwardly slanted than that of Scribe I, but the combination of uncial and cursive letters appears to be nearly the same proportion. Hand III commences on fol. 60v with no perceptible change in ink color. Letter characteristics are the same for the period as of those of Hand I and II. However, the scribe is either careless or in great haste. Nearly vertical, they are openly spaced and poorly formed.;Decoration: In addition to titles in semi uncials, each section has been provided with ornamental scribal penwork divisions which extend with one exception across the width of the writing space and, again with one exception, only the height of one line. An example of the manuscript's ornamental penwork: the initial "T" is outlined at the head of fol. 51v; the stem is knotted and banded, terminating at the base with divergent curled foliage, the left form culminating in a point. The cross bar has acanthus leaf terminals, facing, and the top of the stem a fleur-de-lis finial with pointed element. The letter extends the length of seven lines of text.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Doctrines11-17, 19-20, 22-23 of Dorotheus of Gaza; also includes a life of Dorotheus, several homilies by St. Basil, and Oration 16 by St. Gregory Nazianzen.;Binding: Covers wanting; some sewing remains; sewn using a chain-link type stitch; sewing stations measure from the head; v-notches cut with knife; sewing thread multi-filament s-twist unbleached linen.
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  • 2514nt33v?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 18xx
    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 28 lines (14 text and 14 musical notations, interlinear).;Script: Written in a small, regular, careful minuscule in black ink; interlinear musical notations also in black ink. Headings and suppletions in a red ink.;Decoration: Ornamental intials and ornamental penwork in red.;Music: Contains musical notation.;Title cataloged from existing description.;12 complete chants related to the resurrection, in the setting by Petros Peloponnesios, transcribed by Gregorios Protopsaltes into Chrysantine notion. This manuscript is among the earliest examples of modern Greek church musical notation, developed by Chrysanthos of Madytos.;Binding: Original binding of brown goatskin with blind-stamped borders.
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  • Gx41mr091?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Psellus, Michael
    Date: 1470
    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 23 lines; ruled on the recto side with only the outline of the ruling space marked (no ruling for the lines of text).;Script: A neat minuscule written in black ink, now faded brown, with glosses in faded red ink. Titles also in a faded red ink. By the same scribe as Bodmer MSS 3 and 64 and Yale University, Beinecke 244.;Decoration: Faded red ornamenal uncial initial on fol. 1r; ornamental tailpiece in a black ink traced with a red ink (fol. 31r); initial letters in red and some casual swash "S" running patterns between sections of the text.;Title cataloged from existing description.;This interesting collection of unusual texts was at one time part of an anthology of classical and Byzantine Greek for the instruction of a student of the early post-Byzantine period. Plays by Aeschylus and Euripides also belonged to the same anthology. The longest item in the present volume (fol. 1-31) is a series of texts which range in length from 15 to 80 closely written lines of prose and which are concerned mostly with ethics (Drury's title for the volume was Anonymi Ethica) but also with mythology and philology. The glossator has written a title του̃ ̔υπάτου τω̃ν φιλοσόφων (transliterated: tou Hypatou tōn philosophōn) at the head of fol. 1. This is probably an attribution to the eleventh-century writer, Michael Psellus, who was known by various honorific titles, such as 'the highest philosopher'. The work, not likely by Psellus, is known to him in two other manuscripts: Paris: Bibl. Nat. Supplément gr. 58, fol. 40r-69v and Naples: Biblioteca Brancancciana IV.A.5, fol. 208v-228v (for the latter see Elpidio Mioni, Catalogo di manoscritti greci existenti nelle biblioteche italiene. [Rome] : Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato, Libreria dello Stato, [1964]). The remaining texts in the volume are a poem in 'political' verse on the Christian faith addessed by Psellus to the Emperor Michael Ducas (fol. 31v-32v; an abridged version of the poem printed in Migne) and the prose work on the Labors of Hercules by the fourteeth-century chartophylax of Bulgaria Joannes Pediasimus (fol. 34v-51v, with interlinear gloss and sections of continuous commentary).;Binding: Early nineteenth-century light brown morocco by Charles Lewis with the arms of Henry Drury, gilt on upper and lower covers with edges gilt.
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  • Vh53x303x?file=thumbnail
    Date: 1000
    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 23 lines; ruled in blind.;Script: Written in brown ink in a small regular Greek minuscule, with running titles in red majuscule. Chapter numbers and occasional 2- and 3-line initials are in burnished gold. fol. 147r-152v: Contain liturgical information added in the 13th or 14th century and written in a more cramped Fettaugen-mode minuscule.;Decoration: an elaborate illuminated roundel appears on fol. 117r, 40 mm in diameter, of blue, pink and green acanthus and flowers on a burnished gold ground.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Gospels and Apocalypse in Greek. Lacking leaves at each end and elsewhere, sections misbound. The current order of text is as follows: Matthew 12:17-34 (fol. 1r-1v); Matthew 10:17-12:17 (fol. 2r-5v); Matthew 12:34-20:13 (fol. 6r-22v); Matthew 23.33-26:46 (fol. 23r-30v); Luke 22; 17-36 (fol. 31r-31v); Mark 1:27-8:24 (fol. 32r-47v); Luke 4:35-5:5 (fol. 48r-48v); John 17:13-18:5 (fol. 49r-49v); Luke 5:5-7:25 (fol. 50r-56v); Mark 11:23-14:44 (fol. 57r-64v); Revelations 18:9-21 (fol. 65r-65v); Mark 8:24-11:23 (fol. 66r-73v); Mark 14:44-15:29 (fol. 74r-76v); Luke 1:13-52 (fol. 77r-78v); Luke 7:40-9:26 (fol. 79r-84v); Luke 16.2-18.22 (fol. 85r-89v); Luke 19:37-22:17 (fol. 90r-95v); John 10:12-17:13 (fol. 96r-108v); John 18.5-end (fol. 109r-117v); Revelations 1:1-11:3 (fol. 118r-133v); Revelations 13:6-18:8 (fol. 134r-140v); Revelations 18:21-22:12 (fol. 141r-146v); liturgical tables (fol. 147r-152v).;Binding: Bound in nineteenth-century half sheep and pink paper boards.
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  • Sf268c26h?file=thumbnail
    Date: 1050~
    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);Text begins (fol. 1r): en tō ouranō eisin. peri ] de tēs anastaseōs tōn nekrōn, ktl.;Text begins (fol. 1r): ̕εν τω̨̃ οὐρανω̨̃ εἰσιν. περὶ ] δὲ τη̃ς ἀναστάσεως τω̃ν νεκρω̃ν, κτλ.;;Text breaks off at (fol. 1v): mēde klēthēte kathēgētai, [ hoti kathēgētēs Hymōn estin eis ho Christos, ktl.;Text breaks off at (fol. 1v): μηδὲ κληθη̃τε καθηγηταί, [ ̔́οτι καθηγητὴς ̔υμω̃ν ̕εστιν εἰ̃ς ̔ο Χριστός, κτλ.;Format: Manuscript leaf.;Title supplied by the cataloger.;Layout: Written in 1 column of 24 lines. 24 lines ruled on the hair side; prickings, made with an instrument with a triangular point from the hair side, are visible in the fore edge margin.;Script: Written in a neat round hand in a brown ink, mixed in form, but mostly square; with clear, distinctive small accents and breathing marks; distinct penlifts produce serifs on uncials.;Decoration: One gilt intial at line 5 of the verso of the leaf.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Single leaf from a book of the four Gospels, containing Matthew 22:31-23:10. Ammonian section and canon numbers appear in the fore edge margins; margins restored; slight loss of text. Fragments of same manuscript are found in Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, Ms. Graec. quart. 90 (Matthew 19:6; Mark 15:45) and Burgerbibliothek in Bern, MS 784(Mark 1:14).
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  • Gx41mr08r?file=thumbnail
    Date: 1300~
    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 de Ricci.;Layout: Written in 1 column of 22 lines.;Script: Greek uncial and minuscule.;Decoration: Rectangular headpiece (63 x 117 mm.) with center quadrafoil medailion enclosing the evangelist seated, writing, with four circles in each corner in blues, greens and reds; inital letter "A" entwinted and floriated.;Title cataloged from existing description.;A single leaf containing the first fourteen verses of the Gospel of Mark in Byzantine Greek, with a portrait of the Evangelist.
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  • Fb494g770?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea, approximately 329-379 and Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 14xx
    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 23 lines; fol. 4-76 has been ruled only for the margins of the text; fol. 77-82 has been ruled with a dry point on the hair side for 25 lines, 7 mm apart.;Script: There are seven hands represented in the codex: Scribe I: fol. 2r-2v; Scribe II: fol. 4r-76v; Scribe III: fol. 77r-82v; Scribe IV: fol. 83r-86r; Scribe V: fol. 86v; Scribe VI: fol. 87v-88r; Scribe VII: fol. 87v-88r. Scribe I: with a red title and initials, Scribe I writes in a casual but legible hand with few ligatures. The hand is slightly squarish and slants to the right. There are few enlarged letters and a mixture of uncial and minuscules. It appears that the scribe used a quill of medium width. Scribe II: most of the manuscript was written by Scribe II. He writes a rather large formal open hand with abbreviations using superposition and compression primarily within the rubrics. The hand is uniformly broad and expansive, with some letters larger than others, and it is written with a reed pen with a largish soft nib. Scribe III: follows in much the same tradition of letter formation as that of Scribe II and with a slightly lighter brown ink for the text and a vivid red for the rubrics and the margin initials. However, his hand tends to be squarish and was likely written by a quill as can be seen by the variations between the thicks and thins. Scribe IV: writes a very scratchy, hasty, crabbed hand in a dark brown to black ink. It is highly abbreviated, slants to the right in the direction of the text. Scribe V: writes in a hand that has a slightly backward slant, is squarish, and the ink is purplish black. It appears to have been written by a hand that is more familiar with the roman alphabet than with the Greek, especially the uncial characters. Scribe VI: writes a hand very similar to that of Scribe IV. The hand is typical of that of an informal style and clearly comes from the early part of the sixteenth-century. Scribe VII: is very similar to that of Scribe IV, but with a strong rightward slant, in a strong black ink, hastily written. Almost certainly from the sixteenth- or early part of the seventeenth-century.;Decoration: Initials in red throughout; the larger ones have formal floral decoration or elaborate interlacing (fol. 8v, 12r, 16v, 17v, 20r, 22v, 23r, 26v, 30v, 33r, 36r, 37v--bird figure--41r, 45v, 49r, 53r--bar headpiece--54v, 64v and 76v). One includes the motifs of a bird (fol. 37v) with its neck wrapped around by a column to form the letter "K, " and on fol. 53r a bar headpiece.;Origin: Southern Italy.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Binding: Bound in dark brown blind-stamped morocco by Gozzi in Modena in 1970, sewn on four raised double cords. The binder's small identification stamp is in gild on the turn-in at the tail of the upper cover. The cover decoration is a wide frame with corner diagonals ruled in double fillets; along the inside of the lines forming the frame are a series of very small double annules. The central panel has a mascle with a rectilinear network divided into a pattern of diamons of 25 regular sections each centered with a small double outlined mascle with slightly concave sides. The doublures are of parchment and stamped on both the doublures inside the upper and lower covers in the gilt exlibris of "Torre del Palasciano, " an ovoid finely engraved leafmask with cresting elements; azured background of parallel lines.
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  • F7623m46p?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Isaiah (Scribe), scribe, Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea, approximately 329-379, and Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 1643
    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 cataloger.;Colophon signed and dated 1643 by the scribe Isaiah (fol. 76r in red): ēh paraousa deltos egrphē yhpo cheiros eutelous, Ēsaiou tacha kai iero[mona]ch[ou] kai ohs tis euhrei tōn grammateōn sphalto[n] ahs me synchōrēsē tēn amathei[an] [kai abrabeuton?] epi etous zrna .;Colophon signed and dated 1643 by the scribe Isaiah (fol. 76r in red): ἡ παραου̃σα δέλτος ἐγρφὴ ὑπὸ χειρὸς εὐτελου̃ς, ̕ Ησαΐου τάχα καὶ ιερο[μονά]χ[ου] καὶ ό̔ς τὶς εὕρει τω̃ν γραμματέων σφαλτὸ[ν] ἅς με συγχωρήση τὴν ἀμαθεί[αν] [και ἀβράβευτον?] ἐπὶ έ̓τους ζρνα ́.;Layout: Written in 1 column of 15 lines; burnished on recto of each leaf using ruling board.;Script: Written by Isaiah, "the unworthy priest monk, " in a smallish, tight script in black ink, leaning slightly to the right. Frequent ligatures. Punctuation in gilt. Liturgical instructions in red, silver, and gilt.;Decoration: Ornamental initials with floriate and zoomorphic designs in gilt, greyish yellow green, moderate blue, deep reddish orange, dark pink, and silver. Headpieces for liturgies of Saints Chrysostom and Basil have been removed. fol. 2r: rectangular ornamental headpiece (27 x 83 mm) of interlacing rings, shaded with vivid red, moderate greenish blue, and brilliant orange yellow, with floriate designs extending diagonally from each corner. fol. 60r: rectangular ornamental headpiece (36 x 70 mm) of two deep reddish orange flowers on either side facing toward a stem at the center with a dark pink flower and buds on either side. Background in dark blue, stems and foliage in gilt and greyish yellow green. Red and pink flowers with green leaves extending diagonally from each corner. fol. 77r, 78r, 80r, 84r, 88r: ornamental bar headpiece with knotwork and finials, in deep reddish orange, deep blue and silver.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Binding: Red morocco, tooled in gilt with border, corner-pieces, small tools, and centerpiece: Crucifixion on upper cover, Virgin and Child on lower cover.
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  • Pz50h4091?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea, approximately 329-379 and Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 14xx
    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 12 lines.;Script: At least two hands are represented: Scribe I (fol.1r-10v) writes in a small version of the liturgical hand associated with the Hodegon School; Scribe II (fol. 11r-151v) writes in a larger, more flourished style; he has a steady minuscule script occasionally leaning toward the right. Headings and initials in red ink.;Decoration: Simple bar headpieces in red; ornamental initials in red in the left margins.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Includes instructions to the Catechumens.;Binding: Bound in dark brown goatskin over boards. Blind tooled with triple forming a wide frame creating a central rectangular panel. In the corners are simple fleur-de-lis on the diagonal; in the center of the panel four stamps have been placed with sepals touching a double annular stamp in the center. In the fields at the head and tail the same annule has been placed. Raised secondary endbands worked in red and green with a crown bead and chevron pattern.
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  • Pc289r52m?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Clement the Monk, scribe and Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 1052
    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.;Colophon signed and dated on fol. 242v by Clement the Monk: Egra[phē] mēni ioliō k' indiktion e' etous sphz' edōrēthei para Klēmitou eute ach eis t[ēō] mo[nasterion] tēs yhp[ergias] Theotokou tou spēlaiou.;Colophon signed and dated on fol. 242v by Clement the Monk: ̕ ́Εγρα[φη] μηνι ἰολίω̨ κ' ινδικτιον ε' έ̓τους ςφζ' ἐδωρήθει παρὰ Κλημιτου̃ ἐυτε αχ εἰς τ[ήω] μο[ναστέριον] τη̃ς ὑπ[εργίας] Θεοτόκου του̃ σπηλαίου.;Title supplied by cataloger.;Layout: Written in 2 columns of 22-23 lines; ruled for 22-23 lines, with a dry point on the hair side.;Script: Only the inserted paper folia are the work of a scribe other than Clement. The paper leaves come from the late fifteenth or early sixteenth century and are written in black ink. It is likely that the same ink appears in the overwriting and reinking done throughout the manuscript. However, the rest of the manuscript is the work of Clement. The hand of Clement is in an open, legible, very regular round flowing cursive, pendant, vertical with a slightly leftward slant, formed with a broad nib using a dark brown ink. The same ink is used for the initial letters which are both outline and solid, floriated and knotted; however, at the beginnings of the readings, the initial letters are delicately formed, turned, floriated, but not knotted, using a variety of colors--reds, greens, blues, with white highlights. There is a disproportionate number of minuscule forms. There are gilt and/or red semi-uncials in the titles.;Decoration: Some time during its history, many of the headpieces were cut out, as were several initial letters. Those that remain are quite unusual both in composition and the use of colors. The one headpiece that remains on fol. 158r has the appearance of an expanded floriate and foliate pattern in Frantz, Pl xiii.20 but enclosed within a border as in Pl.xiii.9, p. 60 and 72. The colors are dark and strong with a gilt background and black used for one of the running rinceau patterns. The colored initials are quite delicate and small, similar to those in Oxford, Christ Church, Ms. Wake (A. D. 1068).;Title cataloged from existing description.;Evangelion arranged in the order of the church year with lections for the weekdays after the morrow of Pentecost, until Holy Week; lacks leaves beginning and after leaves 6, 94, 100, 130, and 218; also lacking 8 leaves, which have all been replaced on paper in a fourteenth century hand.;Binding: Modern binding of reused parchment with a central stamped panel over wooden boards with tan pigskin backstrip; modern fore edge brass clasps and catches. The binding was done by Victor A. Brown, Tonbridge, at the turn of the year 1947-1948. According to correspondence with Mr. Munby, Victor Brown had received the manuscript disbound and constructed the present binding after conversation with Mr. Munby.
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  • 1544bw594?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 2 columns of 20 lines; ruled for 20 lines, 12 mm apart, with a dry point on the hair side.;Script: The work of one scribe only, except for the colophons and the one page of added liturgical material on the last leaf (fol. 276r-v). Written in a deep brown ink, the minuscule is remarkably open and widely spaced, as is evident from the ruling with 12 mm between the lines. The letters are carefully formed, mostly vertical, rounded, and pendant, and none is enlarged or extends above the line of text except those letters which have ascenders and descenders. As a liturgical text, the words are occasionally separated by the ecphonetic notations which have been added in the line of text and above in a soft red.;Decoration: Throughout the scribe follows a very similar pattern of constructing initial letters: the large initials are mostly outlined in gold with the interior void; there are several colored initials (fol. 1r, 48r, 79r, 111r, 154r, and 197r) and many in red. The image of the letter "T" growing out of the partridge breast is reminiscent of Moscow, Historical Museum, Cod. VI, 382 where the letter "A" is similarly presented. The ornamental headpieces are of several types: the introductory headpiece (fol. 1r) follows a carpet motif whereas those for the beginning of the major sections have been created in a style of the rectangular headpiece of the 11th/12th century (fol. 1r, 48r, 79r, 111r, 154r, and 197r). For the divisions in the menologion, the divisions are marked by a simple, slender (3 mm) gilt bar, except for one that is a running ornament (fol. 269r) and a slender gilt turned ornament (fol. 275v);Music: Contains ecphonetic notation.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Binding: Covers of thin wooden boards (8 mm thick), beveled on the inside and covered with a dark brown morocco. Around the edge of the board a frame has been formed by a small roll (4mm) with a running pattern composed of vine and fruit, bordered on either side in blind by three fillets, one wider than the other two. Within the frame a lozenge has been created of the same combination of tools converging at the inside edge of the frame at the center of each side. Within each of the four corners a lozenge stamp filled with a blossom and leaves (23 x 18 mm) has been affixed; the same stamp with points touching are arranged vertically. The two fore edge clasps are wanting. They were apprarently made of fabric and may actually have been ties anchored under the cover by two nails since there are no distinctions between the attachments of the upper and lower covers. The manuscript has been rebacked sometime in its recent history, likely within the twentieth-century. Decorated endsheets are of a widely spaced leaf patterns in light green, reddish tan and black against a pink background. At one time the edges of the textblock were gilt.
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  • Br86b934x?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 14xx
    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 28 lines.;Script: The hand is a rapid minuscule, with frequent use of uncials; squarish, leaning slightly to the right and containing frequent backhooks and and tapering on finial strokes. Large ornate initials appear in red in the margin at the beginning of each reading. Brown or red carets in the margin (to the left of the text) indicate Old Testament quotations.;Decoration: fol. 28v: Headpiece in red; rectangular, containing horizontal cordate figures with points counterpoised at the center, filled with void trefoil designs on a red background. Borders are double-lined with knots, with floriate finials extending from each corner; fol. 78v: Headpiece in red; rectangular, containing freeform arabesque trefoil design, void on red background. Borders are double-lined with knots, with floriate initials extending from each corner. The design has been pierced throughout for tracing; fol. 132r: Running penwork, in red: guilloche accented with dots, with 4-part knotwork design at center and finials extending from the corners. fol. 170r, 178r, 181r: Running penwork in red; reverse s-chain with floriate finials; fol. 171r: Four-part knot penwork at head, in red; fol. 176r: Headpiece, in red, rectangular, containing horizontal cordate figures with points counterpoised at the center, filled with void trefoil designs on a red background. Borders are double-lined with knots, with floriate finials extending from each corner; fol. 187v: Running penwork, in red: guilloche accented with dots, with finials extending from the corners.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Binding: Contemporary Byzantine binding of originally reddish-tan (now much darkened) goatskin on pine boards (goatskin now wanting on spine and fore edge). Bound with chain-link sewing in 5 stations, with extended end bands intact on boards (now wanting at tail). Tabby linen liner extends halfway across board. Originally clasped as head and tail with a single clasp and two clasps on the fore edge by interlaced band with ties anchored from the outside. The text block has been cut even with the boards. Both covers contain similar decoration, now scuffed and faded. The decoration consists of three frames of triple fillets, with rectangular stamp at each corner, enclosing a center panel. The center panel has large triangular stamps at the head and tail, counterpoised, with three circular fleur-de-lis designs at the apex of each. The remaining space is filled with annular stamps. Bosses at each corner and one at the center are wanting.
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  • Q811kr973?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 28-29 lines.;Script: Scribe I (fol. 1r-77v) writes a small, irregular minuscule usually through the line--neither pendant nor resting on the line. He uses a wide nib which produces contrasting thick and thin lines as may be seen in the transverse strokes of the uncial kappa, lambda, chi, and alpha. Although the hand tends to be upright, there is a perceptible slant to the right. The titles, chapters and canon numbers are all written in semi-uncials, slightly largers than the letters of the text. The titles are frequently highlighted with a yellow wash. The scribe frequently fills in the outlines of a letter with deep red ink. Scribe II commences without loss of text at fol. 78r in the middle of a lesson for Palm Sunday.;Decoration: The titles and headings are highlighted in yellow. Some of the capitals are touched in red; there are more than 190 decorated initials of two main styles according to the taste of the scribes: 1) penwork ornament with foliate ornaments and knotted stems, pointing hands frequently infilled with red and sometimes yellow, and 2) simpler designs in red usually without the penwork outlines. There are headpieces which stretch across the full width of the column: fol. 1r, 117v, 123r, 127v, 133r, 138v, 140v, 142v, 143v (marginal foliate ornaments), 146v, 147v, and 150r. Some decorated initials are copied out again in margins in medieval hands and a standing figure holding a cross was added in margin on fol. 110v.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Gospel lectionary with readings for Sundays and for weekdays between Easter and Pentecost; part of flyleaf was replaced with another manuscript apparently an eleventh- or twelfth- century commentary on Genesis. The last two leaves are very defective.;Binding: Bound by Sydney M. Cockerell of Douglas Cockerell & Sons in November 1949 in oak boards with spine of white alum tawed pigskin, blind stamped, spine title gilt, silver catches and clasps on plaited leather thongs; note by binder enclosed; marbled slipcase.
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  • 1n79hb972?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Hermogenes, active 2nd century
    Date: 17xx
    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 manuscript title page.;Layout: Written in 1 column of 20-21 lines.;Script: A careful, neat minuscule hand in faded black ink.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Scribal colophon (fol. 1r): Ad exemplar ms. in regia Parisiis bibliotheca custoditum descripsit--Ιωάννης Iωνα̃ς ̔ο Ελευθέριος, Graecus. Margo autem exterior variantes lectiones ex duobus aliis codicibus, qui in eadem bibliotheca conservantur, desumptas exhibet; quorum A 3514, B 2531 illic numeratur.--J. W.;Transcription of a manuscript in Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale (with number) with the variant readings of two other manuscripts (3514 and 2531, so listed in the catalogue of 1682), followed by an analysis of the work by the same scribe, signed "J. W.", i.e. Ioannes Iona ho Eleftherios = John Jonas Freeman(?). See Hugo Rabe, Hermogenis opera, (Rhetores Graeci, v. 6: "Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana"; Leipzig, B. G. Teuben, 1913), vi.1-27. Commentary of the scribe in the margins; a pink line demarcates the space between the text and the margin.;Binding: Red, yellow and blue marbled paper cover, with leather spine.
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  • 5h73q375n?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea, approximately 329-379 and Anthimos (Scribe), active 1442-1446, scribe
    Date: 1442
    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. 64r): maiō a'.;Colophon (fol. 64r): μαΐω α'.;Scribal note (fol. 110v): I[ēso]y mou, boēthei moi.;Scribal note (fol. 110v): ̕Ι[ησο]υ̃ μου, βοήθει μοι.;Colophon (fol. 131r):+ Hotan eis th[eo]n tas cheiras ekpetasēs, / euchou, ō thyta, Anthimō amonachō: + en et[ei], 6950, mēni maiō id'.;Colophon (fol. 131r):+ ̔́oταν εις θ[εὸ]ν τὰς χει̃ρας ἐκπετάση̜ς, / εὔχου, ὠ̃ θύτα, ̕Ανθίμω̜ α̕μονάχω̜: + ε̕ν ἔτ[ει], 6950, μηνὶ μαΐω̨ ιδ'.;Layout: Written in 1 column of 131 leaves.;Script: Written in a large, neat minuscule in a very black ink and in the so-called "Hodegon style". Initials in outer margins in a faded red ink. Titles also written in a faded red ink. Headings in a red uncial, heavily abbreviated. From fol. 110v-end, the script becomes much smaller and seems less careful; ornamental initials disappear.;Decoration: Ornamental initials in a faded red ink; likewise ornamental penwork in a faded red ink (fol. 64v, 88v, etc.).;Origin: Laura Monastery, Mt. Athos?; signed and dated by the scribe, Anthimos, who also copied and signed liturgical volumes now at the Vlatadon Monastery in Thessaloniki (dated 1445 and 1446); in notes he inscribed on the manuscripts at Vlatadom he writes that he came from Rhodes and worked at the Lavra of St. Athanasius.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Contents: fol. 1r-20r: Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom; fol. 20r-51v: Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (of Caesarea); fol. 52r-64r: Divine Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts; fol. 64v-68v: weekly Epistle and Gospel readings for Monday through Sunday; fol. 69r-84v, 86r-88v: Epistle and Gospel readings for the feast days of martyred monks, bishop saints, monastic saints, physician saints and prophets; fol. 89r-97v: Office of the Lesser Blessing of Waters; fol. 97v-104v, 85r-v, 105r-107v: miscellaneous prayers; fol. 108r-110r: Hymns and scriptural readings for Vespers during Great Lent; fol. 110v-127v: Instruction (Diataxis) for the Celebration of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom by the Priest and Deacon; fol. 128r-131r: Instruction (Diataxis) for the Celebration of the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts by the Priest and Deacon. A signe de renvoir appears on fol. 96r.;Binding: Probably sixteenth- or seventeenth-century Russian of plain brown leather over bevelled-edged wood boards; remains of two straps, four raised ridges on the spine; flyleaves lost, front pastedown lost, back pastedown partially torn off (underneath it is a strip of paper with a fragmentary Church Slavonic text in sixteenth-century Cyrillic semi-uncials).
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  • Cj82kf961?file=thumbnail
    Creator: TimotheusI, Patriarch of Constantinople, -517
    Date: 0970~
    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 fragment.;Title supplied by cataloger.;Layout: Written in 2 columns of 33 lines; 33 lines ruled with a dry point on the hair side; pricking marks are visible at the fore edge, head and tail.;Script: Written in a very fine squarish hand with a slightly backward slant; accents small, distinctive, with breathings almost square. Notable are some of the minuscules--the epsilon has a distinctive, strong terminal at the top when the scribe commences the down stroke of the bow of the letter form, and the eta, nu, and kappa are remarkably similar in appearance. Marginal notes and section numbers are in small uncials.;Decoration: None, except for the enlarged letters in the margins at the beginning of each section, which is numbered in Greek uncials in the margin opposite the appropriate section.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Originally the final free flyleaf in a Byzantine binding. Dark stains on the verso, i.e. the flesh side, of the leaf have been left by the turn-ins and the fore edge anchorages for the triple-thong anchorages, left untrimmed and unbraided and not drawn through the endsheet.
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  • C247f077r?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea, approximately 329-379 and Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 13xx
    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 roll.;Title supplied by cataloger.;Layout: In the form of a scroll, with writing on both sides. The writing runs transversely, not in columns. Writing space 135 mm and runs the length of the roll on both sides. Margins and lines ruled for the entire length of the scroll; 0riginal length of scroll was probably 19 feet. The beginning and end of the liturgy are wanting.;Script: A flowing, pendant minuscule script written in medium brown ink and occasionally leaning slightly to the right. Frequent ligatures, finial flourishes, and nomina sacra. Marginal initial uncials and liturgical instructions appear in dark reddish orange.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Binding: One end-stick preserved; wooden, chipped on left end, 330 mm in length.
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  • 765377741?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea, approximately 329-379 and 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 roll.;Title supplied by cataloger.;Layout: the lines run transversely, not in columns. Writing space equals 110 mm, one column runs the full length of the scroll. Margins and lines ruled on flesh side for the full length of the scroll.;Script: Pendant minuscule script, perpendicular, with frequent backhooks on final strokes, in brownish black ink. Headings and initials in a faded red.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Parchment scroll containing the Liturgy of Saint Basil. The lines run traversely, not in columns. About eight inches wide, the scroll is more than six feet long. The original length was approximately fifteen. The beginning and end of the liturgy are wanting. The scroll contains a continuous text of the central portion of the liturgy with its parts for priest and deacon and choral responses.
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  • 3x816t84z?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea, approximately 329-379 and Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 14xx
    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.;Script: Swift, short hand in black ink, leaning to the right, although beta and epsilon tend to lean to the left. Frequent ligatures and flourishes. Uncial gamma, delta and nu are regularly interspersed with the minuscules.;Decoration: Colored initials in deep purplish blue, dark olive green, and deep reddish orange. Frequent flourishes and ornamentation of zig-zagging lines filled with hatch marks, sometimes with red or green added between the hatches. Three ornamental headpieces: fol. 4r: headpiece of interlace pattern formed by two serpents whose tails appear to emerge from the top and bottom at the fore edge side and whose heads emerge from the top and bottom of the gutter edge; fol. 33r: ornamental pi-headpiece of interlace strapwork with a cross filled with twisted ornament at the center of the top--and finials of serpent heads and tails; fol. 64r: ornamental bar headpiece in black strapwork with an elaborate florate ornament at the center at the head.;Title cataloged from existing description.;The manuscript contains non-scribal colophons by Philip the Breton (?), dated 1793 and non-scribal notations, mostly quotations from the liturgy.;Binding: Contemporary binding of wooden boards covered in pieced cloth of red, blue, and green, with two clasps of leather (only the one at the head remains) originally fastening onto fore edge pins in the upper cover which are present. Five bosses on each cover--one in each corner and one in the center. The bosses of a reddish brown metal alloy, apparently cast, are decorated in low relief with interlacing tendrils and leaves. Supplied with two cord markers.
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  • J6731b26g?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Leontius, of Jerusalem, active 6th century, Anastasius, Sinaita, Saint, active 640-700, and Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 1500/1700
    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 composite codex.;Title supplied by cataloger.;Layout: [MS 1]: Written in 1 column of 43 lines.;Layout: [MS 2]: Written in 1 column of 30-35 lines.;Script: [MS 1]: Written in black ink in a very small and neat archaistic square hand from the sixteenth-century; headings in red, stained and frayed, but only a few words of text defective. Headings in a red ink.;Script [MS 2]: Written in a cursive hand by a non-Greek scribe of the seventeenth-century, with a few notes in Latin. Apparently copied in the Jesuit Collège de Clermont in Paris.;Decoration: [MS 1]: Ornamental initials in the outer left margins in a red ink.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Two Greek liturgical manuscripts bound together: MS 1: Liturgical offices for the Common of Saints; MS 2: Miscellaneous passages from the works of Saints John Chrysostom, Anastasius of Sinai, and Leontius of Jerusalem.;Binding: Bound in old vellum over soft paste boards.
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  • X633f7517?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 1405~
    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 30 lines; unruled.;Script: A small, neat minuscule in a faded black ink. Red uncial initials; titles also in red ink. Occasional notes in the margins, primarily in red ink, but occasionally in black ink.;Decoration: Ornamental initials in a red ink, shadowed or filled by yellow ink, sometimes measuring six lines of text (fol., 18v, 26v, 30r, 32v). Red ornamental penwork shadowed or filled by yellow ink; elaborate red and black ornamental bar headpieces also shadowed or filled by yellow ink (fol. 18v, 126v, 29r).;Title cataloged from existing description.;Includes miscellaneous liturgical texts and hymns and excerpts from decrees of councils. At least two watermarks: one of a crenellated tower (Briquet 15887: 1401-1408; 300 x 450 mm) on fol. 129-132, 158-164 and another of the head and forelegs of a goat (cf. Briquet 2836: 1375; 300 x 440 mm);Binding: Modern binding of wooden boards with a black leather spine; crudely made.
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  • 3484zq62x?file=thumbnail
    Date: 1200/1400
    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 leaf.;Title supplied by cataloger.;Leaf is numbered in pencil, 122.;Layout: Written in 1 column of 24 lines.;Script: Written in a small, neat, careful minuscule in a faded black ink, now brown. Initials in outer margin, measuring 2 lines of text, in a faded red ink. Headings also in faded red ink.;Title cataloged from existing description.
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  • J6731b27r?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Demetrios (Scribe), scribe and Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 1275~
    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.;Dedication on fol.1v (translated): Dedicated in the Temple of the Holy Mother of God, not man-made, Kosinitza, by me, Demetrias, the brother of George the Notary of the Great Church and if anyone should propose to remove this book from this sacred temple, let his part be joined with that of Judas, 1544. Indiction B' August 28.;Layout: Written in 1 column of 21 lines; ruled, prickings visible.;Script: Written by three scribes; Scribe I (fol. 2r-143v, fol. 145v-153v) writes mostly in a very neat regular, and small uncial; Scribe II takes up in the middle of the flow of writing on fol. 144r and continues through to the bottom of fol. 145r. It has many of the same features as does Scribe I, except that it is larger in size; Scribe III completed the last two leaves of the manuscript. His work is scratchy, slants to the right, full of ligatures and shows considerable contrast in inking.;Decoration: Ornamental headpiece (16 x 98 mm) of three double leaves on running curvilinear vine work, with the two at either end emerging from the vine at the top of the frame and the one in the middle emerging from the bottom; void, background in medium red; with finials set on the diagonal at the upper corners of very flat ovals progressively decreasing in size, and an extended bottom bar with a small loop on the fore edge side of the double ruled frame headpiece in red at the beginning. Ornamental penwork and Initials in red; guide letters for the red initials are preserved in the margins at the fore edge of many of the leaves; rubrics in red ink.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Binding: Bound in the early sixteenth century in red dyed goatskin over chestnut boards, tooled in a simple diaper pattern with triple fillets with double annules at the intersections of the diagonals. The surface has been quartered and each quarter quartered again. Diagonals are drawn through the intersection of the quartering; the whole is outlined in the same triple fillet around the perimeter of the surface of the board. Originally there were two triple-interlaced leather clasp anchored near the fore edge of the tail in a line and drawn through the board and the turn-in. The turn-in corners are mitered and the edges cut evenly with a knife. On the inside of the upper cover in black ink in the upper corner near the head is the number "6, 000" and nearer the bottom is "1544." Inside the lower cover in capital letters in red ink is "M. K." (=Monh Kosinivtsh?).
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  • Mp48sm61x?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea, approximately 329-379, Anthimos (Scribe), scribe, and Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 1634
    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 by means of a ruling board or Arabic mastara.;Script: The monk Anthimos, has signed his name and added a date, 1634. He was of the Hodegon palaeographical school that was thoroughly adopted by the Romanian Orthodox. The same scribe also wrote Mt. Athos Cod. 526 the following year. A fine, flowing minuscule hand leaning slightly to the right, in black ink. Rubrications throughout.;Decoration: Pen drawings of Saints Basil and Gregory, enclosed within borders filled with gold strapwork ornament on a colored background occupy the same position as that of the portraits of the Evangelists in the Gospel books--facing the opening of their respective books. Originally a drawing of Saint Chrysostom also appeared opposite the beginning of his liturgy. Elaborate ornamental initials with floriate designs throughout the manuscript in gilt, moderate purplish red, strong blue, dark bluish green, and silver. Flaked gilt over black ink in text and first colophon.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Binding: Bound in the style consistent with that typical of Romania in the 17th century. Brown morocco over boards, decorated with trefoil-shaped arabesque corner ornaments, gilt, and a large central oval blind-stamped arabesque medallion. With the open space between the central and the corner ornaments are four eight-petalled stamps, gilt. Fore edge clasps now wanting; one catchplate remains on the upper cover at the tail. Both metal anchor plates survive on the lower cover. Leaves of printed liturgical material in Greek were used to create the pasteboards.
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  • 8049gc492?file=thumbnail
    Date: 1300~
    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.;Supplied title page: Ta tessara theia kai iera Eyangelia ētoun ta tēs kainēs diathēkēs ta apanta, Smyrnē 1773. [The date "1854" is written above the original date].;Supplied title page: Τὰ τέσσαρα θεία καί 'ιερὰ Ευαγγέλια ητουν τὰ τη̃ς καινη̃ς διαθήκης τα απαντα, Σμυρνη̨̃ 1773. [The date "1854" is written above the original date].;Layout: Written in 1 column of 24 lines; ruled for 24 lines with a very fine dry point on the hair side of one column.;Script: An expansive running late thirteenth-century hand, pendant, in black brown ink for the text and gilt kephalaia and numbers in the upper and lower margins with a reddish brown ink for the Eusebian numbers in the margins. Canon tables in red. The hand in the text is very legible, written with facility and with a hardly perceptible slant. The hand contains an even mixture of neatly formed uncial and flowing minuscule cursive characters. The text has been frequently erased and re-written apparently to bring it into conformity with the Koinē. The erasures are beyond retrieval because the surface of the parchment has been so thoroughly erased--scraped away--that the original is no longer visible. A later hand has added in a now very faded red ink liturgical equipment both in the margins and within the text itself.;Decoration: Kephalaia appear in the upper and lower margins in the scribal hand in red; Eusebian sections and canon numbers are in red in the fore edge margins from a later hand. There are also red initials in the margins that do not necessarily correspond with section divisions of the text. Each gospel has been provided with an ornamental headpiece and decorated initial.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Origin: Of provincial origin, probably not produced in Constantinople or under immediate Constantinopolitan influence, but in an outlying region such as the vicinity of Trebizond, Palestine, or perhaps the northern Balkans. If the presence of the manuscript at Smyrna 1773-1854 is an indication, the first two hypotheses are perhaps to be favored.;Binding: A western style binding, sewn on double cords with raised endbands, covered with red velvet lined with paper over oak boards, beveled on the inside at the head, fore edge and tail only; spine strip detached at the upper cover and all but a small fragment hold it in place at head. Endsheets wanting; pastedowns of eighteenth-century block-printed paper decorated with patterns of a single apple on a stem, columbines, apple blossoms, small apples and leaves. Endbands worked over a multifilament core with alternating green and yellow silk with a head bead and a bead at the base of the endband, laid down in the boards in a groove in a modified version of the Byzantine style, i.e., the endband does not extend beyond the edge of the boards. No evidence of the volume ever having had clasps. Originally all edges of the textblock were gilt.
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  • Mw22vd25j?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 1100~
    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 29 lines.;Script: Written by 3 scribes; Scribe I (original text which consists of fol. 37-219v) in open, very legible, regular flowing cursive, pendant, vertical hand; Scribe II has added the missing quires at the beginning, fol. 1-36r and at the end fol. 219, at the end in a slightly smaller, but flowing, slightly rightward slanting pendant hand; Scribe III has inserted two bifolia on paper, fol. 220-223, the hand is typical of a utilitarian ductus, rapidly written, rightward slanting.;Decoration: In the work of both Scribes I and II, the only ornaments are simple rectangular, bar, and pi headpieces, along with accented wavy lines and all, including musical notations, are in red. Both Scribes I and II have ornamental initials in a red ink in the outer margins, but Scribe I has particularly elaborate initials, measuring as high as 8 lines.;Music: Contains musical notation.;Title cataloged from existing description.;New Testament Gospel Lectionary including Synaxarion.;Binding: Modern binding of quarter red morocco over oak boards with two fore edge clasps of two plaited straps anchored in the lower board attached to rings which clasp onto simple fore edge pins in the upper cover; stamped on the inside lower cover on the tail turn-in at the gutter: D. C. & Son 1929.
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  • Vx021n534?file=thumbnail
    Date: 10xx
    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 18 lines; ruled for 19 lines, with a fine dry point on the hair side.;Script: A finely executed small, tightly written cursive, slanting slightly to the right, pendant, done with a fine nibbed reed pen.;Decoration: Decorative canon tables. Ornamental headpieces are provided for the opening of each of the Gospels. The ornamental head-piece for Mark, topped in the center of the bar by a floral finial, is filled with geometrical alternating circles and lozenges filled with quadrapatite floral ornament in the lozenges and hexapartite within the circles. Evangelists' portraits of Matthew, seated in a high-back chair, copying the text, reading stand before him, facing the opening of the Gospel, and now badly flaked; St. Mark seated, facing the opening of the Gospel, reading; St. Luke seated, facing the opening of the Gospel, teaching; and St. John seated, facing away from the opening of the Gospel, teaching. Penwork ornament is used frequently to mark the beginning and the ending of the Gospel equipment and is almost always done in red.;Arabic inscription of three lines are found in lower margin of fol. 5r (at beginning of the Gospel of St. Matthew) and at fol. 316v in fixed calendar.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Four Gospels with Eusebian canon tables and liturgical calendar; Ammonian section numbers, canon numbers light red in the margins; marks such as < and a variety of signes de renvoie are used in the margins to indicate Old Testament citations; lectionary aids in the text.;Binding: Byzantine binding is fragmentary, lacking the upper cover and the spine. Only the lower cover has been preserved and a portion of the spine liner. The sewing of the textblock is still mostly intact, sewn using the chain-link style.
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  • M039kc282?file=thumbnail
    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; ruled for 20 lines with a fine dry point on the hair side. Prickings are visible in the fore edge margins and infrequently at the head and tail.;Script: The work of a single scribe in a firm, regular uncial and minuscule. The writing is pendant with a slightly rightward slant; the penlifs indicate a reed pen moving deliberately but swiftly.;Decoration: The ornamentation is interesting if unremarkable; all of it is simple penwork construction including the headpieces. Running ornamental penwork is frequently used to separate sections of the text, and both floriate and turned intitial letters in red and simple enlarged uncials are used. The only departure from the running penwork undulating line filled either with arcs or "t's" is the two-ply cable ornament in pink and void on leaf 9.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Tetraevangelion with lectionary calendar. Contains hypotheses, kephalia, and red headpieces, red initials, red Ammonian section numbers, red titloi and numbers. Signature numbers in red or brown on lower right of the first recto of the signature and on the lower left of the last verso.;Binding: Binding of wooden boards, uncovered, with parchment pastedowns, sewn in Byzantine style with Byzantine board attachments.
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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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  • 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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  • 1g05fk462?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 1411
    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 (translated): This little book was completed by the hand of the sinner and foreigner (refugee?) George Goudelles reader and psaltis (cantor) on the 13th of October 6920, indiction 5 [A.D. 1411].;Layout: Written in 1 column of 14-15 lines.;Script: Written by several contemporary hands; liberally rubricated; initials in red.;Decoration: Ornamental penwork in black and red ink; ornamental intitials in red.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Contains special prayers and liturgies and represents generations of monks who would have passed it from one to another as evident by the diversity of hands. It is a great mixture of familiar and personal prayers, of monks in their communities.;Binding: This is at least the third binding. The repair with blue thread indicates an earlier stage of repair. Nevertheless, the binding conforms to the Byzantine tradition of preparing the edges of boards by "bridling." In the construction, one-half of the quires are sewn onto each board at the bridling stations, and then the two halves are sewn together on the spine. Enlarged endbands at the head and the tail give stability to the whole structure. The wood is pine or perhaps cypress and is covered with coarse homespun and leather which survives on the front cover.
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  • Gq67jz800?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 leaves.;Title supplied by cataloger.;Layout: Written in 1 column of 18-23 lines.;Script: An irregularly roundish hand, characteristic of southern Italy, written with some ambiguity as to whether to verticality or forward or slightly to the left. A rapidly written composition with frequent use of uncials. Another characteristic of this manuscript is the use of red blobs in the round and oval letters of the titles.;Decoration: The initial letters, particularly on the flesh side of the bifolio, are formed of zoomorphic figures, mostly serpents, which intertwine the vertical shafts of the letters; the base of the letters is floriated and lightly toned with a yellow (now cream in tone) wash.;Origin: South Italy.;Title cataloged from existing description.;A bifolium from the center of a signature found inserted before the final leaf of Duke Greek MS 19, containing five prayers for various occasions: on behalf of the mother of the child after forty days; when priest takes child in his hand and enters sanctuary doors; said before going to sleep; for rain; when a child is tonsured.
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  • 5d86p6965?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 leaf.;Title supplied by cataloger.;Layout: Written in 2 columns of 23 lines.;Script: A flat, squarish hand, open and evenly spaced, with a generous use of uncials, written in a dark ink with a wide nib. Vertical and very clear in dark ink with notes for chanting. Headings and punctuation in red ink.;Decoration: Two ornamental initials in red ink, with slightly foliated cross bar and knotted shaft and foliate finial, measuring as high as five lines of text.;The formula for the beginning of each lection, preceeded by four dots arranged in a lozenge: Ek tou k[a]t[a] Matth[aion].;The formula for the beginning of each lection, preceeded by four dots arranged in a lozenge: E̓κ του̃ κ[α]τ[ὰ] Ματθ[αι̃ον].;Title cataloged from existing description.;A single leaf from Saturday-Sunday lectionary for the gospel of Matthew. Trimmed at the fore edge, affecting the edges of the letters at the margin; some loss of text.
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  • 2801pp922?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 leaf.;Title supplied by cataloger.;Layout: Written in 2 columns of 33 lines; unruled.;Script: This appears to be the same hand as Duke Greek MS 27. The script is rounded and leans slightly to the left with an average of 14 characters per line in deep brown ink. Uncials such as gamma and delta are frequently interchanged with minuscules.;Decoration: Ornamental running penwork in deep brown ink and faded red.;Title cataloged from existing description.;This leaf contains portions of readings for June, July and August; leaf was removed from inside the back cover of Duke Greek MS 27.
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  • Cr56n679x?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Andrew, of Crete, Saint, approximately 660-740 and Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 1350/1400
    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 31 lines; ruled throughout with a dry point on the verso of the leaf.;Script: The hand is a small squarish carefully written minuscule with alternate use of uncial and minuscule characters; it is almost vertical. The scribe was well versed as is evidenced by the deliberate formation of the letters and the ease with which he moves across the page. He wrote with rapidity and facility. Headings in a red ink.;Decoration: Ornamental initials in red ink in outer margins.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Miscellaneous sermons of Saints John Chrysostom and John of Damascus; also includes: Homily for Palm Sunday by Macarios Chrysocephalos; Homily on the Transfiguration by St. Proclus; an Encomium on St. Nicholas of Myra by St. Andrew of Crete; Homily on the Theophony by St. Gregory Thaumaturgus; Homily II on the Adoration of the Holy Cross by St. Theodore Studites; Pious narrative of the Saving of Constantinople from the Persians in A. D. 626 by George of Pisidia; and Homily on Good Friday by Eusebius of Alexandria.;Binding: Bound in tan calf, decorated in gilt and blind. A thick and thin fillet forms a gilt frame within which is another frame in blind of a roll consisting of a diamond pattern separated by small lotus flowers joined at the base where the diamonds meet all very regular in appearance.
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  • 9880vz55c?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 supplied by cataloger.;Layout: Written in 1 column of 23 lines; ruled for 22-24 lines with a mastara.;Script: There are at least three hands represented in the manuscript: Scribe I: fol. 1-16r and 286r-308v; Scribe II: fol. 17v-245v; and Scribe III: fol. 245v-295v. They are all from the same period, written in a black ink with modest red ornamental letters at the beginning of the sections and smaller ones in the margins. Hand I is a small rounded, with a rightward slant, pendant. Hand II, pendant, is more squarish and does not have the fluidity of that of hand I. Hand III is written in the style of the other two; however, the letters are written slightly wider and with a stronger, more determined and slightly square hand with standard mixture of uncials and minuscules.;Decoration: Floriated initials in various colors of red throughout; a running bar headpiece in red and black and an extended guilloche with a narrow rectangle of double lines with tre-foil finials set on the diagonal in the corners, in brown ink.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Includes homilies Praise on the Maccabee; In Praise of St. Cyprian of Antioch; On Julian the Apostle; On the Theophany; On the Nativity of Christ; Epiphany and Baptism; Encomium on Saints Michael and Gabriel, archangels.;Binding: Modern red morocco over binders' boards, sewn on four raised cords, clasps of buffalo hide with loops on the lower cover attached to turk's head knots on the upper, by McDonalds of New York, January 1968.
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  • Nz806598v?file=thumbnail
    Creator: John Chrysostom, Saint, -407
    Date: 1000~
    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.;Title supplied by cataloger.;Layout: Written in 2 columns of 28 lines; 28 lines ruled with a dry point on the hair side; few pricking marks are visible and there is damage to the upper foreedge of the leaves with a minor loss of text.;Script: Written in a very open script, short in height leaving ample space between the lines of text, apparently with rapidity, bearing a slightly rightward slant; the scribe mixes uncial and minuscule letters, and uses small accents that are placed well above the line of text.;Decoration: Ornamental penwork with the width of the column consisting of a trefoil with the axis parallel to the head of leaf, followed by alternating a single vertical bar and two short parallel horizontal bars. Ornamental initial in the outer left margin.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Fragments of Chrysostom's homilies on Lazarus (cf. PG 48: 991). The 3 leaves are securely affixed at the spine with animal adhesive; each leaf is numbered in pencil at the bottom of the inner column "15" on fol. 1r, "16" on fol. 2r, and "17" on fol. 3r; the proper order is fol. 3, 1, 2.
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  • Cj82kf979?file=thumbnail
    Date: 1150/1175
    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 24-25 lines; ruled for 24 lines of text.;Script: The hand is a well-practiced minuscule with occasional uncial characters, vertical, pendant, with small rounded letters interspersed by enlarged letters. There is a slight tendency for forward movement on finial strokes created by penlifts, indicating rapidity in writing. The ink for the text is black, with kephalaia, hypotheses, and canon numbers in a deep reddish-orange. The hand appears to be 12th century, very similar to the hand of Gregory 514 in letter formations, ligatures, penlifts, characters per line, and alternation of small and large letters.;Original and forged decorations: Running penwork ornament with foliate finials and undulating line with arc accents. On fol. 1v there remains evidence of an original ornament--probably a portrait of the evangelist--which was bound in the initial gathering with the kephalaia, but is now wanting; fol. 2r, portrait of the Evangelist Matthew, copied from Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, ms. gr. 93b; green pigment from the ornament appears on the lower half of fol. 2r. Fol. 46v, Portrait of the Evangelist Mark, portrait copied from Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, ms. gr. 189, fol. 316v; on fol. 45v there remains green pigment from an ornament, probably the original portrait, on the following leaf which is now wanting; the pigment appears on the lower half of the leaf in a rectangular shape. On fol. 77v there is residual green pigment from an ornament, probably the original portrait, on the following leaf which is now wanting. The pigment appears on the lower half of the leaf in a rectangular shape. Fol. 78v, Portrait of the Evangelist Luke, portrait copied from Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, ms. gr. 189 f. 206v; on the lower half of leaf 147v there is residual green pigment from an ornament, probably the original portrait, on the following leaf which is now wanting. Fol. 111v, Portrait of the Evangelist John, copied from Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, ms. gr. 189 fol. 1r.;The palette of the added miniatures and headpieces are very similar to that used for the forged paintings in the Archimedes Palimpsest. Lacking at least 18 leaves and a gathering at the end; 7 leaves have been removed and loosely inserted; the miniatures, which are on loose sheets, are copied from plates in H. Omont, Miniatures des plus anciens manuscrits Grecs de la Bilbiotheque Nationale, 2nd edition, Paris, 1929. Seven leaves were removed from the manuscript and the text mostly washed off, causing the leaves to shrink slightly. St. Mark should follow fol. 49, copied from B.N. ms. gr. 189, fol. 316b, Omont, pl. 89; illuminated headpiece should follow fol. 82, original but washed and repainted; St. Luke should follow fol. 87, closely copied from B.N. ms. gr. 189, fol. 206b, Omont, pl. 89; illuminated headpiece should follow fol. 97, copied from original headpiece on leaf following fol. 82 but wrongly placed sideways in a margin left blank for gloss; two ornamental devices should follow fol. 100, hares with tree-like device and Saints Athanasius and Gregory of Nazianus, adapted from B.N. ms. gr. 550, f. 209, Omont, pl. 113; St. John should follow fol. 110, miniature painted upside-down in error, copied from B.N. ms. gr. 189, fol. 1, Omont, pl. 88; St. Matthew should follow fol. 155, copied from B.N., ms. gr. 93b, Omont, pl. 88.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Binding: A post-mediaeval blind-stamped binding.
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  • 5x21tn704?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Hierotheos (Scribe), scribe
    Date: 1100~
    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. 235r): Hieroth[eos] Hiereus ho graps[as] ton biblon tautēn [sic].;Colophon (fol. 235r): ̔́Ιεροθ[εος] ̔ιερεὺς ̔ο γραψ[α̃ς] τὸν βίβλον ταυτήν [sic].;Layout: Written in 1 column of 25 lines; 26 lines ruled on the hair side; ruled consistently on the verso of the leaf using mastara, hence no pricking marks.;Script: Written in a roundish cursive hand, suspended, in small upright regular hand with small rounded breathing marks; in dark brown ink, approximately 1100, by the scribe Hierotheos. A scribe name Hierotheos is mentioned by Vogel and Gardthausen, Die griechischen Schreiber des Mittelalters und der Renaissance, page 161.;Decoration: Each gospel has been provided with ornamental scribal titles and rectangular, ornamental head-pieces containing interlacing scrollwork, leaves and flowers in cream, green, reddish pink, and blue, in trefoil compartments in the bottom half of the headpiece equipped for the title of each Gospel. Ornamental penwork separates aspects of the equipment before each Gospel; initial letters in red in the margins throughout.;Former shelfmark: Trebizond: Soumela, MS 82.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Four Gospels, with Synaxarion, and hypotheses for each Gospel; the first leaf of the text, containing the lectionary, is mutilated.;Binding: Probably added in the fourteenth century, of faded purple velvet. The boards, of sweet chestnut, have square edges and average 8 mm in thickness. In the center of each is a silver gilt plaque showing the crucifixion, and in the corners are similar plaques representing the Four Evangelists. Two silver clasps with triple chains of silver. Binding and ornaments are of 14th century or later. In the twentieth century it was resewn in western style on three raised cords and rebacked with dark brown linen. It is likely at that time that end bands in Armenian style were added: red, blue, yellow, and green silk threads woven over the primary end band around which a warp of natural linen thread has been wound.
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  • Qf85nj78m?file=thumbnail
    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 26-27 lines; ruled for 26-27 lines with a dry point on the hair side in one column.;Script: A very round, largish thirteenth-century pendant hand in a brown ink. The titles, numbers, kephalaia, and liturgical rubrics are written generally in semi-uncials. The hand in the text is a beautifully executed and fluid ductus with a tendency at times to slant to the left. The hand contains an even mixture of neatly formed uncial and flowing minuscule cursive characters.;Decoration: Kephalaia appear in the upper and lower margins, in the scribal hand, red; scribal Eusebian sections and canon numbers are in red in the fore edge margins. Each Gospel has been provided with an ornamental headpiece and a facing evangelist's portrait. The only well-preserved one is that of St. John (fol. 11v, 81v, 129v, and 209v). For the opening of each of the Gospels and the kephalaia for St. Matthew, there are varying headpieces (fol. 9v, 12r, 82r, 130r, and 210r). Lectionary tables are at the front and back of the codex. A complete set of Eusebian numbers are provided sporadically.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Evangelion with lectionary tables for Synaxarion and Menolgion.;Binding: A Byzantine binding of dark brown morocco over pine, now considerably damaged by insects; edges grooved to corners originally supplied with two fore edge triple interlaced thong clasps anchored in the lower board and attached to the upper cover by means of edge pins (only one nearer the head remains); blind-tooled panels--three, one inside the other--in quadruple fillets; the angles of the panels intersected by diagonals originating at the corner of the covers, extending to the inside of the middle panel, thus creating a lozenge in the center of the cover. Affixed to the center by two copper alloy nails is a thick (3.5 mm) undecorated silver alloy cross (101 x 75 mm, with arms 15 mm wide). Sewn in the Byzantine style with chain-link style sewing with extended endbands worked in a chevron pattern in white, green, and red silk: with a beaded cap, worked over a primary endband of bleached linen. Endsheets are 16th century with an anchor watermark (partially visible).
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  • 0g354p17z?file=thumbnail
    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 21 lines; ruled for 21 lines with a fine dry point on the hair side in one column.;Script: A squarish late thirteenth century pendant hand with a finely executed mixture of clearly formed uncial and minuscule characters, and a good mixture of ligatures, with a hardly perceptible rightward slant. Kephalia appear in the upper and lower margins in the scribal hand red; scribal Eusebian sections and canon numbers are red in the fore edge margins.;Decoration: Originally four evangelists' portraits; now only that of St. Mark remains. Each gospel has been prepared with a pi-headpiece in red ink, each with a slightly different form, and each has an ornamental initial letter in red ink. There is only one running penwork ornament.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Tetraevangelion. Portrait of the Evangelist Mark partly damaged with loss. Missing final chapter of the Gospel of John.;Binding: Modern full brown morocco over oak boards, beveled edges, tooled in blind a panel with a lozenge; raised double cords with new single parchment endsheets inside both covers.
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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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  • Sb397g85f?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 17xx
    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 28 lines; ruled.;Script: Elegant, professional hand, in black ink, with different shade of black for text and musical notation. Suppletions in the musical notation marked in a violet ink by a contemporary hand. Titles in violet ink. Occasional notes also written in a violet ink.;Decoration: Decorative floral headpiece on the opening leaf in gilt, blue and violet. Ornamental initials written in violet ink throughout and, on one occasion, gilt (fol. 1r).;Music: Contains musical notation.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Binding: Bound in 18th century mottled sheep, raised bands on spine, blindstamped border, stamped on covers, with secondary square tool stamped within corners and at center, a few traces of gilt still remaining.
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  • B2774344j?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Gregory, of Nazianzus, Saint
    Date: 0935~
    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 gatherings.;Title supplied by cataloger.;Layout: Written in 2 columns of 26 lines; 26 lines ruled on the hair side.;Script: The hand is a fine example from about 935. The smooth, flowing characteristics are those found in the period before 950. It is a clearly written minuscule hand, vertical, round and open, with distinctive penlifts. There are few uncials strewn throughout the text. Some later marginal notes; two alphabets written upside down in the fore-margin of fol. 6.;Decoration: Elegant pi-shaped headpieces appear on fol. 1r, 3v, 23v, 34v, and 37r. At the beginning of each section a decorated initial is supplied, and the numbers for the sections appear in the margins in Greek uncials, diplé. The illuminated headpieces, in metropolitan style, consist of flowers, leaves, quatrefoils or palmettes in blue, with red highlights, on gold panels. The title is written in gold majuscules inside the headpiece. The opening initials are set in the margins outside the column of text and are in gold, except that on f. 34v, which is in blue and red on a gold ground.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Part only of a larger manuscript, the volume is now misbound; fol. 1-4 should follow fol. 38. Fol. 12 and 34 are defective, affecting only a few letters in the former instance but with a loss of nine lines of one column and several letters of the other in the latter. Includes: Sermon 5 (Patrologiae Graecae XXXV, 664-720); Sermon 37 (PG XXXVI, 281-308); Sermon 13 (PG XXXV, 852-856); Letter 202 (PG XXXVII, 329-333); Moral poems 3 (PG XXXVII, 632-640); Dogmatic poems 32 (PG XXVII, 513); Letter 26 (PG XLVI, 1101-1108; PG XXVII, 586), attributed to Gregory of Nyssa by Migne.;Binding: Modern binding, English early nineteenth-century red calf morocco, marbled boards, gilt spine (bound for Lord Guilford).
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  • 3t945z40v?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 codex.;Title supplied by cataloger.;Layout: Written in 2 columns of 25 lines.;Script: There are three identifiable hands: Scribe I: fol. 1-57v; Scribe II: fol. 58r-81v, 83r-160; and Scribe III: fol. 82r-v. In letter formation, Scribes I and II share many of the same characteristics of the period both in the combination of uncials and minuscules and in the formation of ligatures. They are noticeably different, however, from Scribe III. Scribe III writes a kind of sprawling, open hand executed with a very fine nib.;Decoration: For each of the contents there is a fine headpiece utilizing reds, blues, greens, all of which become modified by the use of white producing a range of subtle changes in the colors from the strong pure color to delicate blues, greens and pinks. There are thirteen headpieces of varying patterns and delicate initial letters for each of the sections which have retained their incipits. At fol. 5r the bar headpiece, which extends across the width of the column (11 x 74 mm) is filled with a running pattern of four vesical shaped forms, joined at the pointed ends, filled with tri-lobed red florets on double sepaled base in green, the stem rising from each vesica.;Title cataloged from existing description.;St. John Chrysostom's homilies to the people of Antioch and Instructions to the Catechumens. The contents are incomplete: all homilies before fol. 5 and a portion of fol. 6 are missing at the beginning; one leaf after fol. 18, one gathering after the fourth, and one leaf at the end are wanting.
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  • K930c420q?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 gathering; manuscript leaf.;Title supplied by cataloger.;Contains one quire and one separate, loose leaf.;Layout: Written in 1 column of 30 lines. Ruled; prickings visible.;Script: Written in a small minuscule, in black ink; uncial initials, also in black ink, appear slightly larger than the text.;Decoration: Ornamental penwork and ornamental bar headpieces in black ink.;Title cataloged from existing description.
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  • 1z40m103h?file=thumbnail
    Date: 1050~
    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 21+ lines; with 47 lines of marginal commentary; ruled for +/- 21 lines with a dry point on the hair side to accommodate both the text and the commentary.;Script: There are two scribes represented: Scribe I: fol. 1r-346v; Scribe II: fol. 347r-352v. Scribe I is responsible for all but the last quire, which apparently, severely damaged, was copied over for inclusion in this volume when it was rebound in the sixteenth-century. Scribe I writes boldly with a reed nib in a pendant hand using a dark brown ink for both the text and commentary. The titles, numbers, kephalaia, and liturgical rubrics are written generally in gilt, semi-uncials, slightly larger than the letters of the text. He used his own creative methods in producing the signes des renvoies which are gilt, placed above the word in the text for which the commentary can be found in the margin. The scribe appears to prefer the cursive form of letters, especially notable is the lack of the frequent use of the uncial epsilon, although there is a generous use of uncial nuns, kappas and etas. Scribe II writes in a smaller irregular pendant hand with black ink and red initials--no gilding. The signes des renvoies are also in red.;Decoration: Kephalaia appear in the upper and lower margins in the scribal hand in gold over red; there are also occasional gilt initials in the margins that do not necessarily correspond with section divisions of the text; each gospel has been provided with an ornamental headpiece and floriated intitial; Eusebian sections and canon numbers are not found.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Tetraevangelion, four Gospels with catenae; commentary in margins. Once in the library of Eikosiphoinisses. It and Duke Greek MS 1 were once side by side on the shelves of that library: Duke Greek MS 1 was Eikosoph. MS 60 and Duke Greek MS 60 was Eikosoph. MS 59.;Binding: A Byzantine binding of dark brown morocco over cypress, damaged in places by insects; edges plain to the corners; originally supplied with two fore edge triple interlaced thong clasps anchored in the lower board and attached to the upper cover by means of edge pins (only one nearer the head remains). The outer frame enclosed a field on which an Orthodox cross is formed by the same stamp used in the border, anchored at either end of the arms and by the large round floriate stamp with the small stamp in the corners of the angles of the cross. At the base, the foot bar contains in balanced positions a lozenge of a pelican in her piety, a lion gardant, and a griffon in circular stamps. All of the original eight fluted bosses of silver alloy remain. The quadrants of the lower cover are filled with lozenge stamps with fleur-de-lis stamps with each corner accented by the small round floral stamp. Sewn in the Byzantine style with chain-link style sewing with extended plain endbands of unbleached linen.
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  • Qb98mn641?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Luca, Metropolitan of Wallachia, -1629, scribe and Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 1627
    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. 260r): To paron theion kai ieron, euangelion egrafē, dia cheiros, emou tou ta, peinou, oukoblachias, Louka Di ezodou Antoniou gramma-, tikou tou trismakaristou, Radoula Voevoda kai, epedothē en tē cheiri autou kai oi anaginōskontes ...;Colophon (fol. 260r): Τὸ παρὸν Θει̃ον καὶ ̔ιερὸν, εὐαγγέλιον ἐγράφη, διὰ χειρὸς, εμου̃ του̃ τα, πεινου̃, οὐκοβλαχίας, Λουκα̃ Δι̕ ̕εζόδου ̕αντωνίου γραμμα-, τικου̃ του̃ τρισμακαρίστου, ̔ράδουλα Βοεβόδα καὶ, ἐπεδόθη ἐν τη̜̃ χειρὶ αὐτου̃ καὶ οι ́αναγιγνώσκοντες, εὔχεσθ.., ̔ημω̃ν διὰ τὸν κ[ύριο]ν έτους, ζρλε.;Layout: Written in 2 columns of 26 lines.;Script: The script is a very neat and fine minuscule. The manuscript was written by the scribe Lucas Buzau.;Decoration: Black, red and gold are used for the text; gold for punctuation. Every reading has an elaborately floriate and sometimes zoomorphic initial in bright greens, reds, oranges, the whole outlined in gold paint. Occasionally one can see the preliminary work of the rubricator (Lucas?) in plumb. He does not always keep to the original plan for the intitials, however. Nevertheless, they are superbly executed. The headpieces vary in size from largish rectangular pieces to smaller free-form bar ornaments that separate the sections in the Menologion.;Title cataloged from existing description.;This manuscript was written for an official of the Voivode Radu, or perhaps for the Voivode himself, in 1627. Three princes of the House of Radu held the office of Voivode of Moldavia or Wallachia at about this time. Present-day Wallachia is the region in southern Romania between the Transylvanian Alps and the Danube. The Gospel lectionary also includes the Gospels of the Menologion.;Binding: Byzantine binding sewn in chain-link type stitch, originally covered with red velvet and metal furniture. Now without the cloth covering and none of the metal furniture; paper pastedowns have a watermark of a shield and bar sinistre surmounted by a fleur-de-lis with the initials WRJ at the base.
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    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 2 columns of 23-28 lines.;Original uncial text has been washed for current use; several leaves have dark brown markings from an acid or chemical that was applied to remove the original writing; a few other leaves were damaged from the washing and so could only be reused on one side.;Script: Three different hands are represented in this manuscript: the primary hand, a secondary addition, and the original uncial which is still discernible beneath the current text. Scribe I: The primary hand writes in a rounded 11th or 12th century minuscule using dark brown ink. Beta, gamma and delta frequently occur as uncials as well as minuscules. Scribe II: The added text on fol. 24r-v (Luke XIII, 2-9) is written in a later hand in black ink. This hand is not as refined and has much inconsistency. Scribe III: the uncial of the original text may still be discerned underneath the current writing. This is a well-practiced hand, probably from the 9th century, with small, narrow characters (with the exception of mu, phi and omega) written on the line.;Decoration: Ornamentation is scarce apart from the regular use of red uncials in the margin at the beginning of a reading. There are two headpieces, in red, and a few pieces of running penwork used in the Menologion to separate months. Fol. 2r: Ornamental headpiece for Luke, with a rectangular base, omitting the base to leave center open for heading. The side-bars contain alternating chevrons, creating open diamonds, and the cross-bar contains running knotwork. Fol. 66r: Ornamental headpiece for Menologion, with a rectangular base, omitting the base to leave center open for heading. Side-bars and cross-bar contain semi-circles along the perimeter. From the center of the cross-bar extends upward a stem with three arms on either side. Behind the figure is a wide oval extending out on either side.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Evangelion; fol.1-65 constitute Saturday and Sunday lections; fol. 66-96 constitute an abridged menologion. Fragments are missing: the readings for John, including Saturday alpha of Luke, and the menologion breaks off with June 24; there are many internal lacunae and paper patches; many areas left blank due to poor quality parchment.
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