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

MS. Holkham Gr. 30

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

Diktyon no.: 48098

Collection of Patristic Works

Contents

Language(s): Greek, with a little Latin and Italian (items 34, 36)

1. (fols 1r-3r)

Table of contents.

2. (fols 4r-41r)
Life of St Athanasios of Alexandria

BHG 183.

3. (fols 41v-48r)
Athanasios of Alexandria, De Synodis Arimini in Italia et Seleuciae in Isauria

CPG 2128. Up to ἀλλ’ ἀρκεῖσθαι τούτοις μόνοις (chapter 8, 2. 1), ed. H. G. Opitz, Athanasius Werke, vol. 2.1, Berlin 1940, pp. 231-235.

4. (fols 48r-56v)
Athanasios of Alexandria, De Synodis Arimini in Italia et Seleuciae In Isauria

CPG 2128, from Ἐπειδὴ δὲ οὕτως αὐτοὶ πρός τε ἑαυτοὺς (chapter 33, 1. 4) … up to ‘τοὺς δὲ λέγοντας’ τὰ προειρημένα, ἅπερ ἐστὶ τῆς ἀρειανῆς αἱρέσεως, ‘ἀναθεματίζομεν’ (chapter 40, 5. 4), ed. H.G. Opitz, Athanasius Werke, vol. 2.1, Berlin 1940, pp. 260-266.

5. (fols 56v-62r)
Athanasios of Alexandria, De Sententia Dionysii

CPG 2121. The text begins with οἱ πάλαι Ἰουδαῖοι (καὶ γὰρ κἀκεῖνοι in the edn) τοσαῦτα τοῦ κυρίου πεποιηκότος ἔργα (chapter 3.2. 8) up to τὴν ὀρθήν μου φρόνησιν (chapter 12. 3. 2.) ed. H.G. Opitz, Athanasius Werke, vol. 2.1, Berlin 1940, pp. 47-55.

6. (fols 62r-62v)
Athanasios of Alexandria, Epistula ad Iohannem et Antiochum presb.

CPG 2130, eds H.C. Brennecke, U. Heil, and A. von Stockhausen, Athanasius: Werke, Zweiter Band. Die "Apologien", 8. Lieferung, Berlin 2006, pp. 310-311.

7. (fols 62v-63v)
Athanasios of Alexandria, Epistula ad Palladium

CPG 2131, H.C. Brennecke, U. Heil, and A. von Stockhausen, Athanasius: Werke, Zweiter Band. Die "Apologien", 8. Lieferung, Berlin 2006, pp. 312-313.

8. (fols 63v-70r)
Athanasios of Alexandria, Epistula ad Dracontium

CPG 2132, H.C. Brennecke, U. Heil, and A. von Stockhausen, Athanasius: Werke, Zweiter Band. Die "Apologien", 8. Lieferung, Berlin 2006: 314-321.

9. (fols 70r-107r)
⟨Ps.⟩ Athanasios of Alexandria, Homilia de passione et cruce domini

CPG 2247, BHG 446g, PG 28, 185-249. There is a mark on fol. 106r indicating that a new text starts, inc. Τοῦ κατὰ τὸν κ(ύριο)ν, but this belongs to the main text (BHG 446g), PG 28, 248-249.

10. (fols 107r-122r)
⟨Ps.⟩ Athanasios of Alexandria, Testimonia e scriptura (De communi essentia patris et filii et spiritus sancti)

CPG 2240, cf. PG 28, 29-80, tit. Μαρτυρίαι ἀπὸ τῆς θεί(ας) γραφῆς δι’ ὧν ἐστὶν ἰδεῖν ὅτι γεννητὸς ἐκ π(ατ)ρ(ὸ)ς ὁ υἱὸς, καὶ οὐ πεποιημένος. inc. ἡ σοφία φησὶ πρὸ τοῦ αἰῶνος ἐθεμελίωσέ με ... des. καὶ τὸ πν(εῦμ)ά μου ἐφέστηκεν ἐν μέσω ὑμῶν.

11. (fols 122r-127v)
⟨Ps.⟩ Athanasios of Alexandria, Sermo in annuntiationem deiparae (extract)

CPG 2268, BHGa 1147t, PG 28, 917-940, tit. Τοῦ μεγάλου Ἀθανασίου Ἀλεξανδρείας περὶ πίστεως, inc. Πιστεύομεν εἰς πατέρα καὶ ὑιὸν ... des. ἀποβαλλόμεθα τὰς τῶν αἱρετικῶν βλασφημίας. PG 28, 917.2 - 925. 7.

12. (fols 127v-139v)
⟨Ps.⟩ Athanasios of Alexandria, Contra omnes haereses

CPG 2251, PG 28, 501-524. Part of the text is included in the title, tit. Τοῦ ἐν ἁγίοις π(ατ)ρ(ὸ)ς ἡμῶν ἀθανασίου ἀρχιεπισκόπου ἀλεξανδρεί(ας) κ(α)τ(ὰ) πασῶν τῶν αἱρέσε(ων)· τὸ προκείμενον ἀπὸ τοῦ κ(α)τ(ὰ) ἰωάννην εὐαγγέλιον, Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ Λόγος, καὶ ὁ Λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν Θ(εὸ)ν, καὶ Θ(εὸ)ς ἦν ὁ Λόγος. πάντα δι’ αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο· καὶ χωρὶς αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο οὐδὲ ἕν.

13. (fols 139v-182v)
⟨Eutherios of Tyana⟩, Confutationes quarumdam propositionum

CPG 6147, ed. M. Tetz, Eine Antilogie des Eutherios von Tyana (PTS 1), Berlin 1964, pp. 3-38.

Fols. 183r-186v blank.

14. (fols 187r-189r)
John Chrysostom, In publicanum et pharisaeum

CPG 4716, Savile 5, 261-264, inc. (different from that of the edition) Μηδέποτε διαλιμπάνωμ(εν), ἀγαπητοὶ τῆς σ(ωτη)ρί(ας).

15. (fols 189r-194r)
⟨Severian of Gabala⟩, In filium prodigum

CPG 4200, PG 59, 627-636; attributed to John Chrysostom in our MS.

16. (fols 194r-194v)
John Chrysostom, Sermones 1-9 in Genesim, Sermo 7

CPG 4410, BHG 434b, PG 54, 607-609, 26, des. mut. ἡ πρόσοδος οὐχ ἡ.

17. (fols 195r-196r)
⟨John Chrysostom⟩, ⟨De angusta porta et in orationem dominicam⟩

CPG 4527, PG 51, 41-48 inc. mut. αὐτῷ τὴν ὑμνωδίαν. = PG 51, 45. 29.

18. (fols 196r-198r)
John Chrysostom, De precatione orationes 1-2, Oratio 1

CPG 4516, PG 50, 775-780.

19. (fols 198r-199v)
John Chrysostom, In principium ieiuniorum

CPG 4671, PG 62, 745-748.

20. (fols 199v-202r)
John Chrysostom, Sermones 1-9 in Genesim, Sermo 1

CPG 4410, PG 54, 581-586.

21. (fols 202r-205v)
John Chrysostom, De paenitentia homiliae 1-9, Homilia 1

CPG 4333, PG 49, 277-284.

22. (fols 205v-213v)
⟨Severian of Gabala⟩, De serpente homilia

CPG 4196, BHG 451h, Aldama 550, PG 59, 499-516; attributed to John Chrysostom in the MS.

23. (fols 213v-218)
⟨Severian of Gabala⟩, In pretiosam et vivificam Crucem

CPG 4213, BHG 421, Aldama 226, Savile 5, 898-906; attributed to John Chrysostom in the MS.

24. (fols 218v-222v)
John Chrysostom, De paenitentia homiliae 1-9, homilia 6

CPG 4333, PG 49, 313-324.

25. (fols 223r-224r)
John Chrysostom, In quatriduanum Lazarum

CPG 4356, BHG 275, PG 50, 641-644.

26. (fols 224r-226r)
Hesychios of Jerusalem, Homilia i in resurrectionem Lazari

CPG 6575, BHG 2214, ed. M. Aubineau, Les homélies festales d’Hésychius de Jérusalem, vol. I. Les homélies I-XV (Subsidia Hagiographica 59) Brussels 1978, pp. 402-426. Attributed to John Chrysostom in the MS.

27. (fol. 226r)

Note of the scribe about three sermons on Palm Sunday he did not copy here: Ἠκολούθουν τρεῖς λόγοι εἰς τὰ βαΐα· τοῦ πρώτου ἡ ἀρχ(ή)· Ἐκ θαυμάτων ἐπὶ τὰ θαύματα (= John Chrysostom, In ramos palmarum, CPG 4602, PG 59, 703-708). Τοῦ δευτέρου· Ἤδη τῆς πνευματικῆς πανηγύρεως (= John Chrysostom, In ramos palmarum (BHGn 2261a), CPG 4643, PG 61, 715-720). Τοῦ τρίτου Βασιλικ(ὴν) οἱ πιστοὶ σήμερ(ον) (= Sophronios of Jerusalem, Homilia in festum Palmarum, CPG 7657, PG 77, 1049-1072, PG 86, 2913-2937). οὓς ἐξεπίτηδες παρήκαμεν, ἀλλαχοῦ τῶν ἡμετέρων βιβλίων τούτους ἔχοντες:-

28. (fol. 226v)
John Chrysostom, In illud: Exeuntes Pharisaei (Matth. 12, 14)

CPG 4640, PG 61, 705-710, des. mut. ἀθώους καὶ δικαίους κολάζετε. (PG 61, 707, 22)

29. (fols 227r-227v)
Nikolaos Malaxos, Treatise on the meaning of the joint fingers when a priest gives the blessing to faithful,

ed. Heirmologion 1568, fols O IIIr-IIIv. See also D. Strategopoulos, Ὁ Νικόλαος Μαλαξός, πρωτοπαπᾶς Ναυπλίου, καὶ τὸ συγγραφικό του ἔργο, Thessaloniki 2008, pp. 369-370.

31. (Fol. 296r)

monokondylon: τέλος Βυβλίου (?)ρχου

32. (fols 296v-298r)

Chapter titles of Gregory the Great ⟨translation by Pope Zacharias⟩, Dialogorum liber iv, de vita et miraculis Patrum Italicorum et de aeternitate animarum.

33. (fols 298v-303r)
⟨(Ps) Eusebius of Alexandria⟩, Sermo xvii: De Christi passione

CPG 5526, BHG 635b, Aldama 489, PG 62, 721-724, des. in a shorter form than the edition ἀνεκόμισ(εν)· ἀναστὰς ἐκ νεκρῶν· αὐτῶ ἡ δόξα καὶ τῶ κράτος ... ἀμήν.

34. (fols 303v-305r)

Various texts in Latin and in Italian:

34.i. (fol. 303v)

Verbum caro factum est, tit. E HUMANITATE DOMINI HYMNUS

34.ii. (fols 303v-305r)
La legienda di santa Orsola; Dodici cose sono abominabili hoc?
Incipit: Huomo senza operatione
Explicit: populo senza legie
35. (fols 305v-306v)

Documents related to the Council in Florence

i) fol. 305v: Opinion of the Emperor John VIII, the Palaiologos, ed. Mansi XXXI, 993 E.4-996 D.4; ii) fol. 306r: Opinion of the Patriarch of Constantinople, Joseph II, ed. Mansi XXXI, 993 C.7-D.9; iii) fols 306r-306v: John ⟨the VIII⟩, Pope of Rome, Letter to Photios, Patriarch of Constantinople, ed. Mansi XVII, 525 D- 526 C.8 (up to θεότερον οὕτω ταχέως).

36. (fol. 306v)
Latin Hymn
Incipit: Aur: Regina celi o mater dei
Explicit: bella
37. (fols 307r-322v)
The Book of Revelation, Apocalypsis Iohannis

BHG 920z, Aland 2845 r.

38. (fol. 323)

Addition in hand of M. Morezenos, on truth: i) περὶ ἀληθείας / ἐρῶν τὴν ἀλήθειαν ἀδήλως λέγε / αὐτὴν δ’ ὁ λέγων, θ(εὸ)ν ὁδηγὸν ἔξει. ii) Parahymnographical text, prosomoion (contrafactum): πρὸ(ς) ὡς γενναῖον ⟨ἦχος δ΄⟩; / Ἡ ἀλήθεια δείκνυται ὥσπερ ἥλιος λάμπουσα, τοὺς αὐτὴν / σπουδάζοντας ἐκλαμπρύνουσα. ὁ γὰρ δεσπότης καὶ / κύριος ταύτην ἔχειν ἔγνωμεν ὡς σαφέστατα δηλοῖ, ἐγώ εἰμι φεγγόμενος, ἡ ἀλήθεια, καὶ ὁ ταύτην ἐρῶν/ ἐν ἐμοὶ μένει κᾀγὼ τούτῳ συνῷ πάντως κλέος / παρέχων ἀείμνηστον.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: ii + 325 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 205 × 145 mm.

Hand(s)

several, including Μάξιμος Μαργούνιος RGK I, 259 (fols. 187r-226v)

Decoration

Decorative pieces: fols 1r, 2r, 229r.

Additions: Substantially annotated by M. Morezenos.

Binding

Typical Holkham binding of light brown leather, 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. S. ATHANASII/ GREGORII/ET/CHRYSOSTOMI/VARIA/ GR./COD. RECENS/ in pasted black leather(?): MS. /HOLKHAM/ Gr. 30/

History

Origin: 15th (fols 229-322) and 16th c. (fols 1r-227v; 323r)

Provenance and Acquisition

Ownership Notes: fol. 1r: ἐκ τῶν μάρκου μορεζήνου (in brown ink);

Old Catalogue Nrs: fol. ir: Holk Cat. No. 55 54 CIBI (in pencil). fol. 4r: handwritten note in black ink by B. de Montfaucon: 1698. codex. num. 73. Athanasii opera multa/ Chrysostomi Homiliae, et Gregorii Homiliae ex latino/ Graece conversae codex recens; Ξςον (bottom of fol. 4r, in brown ink). Morezenos 66. Giustiniani 73. Olim Holkham Hall, Libr. of the Earl of Leicester, 54

Record Sources

Description by Dimitrios Skrekas (September 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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