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MS. D'Orville 115

Summary Catalogue no.: 16993

Former shelfmark: Auct. X. 1. 4. 13


Eustathius of Thessalonica, Commentary on Dionysius Periegetes, Periegesis

The first few pages are wanting, the commentary beginning 'διά τε τόν Διονύσιον', but the MS. originally contained 160 leaves more, the present sections running from κα. 21 to λβ. 32 in eights.

Marginalia by Bessarion (according to H. Günther, 'Andronikos Kallistos und das Studium griechischer Dichtertexte', Eikasmos X (1999), 315–334 at 322-3)

Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: iv + 95 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 8.75 × 6.125 in.


Written by Andronicus Callistus (Repertorium Der Griechischen Kopisten 800-1600, I (1981), no. 18)


Origin: 15th century

Provenance and Acquisition

Jacques Phillippe D'Orville of Amsterdam (1690–1751); acquired by him in Italy (MS. D'Orville 302, fol. 15r).

Jean D'Orville, b. 1734, his son, by descent.

Jean D'Orville, son of Jean, by descent.

Sold to the Rev. John Cleaver Banks (1765/6–1845): purchased from him by the Bodleian.

Acquired by the Bodleian in 1804. Previous shelfmark Auct. X. 1. 3. 18.

Record Sources

Description adapted (July 2022) from the Summary Catalogue (1897) with additional reference to published literature as cited.

Digital Images

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Last Substantive Revision

2022-07: Description revised with reference to Summary Catalogue and literature as cited.