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

MS. Holkham Gr. 28

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

Diktyon no.: 48096

Works by Athanasios of Alexandria.

Contents

Language(s): Greek

1. (fols 1r-26v)
Athanasios of Alexandria, Oratio contra gentes

CPG 2090, ed. R.W. Thomson, Athanasius. Contra gentes and de incarnatione, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1971, pp. 2-132.

2. (fols 26v-54r)
Athanasios of Alexandria, Oratio de incarnatione verbi

CPG 2091, ed. C. Kannengiesser, Sur l'incarnation du verbe, Sources chrétiennes 199, Paris: Éditions du Cerf, 1973, pp. 258-468. One folio is missing after fol. 47v; the text goes up to Ὥσπερ γὰρ ταῖς ἑαυ[τοῦ δυνάμεσιν (42.6.1), and resumes with ὀργάνῳ] κέχρηται τῷ σώματι (44.2.9).

3. (fols 54r-73r)
⟨Ps.⟩ Athanasios, Disputatio contra Arium

CPG 2250, PG 28, 440-501.

4. (fols 73r-85v)
Athanasios of Alexandria, Epistula ad Episcopos Aegypti et Libyae

CPG 2092, eds D. U. Hansen, K. Metzler, and K. Savvidis, Athanasius: Werke, Band I. Die dogmatischen Schriften, Erster Teil, Berlin - New York, De Gruyter, 1996, pp. 39-64.

5. (fols 85v-118r)
Athanasios of Alexandria, Orationes contra Arianos iii, oratio i

CPG 2093, eds K. Metzler and K. Savvidis, Athanasius: Werke, Band I. Die dogmatischen Schriften, Erster Teil, 2.Lieferung, Berlin - New York, De Gruyter, 1998, pp. 109-175.

6. (fols 118r-160v)
Athanasios of Alexandria, Apologia contra Arianos (seu Apologia secunda)

CPG 2123, eds K. Metzler and K. Savvidis, Athanasius: Werke, Band I. Die dogmatischen Schriften, Erster Teil, 2.Lieferung, Berlin - New York, De Gruyter, 1998, pp. 177-260.

7. (fols 160v-192v)
Athanasios of Alexandria, Orationes contra Arianos iii, oratio iii

CPG 2093, eds K. Metzler and K. Savvidis, Athanasius: Werke, Band I. Die dogmatischen Schriften, Erster Teil, 3. Lieferung, Berlin - New York, De Gruyter, 2000, pp. 305-381.

8. (fols 192v- 201v)
⟨Markellos the monk⟩, De incarnatione et contra Arianos

CPG 2806, attributed to ‘the same’ (i. e. Athanasios of Alexandria) in our MS, PG 26, 984-1028.

9. (fols 201v-206v)
Athanasios of Alexandria, Epistula encyclica

CPG 2124, ed. H.G. Opitz, Athanasius Werke, vol. 2.1, Berlin, De Gruyter, 1940, pp. 169-177.

10. (fols 206v-225r)
Athanasios of Alexandria, Epistulae iv ad Serapionem, Epistula i

CPG 2094, eds K. Savvidis, Athanasius: Werke, Band I. Die dogmatischen Schriften, Erster Teil, 4. Lieferung, Berlin - New York, De Gruyter, 2010, pp. 449-534.

11. (fols 225r-228v)
Athanasios of Alexandria, Epistulae iv ad Serapionem, Epistula ii

CPG 2094, ed. K. Savvidis, Athanasius: Werke, Band I. Die dogmatischen Schriften, Erster Teil, 4. Lieferung, Berlin - New York, De Gruyter, 2010, pp. 537-551) (up to κἂν διαρραγῶσι μυριάκις ⟨ἐν⟩ τῇ ἑαυτῶν ἀγνοίᾳ οἱ Ἀρειανοί. = Epistle 2. 9. 4)

12. (fol. 228v-229v)
⟨Ps.-⟩Athanasios of Alexandria, Epistula catholica

CPG 2241, ed. M. Tetz, ‘Ein enzyklishes Schreiben der Synode von Alexandrien (362)', ZNW 79 (1988) 271-273.

14. (fols 230v-235v)
Athanasios of Alexandria, Epistula ad Epictetum

CPG 2095, ed. G Ludwig, Athanasii epistula ad Epictetum, Jena 1911, pp. 3-18.

15. (fols 235v-244v)
⟨Ps.-⟩Athanasios of Alexandria, De incarnatione contra Apollinarium libri ii, liber ii

CPG 2231, PG 26, 1093-1165 (1132-1165).

16. (fols 244v-254v)
⟨Ps.-⟩Athanasios of Alexandria, De incarnatione contra Apollinarium libri ii, liber i

CPG 2231, PG 26, 1093-1165 (1093-1132)

17. (fols 254v-261v)
Athanasios of Alexandria, In illud: Qui dixerit verbum in filium (Luc 12, 10)

CPG 2096, PG 26, 648C-676.

18. (fols 262r-263r)
⟨Ps.-⟩Athanasios of Alexandria, Homilia de passione et cruce domini

CPG 2247, PG 28, 185-249 (204.29- 208.29) inc. Τῶν μὲν γὰρ ἀνθρώπων ἡ ἁμαρτία πολλή … des. οὕτως ἐν τῷ Χριστῷ πάντες ζωοποιηθήσονται, tit. Εἰς τὸ πάθος τοῦ κ(υρίο)υ (in I. Morezenos’ hand).

19. (fols 263r-277r)
Athanasios of Alexandria, Epistula ad Marcellinum

CPG 2097, PG 27, 12-45.

20. (fols 277r-286v)
⟨Ps.-⟩Athanasios of Alexandria, De virginitate

CPG 2248, PG 28, 252-281. Ed. Goltz, Λόγος σωτηρίας πρὸς τὴν παρθένον: (de virginitate): eine echte Schrift des Athanasius, Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur 29, Leipzig 1905, pp. 35-60.

22. (fols 301r-308v)
⟨Ps.-⟩Athanasios οf Alexandria, Quaestiones aliae

CPG 2261, PG 28, 773-796 (cf. PG 160, 320-332).

23. (fols 308v-309v)
⟨Ps.-⟩Athanasios οf Alexandria, Symbolum «Quicumque»

CPG 2295, PG 28, 1581-1592.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: ii + 310 parchment leaves, + ii (numbered as 311-312)
Dimensions (leaf): 277 × 195 mm.

Collation

39 quires of 8 (except for the 6th quire in fols 41-47 which is now of 7, since the last folio is missing) with numbers in Greek on the bottom of the beginning and end of each quaternion (quire).

Decoration

fol. 1r: decorative headpiece

Additions:

fol. 1r: Book Epigram on top of the text: + ἀρχῆς καλλίστης ἀγαθὸν δοίης τέλος/ ἡ τρισοπαντέλειος ἀγαθαρχία. See DBBE for other occurrences.

fol. 310r: φυ-311 ὡς οἶμαι δὲ λόγ(οι) 53.

fol. 310r: (in M. Morezenos’ hand) ὅτι τὴν μαρτυρίαν ἐξ᾽ αὐτοῦ τοῦ ὑιοῦ τοῦ τα πάντα εἰδότος ἔχομεν περὶ τοῦ ἁγίου πν(εύματο)ς.

ὁ ἐκ τοῦ πατρὸς ἐκπορεύ(ε)τ(αι) / πν(εῦμ)α πατρὸς λέγωμεν πν(εῦμ)α ὑιοῦ λέγομεν τὸ δὲ ἐκ τοῦ υἱοῦ οὐ λέγομεν./ ὅρας τὴν αἰτί(αν) δι᾽ην ἐκ τοῦ υἱοῦ οὐ λέγομεν ὅτι αὐτὸς ὁ υἱὸς φημι μαρτυρεῖ ἐξ᾽ αὐτοῦ εκπορεύεσθαι(?)./ Next in two columns; column a) πάντα ὅσα ἔχει ὁ π(ατ)ὴρ ἔχει καὶ ὁ υἱὸς / τὴν ἐκπόρευσιν ἔχει ὁ π(ατ)ὴρ/ ἄρα τὴν ἐκπόρευσιν ἔχει καὶ ὁ υἱὸς. column b) εἰ τὴν ἐκπόρευσιν ἔχει καὶ ὁ υἱὸς ὅταν τὰ πάντα ὅσα ἔχει/ ὁ π(ατ)ὴρ καὶ ὁ υἱὸς ἅμα ἄρα χρῆ ἔχειν καὶ τὸν υἱὸν τὴν/ ἀγεννησί(αν) ἣν μὲν ἔχει ὁ πατὴρ Ἰδίως/ πάντα ὅσα ἔχει ὁ π(ατ)ὴρ καὶ ὁ υἱὸς / τὴν ἀγεννησί(αν) ἔχει ὁ π(ατ)ὴρ/ ἄρα τὴν ἀγεννησίαν ἔχει καὶ ὁ υἱὸς

There are many annotations by Markos Morezenos.

Binding

Typical Holkham binding of brown leather and green straight-grained morocco over pasteboards, with Coke family ostrich crest in gilt in the centre of the upper cover; Date: early nineteenth century. Rebound by John Jones of Liverpool (worked for Holkham 1816-1823). The spine lettered in gilt: S. ATHANASII/ OPERA/ GR.–//M.S./ SÆC. XIV/ in pasted black leather(?): MS. /HOLKHAM/ Gr. 28/ . Rebacked.

History

Origin: 15th cent.

Provenance and Acquisition

Ownership Notes: fol. 1r: handwritten note in black ink by B. de Montfaucon (trimmed during binding): 1698. Codex: num. 77 operum Athanasii tomus primus annorum/ minus quam 300.

Old Catalogue Nrs: fol 1r: NA´, = Morezenos 51, Giustiniani 77. Holkham Hall.

fol. 309v: Signature at the end of the MS in grey ink: μάρκου, μαμουνά, καὶ τῶν φίλ(ων) ,i.e. Markos Mamounas and his friends; Mamounas’ collection of MSS was somehow connected with those of George, Count of Corinth (Γεώργιος Κόμης ὁ Κορίνθιος) see D. Pingree, ‘The Library of George, Count of Corinth’, Studia Codicologica, Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur 124, Berlin, Akademie-Verlag, 1977, pp. 351-362 (p. 355).

Record Sources

Description by Dimitrios Skrekas (July 2018), with the support of the Leventis Foundation, the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research, the Yerolemou Trust and the Michael Marks Charitable Trust.

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