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MS. Holkham Gr. 38

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

Diktyon no.: 48106

Chrysostom on Matthew, 11th century and 15th century

Contents

Language(s): Greek

John Chrysostom, In Matthaeum homiliae 45-90

CPG 4424

1. (fols 1r-4r)

Homilia 45, PG 58, 471-476.

2. (fols 4r-8r)

Homilia 46, PG 58, 476-482.

3. (fols 8r-12r)

Homilia 47, PG 58, 482-486.

4. (fols 12v-18v)

Homilia 48, PG 58, 487-496, BHG 853t.

5. (fols 19r-24v)

Homilia 49, BHG 853t, PG 58, 496-504.

6. (fols 24v-28v)

Homilia 50, PG 58, 504-510.

7. (fols 28v-34r)

Homilia 51, PG 58, 510-518.

8. (fols 34v-39v)

Homilia 52, PG 58, 518-526.

9. (fols 39v-44v)

Homilia 53, PG 58, 526-532.

10. (fols 44v-50r)

Homilia 54, PG 58, 532-540.

11. (fols 50r-55v)

Homilia 55, PG 58, 540-550.

12. (fols 56r-62r)

Homilia 56, PG 58, 550-558, BHG 1984.

13. (fols 62r-67v)

Homilia 57, PG 58, 558-566.

14. (fols 67v-73r)

Homilia 58, PG 58, 566-574.

15. (fols 73r-80r)

Homilia 59, PG 58, 574-584.

16. (fols 80r-83r)

Homilia 60, PG 58, 584-588.

17. (fols 83r-88r)

Homilia 61, PG 58, 588-596.

18. (fols 88r-93r)

Homilia 62, PG 58, 596-604.

19. (fols 93r-97r)

Homilia 63, PG 58, 604-610.

20. (fols 97r-102v)

Homilia 64, PG 58, 610-618.

21. (fols 103r-109r)

Homilia 65, PG 58, 618-626.

22. (fols 109r-113v)

Homilia 66, PG 58, 626-632.

23. (fols 113v-118v)

Homilia 67, PG 58, 632-640.

24. (fols 118v-124r)

Homilia 68, PG 58, 640-648.

25. (fols 124r-129v)

Homilia 69, PG 58, 648-654.

26. (fols 129v-134v)

Homilia 70, PG 58, 655-662.

27. (fols 134v-138r)

Homilia 71, PG 58, 662-668.

28. (fols 138r-142v)

Homilia 72, PG 58, 668-674.

29. (fols 142v-146v)

Homilia 73, PG 58, 674-680.

30. (fols 146v-151v)

Homilia 74, PG 58, 680-686.

31. (fols 151v-157r)

Homilia 75, PG 58, 686-694.

32. (fols 157r-162r)

Homilia 76, PG 58, 694-702.

33. (fols 162v-168v)

Homilia 77, PG 58, 702-710.

34. (fols 168v-173v)

Homilia 78, PG 58, 711-718.

35. (fols 173v-178r)

Homilia 79, PG 58, 718-724.

36. (fols 178r-182v)

Homilia 80, PG 58, 724-730.

37. (fols 182v-188r)

Homilia 81, PG 58, 730-738.

38. (fols 188r-193v)

Homilia 82, PG 58, 738-746.

39. (fols 194r-198r)

Homilia 83, PG 58, 746-752

40. (fols 198r-202r)

Homilia 84, PG 58, 752-758.

41. (fols 202v-207r)

Homilia 85, PG 58, 758-764.

42. (fols 207r-211v)

Homilia 86, PG 58, 764-770.

43. (fols 211v-216r)

Homilia 87, PG 58, 770-774.

44. (fols 216r-220v)

Homilia 88, PG 58, 775-782.

45. (fols 220v-224v)

Homilia 89, PG 58, 782-788.

46. (fols 225r-228r)

Homilia 90, des. mut. στεφανοῖ. PG 58, 788-792. 3.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment (fols 13-164, 166-183) and paper (fols 1-12; 165, 189-429).
Extent: ii + 230 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 380 × 260 mm.

Condition

The text is badly destroyed at the end; has been faded quite significantly, with various substitutions over the original (see e.g. fols 14 onwards)

Layout

Written in 2 columns, 39 lines in each column for the main part; fols 1-12v, 189-228, 35 lines.

Decoration

Titles, preceding each sermon on parchment parts (from the initial codex) in red ink in Alexandrinische Auszeichnungsmajuskel. Decorated head-pieces.

Additions:

fol.1r (bottom): παρὰ μὲν τοῦ μακαρίου θεοφυλάκτου βουλγαρίας τῆς ἐξηγήσεως ὁ πρῶτος τόμος/ τοῦ θείου Χρυσοστόμου περιέχει ἕως τὸ ιε´κ(εφάλαιον) κ(αὶ) οὗτος ἄρχεται μὲν ἀπὸ τοῦ κδ´κεφ(αλαίου), ἐνἐα κεφαλ …λ ἔστιν ἀπὸ τῶν ις´ (hand 1)/ ταγγερον(?) εἰς τὸ κατὰ ματθαῖον λόγον νε´

Ὅρα ὅττι ἐν τῷ πρῶτῳ μὲν τὸ μικρῷ ἐστὶν λόγος τοῦ Χρυσοστόμου ἕως τοῦ θ´ κεφαλαίου· τοῦ κατὰ ματθαῖ⟨ον⟩ / καὶ ἕως τοῦ ιγ´κεφαλαίου ἐκεῖθεν / ἔσ⟨τι πως καὶ ἀρκτέον (?) […(hand 2?) the foot of fol. 1 is torn away.

Binding

Typical Holkham binding of 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. CHRYSOSTOMI/ HOMILIÆ/ IN/ EVANGELIUM/ MATTHÆI/ GR.–M.S./ SÆC. X./ in pasted black leather: MS. /HOLKHAM/ Gr. /38.

History

Origin: 11th century (except for fols 1-12; 165, 189-429, 15th c.)

Provenance and Acquisition

Ownership Notes: fol. 1r (at the bottom): handwritten note in black ink by B. de Montfaucon: 1698. Codex annorum plus 600 Homiliae Chrysostomi in Matthaeum num. 9

Old Catalogue Nrs: 1st pastedown: 663 e (in pencil); fol. ir: C4A.1 (in pencil) Holk Cat. No. 82 62; Morezenos (unknown number); Giustiniani 9. Holkham Hall, Libr. of the Earl of Leicester, 62.

Record Sources

Description by Dimitrios Skrekas (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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