A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Holkham Gr. 105

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)

Diktyon no.: 48173

Index to Athenaeus, Deipnosophistae


Language(s): Greek

(fols 1r-36r)
Alphabetical index to words mainly at the head of certain pages (serving as titles) as found in ed. M. Musurus Athenaeus, Deipnosophistae, Venice, 1514.

⟨Index written in two columns⟩, inc. ἀρχεστράτου γαστρονομία 4 des. ὠμότης ἀνόσιος γαλακτῶν ἐς καλλίεας 267

1. (fols 1r-4r)


2. (fols 5r-5v)


3. (fols 6r-6v)


4. (fols 7r-8r)


5. (fols 9r-10r)


6. (fol. 11r)


7. (fol. 12r)


8. (fols 13r-13v)


9. (fols 14r-14v)


10. (fols 15r-16r)


11. (fols 17r-17v)
12. (fols 18r-19r)
13. (fol. 20r)
14. (fol. 21r)


15. (fols 22r-23r)


16. (fols 24r-25v)


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21. (fols 33r-33v)


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23. (fol. 35r)


24. (fol. 36r)


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Dimensions (leaf): 335 × 230 mm.


1 × 2–1 (i), 1 × 12 (12), 1 × 10 (22), 1 × 14 (36) 1 × 2–1 (37)


Written in two columns, but with no ruling type.


One scribe.

Additions: fol. 11v (written upside down): περὶ συνθέσεως φαρμακ(ων) κατὰ γένη φαρμάκων. Cf. Galenos, De compositione medicamentorum per genera libri VII, ed. C.G. Kühn, Claudii Galeni opera omnia, vol. 13, Leipzig: Knobloch, 1827 (repr. Hildesheim: Olms, 1965), pp. 362–1058.


Holkham binding of brown leather, with Coke family ostrich crest in gilt in the centre of the upper cover; early nineteenth century. Rebound by John Jones of Liverpool (worked for Holkham 1816–1823). The spine lettered in gilt: /REPERTORIUM GRÆC. –MS./ in pasted black leather: MS. /HOLKHAM/ Gr. 105 /


Origin: 16th c. (post 1514) /18th c.

Provenance and Acquisition

Date: see S. de Ricci, A handlist of manuscripts in the library of the Earl of Leicester at Holkham Hall: abstracted from the catalogues of William Roscoe and Frederic Madden (Supplement to the Bibliographical Society's Transactions, 7, Oxford, 1932), p. 23.

Ownership Notes: paste down, upper, left side (in black ink): signature of Th(om)as William Coke. Catalogue Nrs: paste down (in pencil): MS. Holkham Gr. 105; fol. i(r) (in pencil): D5B11 /No 285 = Olim Holkham Hall, Libr. of the Earl of Leicester, 285

Record Sources

Description by Dimitrios Skrekas (2020), with the support of the Leventis Foundation, the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research, the Yerolemou Trust and the Michael Marks Charitable Trust.


Last Substantive Revision

2020-10-15: New description by Dimitris Skrekas.