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MS. Holkham Gr. 39

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

Diktyon no.: 48107

Chrysostom on John, 11th century, third quarter

Contents

Language(s): Greek

John Chrysostom, In Iohannem Homiliae 1-44

CPG 4425

1. (fols 1r-5v)

Homilia 1, BHG 923, PG 59, 23-30

2. (fols 5v-13v)

Homilia 2, PG 59, 30-38

3. (fols 13v-22r)

Homilia 3, PG 59, 38-46

4. (fols 22r-28v)

Homilia 4, PG 59, 46-54

5. (fols 28v-34v)

Homilia 5, PG 59, 54-60

6. (fols 34v-36v)

Homilia 6, PG 59, 60-62

7. (fols 36v-39r)

Homilia 7, PG 59, 62-66

8. (fols 39v-42v)

Homilia 8, PG 59, 66-70

9. (fols 42v-46r)

Homilia 9, PG 59, 70-74

10. (fols 46v-50v)

Homilia 10, PG 59, 74-78

11. (fols 50v-53v)

Homilia 11, PG 59, 78-80

12. (fols 53v-58r)

Homilia 12, PG 59, 81-86

13. (fols 58v-63v)

Homilia 13, PG 59, 86-92

14. (fols 63v-68v)

Homilia 14, PG 59, 92-98

15. (fols 68v-73v)

Homilia 15, PG 59, 98-102

16. (fols 73v-79r)

Homilia 16, PG 59, 102-108

17. (fols 79r-85r)

Homilia 17, PG 59, 108-114

18. (fols 85r-91r)

Homilia 18, PG 59, 114-120

19. (fols 91v-95r)

Homilia 19, PG 59, 120-124

20. (fols 95r-98v)

Homilia 20, PG 59, 124-128

21. (fols 98v-103v)

Homilia 21, PG 59, 128-134

22. (fols 103v-108r)

Homilia 22, PG 59, 134-138

23. (fols 108v-113r)

Homilia 23, PG 59, 138-144

24. (fols 113r-118r)

Homilia 24, PG 59, 144-148

25. (fols 118r-122v)

Homilia 25, PG 59, 148-152

26. (fols 122v-126v)

Homilia 26, PG 59, 153-158

27. (fols 127r-131r)

Homilia 27, PG 59, 158-162

28. (fols 131r-136r)

Homilia 28, PG 59, 162-166

29. (fols 136r-141r)

Homilia 29, PG 59, 166-172

30. (fols 141r-144v)

Homilia 30, PG 59, 172-176

31. (fols 145r-152v)

Homilia 31, PG 59, 176-184

32. (fols 152v-157v)

Homilia 32, PG 59, 184-188

33. (fols 157v-162r)

Homilia 33, PG 59, 188-192

34. (fols 162r-167v)

Homilia 34, PG 59, 193-198

35. (fols 168r-172v)

Homilia 35, PG 59, 198-204

36. (fols 172v-176r)

Homilia 36, PG 59, 204-208

37. (fols 176v-180v)

Homilia 37, PG 59, 208-212

38. (fols 180v-188v)

Homilia 38, PG 59, 212-220

39. (fols 188v-197v)

Homilia 39, PG 59, 220-228

40. (fols 197v-203r)

Homilia 40, PG 59, 228-234

41. (fols 203v-207v)

Homilia 41, PG 59, 234-238

42. (fols 208r-214r)

Homilia 42, PG 59, 239-244

43. (fols 214r-217r)

Homilia 43, PG 59, 245-248

44. (fols 217r-220r)

Homilia 44, PG 59, 248-250

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment (fols 1-220), paper (fols i-ii, 221, 222)
Extent: ii + 222 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 330 × 240 mm.

Layout

Written in two columns, 30-31 lines per column; Lake II, 19d.

Decoration

Various decorative head-pieces preceding each chapter: fols 1, 22, 28v, 34v, 36v, 39v, 42v, 50v, 58v, 63v, 68v, 73v, 79, 85, 91v, 95, 118, 145, 168, 172v, 197v, 214; ending with cruciform decorative shape, fol. 220r. Titles in red ink: in Alexandrinische Auszeichnungsmajuskel (main titles) and in epigraphische Auszeichnungsmajuskel (the rest).

Additions:

fol. 1r: ownership note as above in provenance followed by: ἔστι δὲ τὸ αὐτὸ καὶ ἐν ἑτἐρῳ ὅ ὅτι τὸ τὸ πρ/ωτον ἐστὶν/ τοῦτο/ καὶ ἐν τῶ δευ/τερω τόμω ἐστὶ τὸ/ ἐπίλ(οι)π(ον)

fol. 220v: various names written as pen trials, eg. Θεοδορος, Γριγορης, Βασιλη,

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/ S. JOHANNIS./ GR.–M.S./ SÆC. X./ in pasted black leather: MS. /HOLKHAM/ Gr. /39

History

Origin: 11th c. (third quarter) ; Constantinople (?). See Hutter, 67

Provenance and Acquisition

Ownership Notes: fol. 1r (at the bottom): handwritten note in black ink by B. de Montfaucon: 1698· Chrysostomus (Chrysostomi Hutter) in Joannem annorum plus 600. num. 10.

+ τοῦ θείου Ἰω(άνν)ου τοῦ θεολόγου τὸ εὐ(αγγέλ)ιον τοῦ μακαρίου Ἰω(άνν)ου τοῦ Χρυσοστόμου/ ἡ ἐξήγησις, ἔστι δὲ κ(αὶ) κτήμα Ἰωάννου τοῦ Μορεζήνου.

fol. 220r: the text is badly damaged, it is almost entirely illegible: + ι ὶ ερο έφων/ αφιεροθ(η) τὸ παὸν λιν´ αηλ´./ α ξιων μοις α[μ]ην τὰ ⟨ἡ⟩μῖν: `ιλων·/τρ,ξι βουλὴ(ν) ιᾶση/ άγιω ον/ ντις`ἀ ἵ τρϊ ηλ´/ι η π`τερ` κ(αὶ) ησαν/ τ ωιση καὶ ἡμερι`/ ᾽ὶ ό μι κ(αὶ) ἕτων` τὴν θεοτόκον,/ ἰωδη των κ(αὶ) ἐν τη ὥρα ἄρα ημω(ν) α

fol. 220v (15th c. hand): + ὁ ἐν ξένοις ξένος, κ(αὶ) ἐν μοναχοῖς ἐλάχιστος ἀμόναχο(ς).

Old Catalogue Nrs: 1st pastedown: 662 e (in pencil); fol. ir: C3B.8 (in pencil) Holk Cat. No. 64; Morezenos 57, fol. 1r (bottom-middle) ΝΖ (half destroyed); Giustiniani 10. Holkham Hall, Libr. of the Earl of Leicester, 64.

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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