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Lincoln College MS. Gr. 14

Diktyon no.: 48668

Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, second half of the 11th c.


Language(s): Greek

Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Opera
1. (fols. 1r–2v)
Πρόλογος εἰς τὸν ἅγιον Διονύσιον (BHG 558m+558e-f).
2. (fols. )
᾽Επίγραμμα εἰς τὸν μακάριον Διονύσιον (DBBE 1862).
3. (fols. 3r–22v)
Περὶ τῆς οὐρανίας ἱεραρχίας

(CPG 6600) with commentary: Ἐπειδὴ ἡ καθ᾽ ἡμᾶς ἱεραρχία ἤγουν ἡ ἐκκλησιαστικὴ κατάστασις καλεῖν μὲν εἴωθεν etc.

4. (fols. 22v)
᾽Επίγραμμα εἰς τὸν μακάριον Διονύσιον (DBBE 2505).
5. (fols. 22v–47r)
Περὶ τῆς ἐκκλησιαστικῆς ἱεραρχίας (CPG 6601) with commentary: Θεουργικῆς φησι τῆς ἐκ Θεοῦ ἐνεργουμένης ἤγουν δοθείσης ἀνθρώποις etc.
6. (fols. 47v–80r)
Περὶ θείων ὀνομάτων

(CPG 6602) with commentary: Ὅτι σύνταγμα ἐποίησεν περὶ θεολογικῶν ὑποτυπόσεων. Πᾶσα ἀνθρωπινὴ σοφία ἐκ τῶν αἰσθητῶν etc.

7. (fols. 80v)
᾽Επίγραμμα εἰς τὸν μακάριον Διονύσιον (DBBE 2003).
8. (fols. 80v–82v)
Περὶ μυστικῆς θεολογίας (CPG 6603) with commentary: Ἁπλὰ καὶ ἀπόλυτα εἰσὶν τὰ δίχα συμβόλων νοούμενα καὶ ἐποπτευόμενα etc.
9. (fols. 82v–93r)
Letters (CPG 6604–6613) with commentary: Ἐπιβάλλω Γάϊον τοῦτο εἶναι ᾧ τὴν τρίτην ἐπιστολὴν ἔγραψεν ὁ θειότατος etc.
10. (fols. 93v–97v)
Μαρτύριον τοῦ ἁγίου Διονυσίου τοῦ Ἀρεοπαγίτου (BHG 554).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii+96+ii leaves (numbered 1–84.86–97)
Dimensions (leaf): 197 × 140 mm.


12 × viii (ff. 1–97). Scribal signatures occur in the lower outer corner at the beginning of each quire. The first extant one is γ´ on f. 17r.


Varying number of lines for the main text and for the commentary in the outer and sometimes the lower margins, ruling not codified by Leroy.


Produced by a single anonymous scribe.


The scribe drew in brown ink a wash-coloured headband on f. 1r.

Each text unit begins with an ornamented initial letter drawn in red ink.


Binding (made ca. 1710) of marbled brown leather over thick pasteboard; four protruding ridges, gilt-tooled ornamented, and title on spine. The endpapers carry a foolscap watermark similar to Dianova 708 (attested in 1709); chain-distance 23 mm.


Origin: second half of the 11th c.

Provenance and Acquisition

A note in the upper margin of f. 1 marks the book as belonging to Theophylus Corydalleus (1563–1646).

Bequeathed by Sir George Wheler (1651–1724), who acquired it at Zante on 24 May 1676.

Record Sources

Description by Georgi Parpulov (2023).


Last Substantive Revision

2021-06: First online publication.