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MS. Holkham Gr. 57

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

Diktyon no.: 48125

Various monastic texts

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: ii + 59 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 192 × 140 mm.

Decoration

fol. 25r: decorative head-piece.

Additions:

Binding

Typical Holkham binding of black 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: / 83 THEODORI STUDITÆ DOCTRINA GR___ MS SÆC. XIII /; in pasted black leather in the left corner of the front cover: MS. /HOLK./ Gr. 57 /

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Old Catalogue Nrs: 1st pasted down in its verso: MS. Holkham Gr. 57 (in pencil); fol. i(r) (in pencil); Holk Cat. No 111 99 111 ^85^ CI B.9.; MS. Holkham Gr. 62 (Morezenos 67, Giustiniani 74) was the first part of this manuscript.

Holkham Hall library.

MS. Holkham Gr. 57 – Part A (fols. 1–24)

Contents

Language(s): Greek

1. (fols 1r-7r)
Theodore the Studite, Doctrina Chronica Monasterii Studii

PG 99, 1693–1704, eds A. Mai, G. Cozza-Luzi, Nova patrum bibliotheca: Sancti Thedori Studitae scripta varia quae in Sirmondi editione desunt. Omnia cum editoris interpretatione et adnotationibus. Sancti Nicephori Patriarchae Constantinopolitani opera adversus Iconomachos, vol. 5, Rome 1849, Th. Studitae, Catechesis Chronica, pp. 103–111.

2. (fols 7r-15v)
⟨Ps.⟩Anastasios of Sinai, Catechesis Chronica

CPG 7777, ed. I. B. Pitra, Iuris ecclesiastici Graecorum historia et monumenta II, Rome, 1868, pp. 278–280.

3. (fols 15v-18r)

Extracts from works of Neophytos the Recluse: i)15v-17v: Neophytos the Recluse, Πρὸς τοὺς ἀτακτοῦντας καὶ λύοντας τὰ τῆς νηστείας προοίμια, ed. I. Stephanes et al, Ἁγίου Νεοφύτου σωζόμενα ἔργα, 59–60 (1A); ii) 17v-18r: Neophytos the Recluse, ed. I. Stephanes et al, Ἁγίου Νεοφύτου σωζόμενα ἔργα, 60–61 (1B).

4. (18r-20r)
Extracts from Canons on Liturgical Issues

Most of them are attributed to Nikephoros of Constantinople: i) fol. 18r-18v: tit. νικηφόρου π(ατ)ριάρχ(ου) κωνσταντινουπόλ(εως)· τοῦ ὁμολογητ(ουῦ) κε(φάλαια) διάφορα κ(αὶ) διὰ τὶ τὸ ἁγίασμα ἐδώθ(η), inc. Ἰστέον ὅτι παρελάβομ(εν) ὑπὸ τ(ῶν) ἁγί(ων) κ(αὶ) θεοφόρ(ων) π(ατέ)ρων ἡμ(ῶν) … des. τ(ὰς) νεομηνί(ας) καὶ τὰ σάββατ(α) οὐ τηρεῖτε. ii) fol. 18v: tit. περὶ τοῦ πῶς ἀναγινώσκετ(αι) τὸ εὐα(γγέλιον) τοῦ ὄρθρ(ου) κ(αὶ) τῆς λειτουργί(ας), inc. Ἰστέον ὅτι τὸ εὐα(γγέλιον) τοῦ ὄρθρ(ου), ὑπὸ τοῦ ἱερέ(ως) ἀναγινώσκετ(αι) … des. λέγουσι τοῦτο οἱ διάκονοι εἰς τὴν λειτουργί(αν); iii) fols. 18v-19r: tit. Περὶ τοῦ πότε λειτουργοῦνται ἡ λειτουργείαις τοῦ μεγάλ(ου) βασ(ι)λ(είου) κ(αὶ) τοῦ χρ(υσοστόμ)ου. κ(αὶ) ἡ προηγιασμένη, inc. Ἰστέον ὅτι ὁ νικηφόρος κ(αὶ) ταράσιος οἱ ἀοίδιμοι π(ατ)ριάρχαι … des. προηγιασμ(ένη) γινομ(ένη) ἐν τῶ μ(ε)γ(ά)λ(ω) ναῶ. iv) 19v-20r: tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ νικηφόρου π(ατ)ριάρχ(ου), κωνσταντινουπόλ(εως), περὶ ὅτι οὐ χρὴ τὸν ἱερέα ἱερουργεῖν καθ᾽ἑκάστην. inc. Ἰστέον δὲ καὶ τοῦτο· ὅτι οὐ δεῖ τ(ὸν) ἱερέα ἱερουργ(εῖν) καθ´ ἑκάστην ἡμέραν … des. τὰ θεῖα μεταχειρίζονται μυστήρια. v) fol. 20r: tit. πε(ρὶ) τοῦ πότ(ε) χρὴ τ(ὸν) ἄνδρ(α) ἀπέχεσθαι τ(ῆς) γυναικὸς αὐτ(οῦ). inc. ἡ δὲ δευτέρα σύνοδος, (the text breaks off here)

Fols. 20v-24v blank.

Physical Description

Form: codex

Layout

20 lines per page

History

Origin: 16th c.

MS. Holkham Gr. 57 – Part B (fols. 25–48)

Contents

Language(s): Greek

(fols 25–45v)
Fundatio urbis CP. et ecclesiae S. Sophiae

BHG 369m, ; identified in Pinakes as an extract from Georgius Hamartolos, Chronicon.

Fols. 46r-48v blank.

Physical Description

Form: codex

Layout

20 lines per page

History

Origin: 1552

Provenance

Fol. 45v: ἐγράφη ἡ παροῦσα διήγησις ἐν ἔτει ιζξ´ (=1552)/ ἀπὸ κτίσεως τῆς ἁγίας σοφίας ἀριθμήσαντες εὕρωμεν κτισθήσαν αὐτὴν χρόνους, ιαδα.

MS. Holkham Gr. 57 – Part C (fols. 49–57)

Contents

Language(s): Greek

(fols 49r-57v)
Georgios/Gennadios Scholarios, Ἔλεγχος τῆς Ἰουδαϊκῆς πλάνης, Refutatio erroris Judaeorum (Dialogus)

The text breaks at προειρῆσθαι γὰρ αὐτῷ θεόθεν, eds L. Petit – X. A. Sideridès – Μ. Jugie, Oeuvres complètes de Georges Scholarios. Paris, vol. 3, 1930, pp. 251–272.26.

Fols. 58r-59r blank.

Physical Description

Form: codex

Layout

39 lines per page

Hand(s)

Μάξιμος Μαργούνιος (RGK I 259, RGK II 356, RGK III 427)

History

Origin: 16th c.

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description by Dimitrios Skrekas (2019), with the support of the Leventis Foundation, the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research, the Yerolemou Trust and the Michael Marks Charitable Trust.

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2019-02-07: New description by Skrekas