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MS. Holkham Gr. 62

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

Diktyon no.: 48130

Leo VI, Sermons

Contents

Language(s): Greek

Leo VI, Sermons

Ms. Holkham Gr. 57 was initially the last part of this MS.

1. (fol. iii(v))

Table of Contents including items from MS Holkham Gr 57, tit. πίναξ τοῦ παρόντος βιβλίου (title and the last three pieces in the list have been added by I. Morezenos).

2. (fols 1r-6v)

Homilia in depositionem corporis Christi, BHG 451v, , ed. T. Antonopoulou, Leonis VI Sapientis Imperatoris Byzantini Homiliae Turnhout 2008, pp. 29-41.

3. (fols 7r-13v)

Homilia in Dominicam Resurrectionem, ed. T. Antonopoulou, Leonis VI Sapientis Imperatoris Byzantini Homiliae Turnhout 2008, pp. 43-59.

4. (fols 14r-16v)

Homilia in Ascensionem Christi, ed. T. Antonopoulou, Leonis VI Sapientis Imperatoris Byzantini Homiliae Turnhout 2008, pp. 61-67.

5. (fols 17r-27v)

Homilia in omnes Sanctos, BHG 1616, , ed. T. Antonopoulou, Leonis VI Sapientis Imperatoris Byzantini Homiliae Turnhout 2008, pp. 103-122.

6. (fols 28r-36r)

Homilia in B. Mariae dormitionem, BHG 1113, , ed. T. Antonopoulou, Leonis VI Sapientis Imperatoris Byzantini Homiliae Turnhout 2008, pp. 167-179.

7. (fols 36v-42v)

Homilia in decollationem S. Iohannis Baptistae, BHG 863, , ed. T. Antonopoulou, Leonis VI Sapientis Imperatoris Byzantini Homiliae Turnhout 2008, pp. 181-193.

8. (fols 43r-48r)

Homilia in Pentecosten, ed. T. Antonopoulou, Leonis VI Sapientis Imperatoris Byzantini Homiliae Turnhout 2008, pp. 69-79.

9. (fols 48v-52r)

Homilia in B. Mariae annuntiationem, BHG 1118p, , ed. T. Antonopoulou, Leonis VI Sapientis Imperatoris Byzantini Homiliae Turnhout 2008, pp. 5-11.

10. (fols 52v-59v)

Homilia in Festum palmarum, ed. T. Antonopoulou, Leonis VI Sapientis Imperatoris Byzantini Homiliae Turnhout 2008, pp. 13-26.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper. Watermark: an angel in a circle, surrounded by a star (Briquet 650 [an. 1570, 1576]), similar to Briquet 643. See T. Antonopoulou, Leonis VI Sapientis Imperatoris Byzantini Homiliae p. xxxi, fn. 32.
Extent: iii + 61 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 193 × 140 mm.

Collation

7 x 8 (55), 1 x 4 (59).

Layout

26 lines per page.

Decoration

Various decorative head-pieces in red ink preceding each sermon. Large initial decorative letters in the beginning of each text.

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: LEONIS IMP. OPUSCULA GR. M.S. SÆC. XII. In pasted black leather: MS. |HOLK.| Gr. 62|

History

Origin: 16th century

Provenance and Acquisition

Ownership Notes: fol. iiir: (in brown ink): ἐκ τῶν βιβλί(ων) ἐμοῦ Ἰω(άνν)ου Ἱερέως τοῦ μορζήνου. See E. Kakoulidi-Panou, E. Karantzola, M. Chalvatzidaki (eds), Ιωάννης Μορεζήνος, Κλίνη Σολομώντος, Ιστορίες Θαυμάτων της Παναγίας [1599], Herakleio 2007, κη΄ and T. Antonopoulou, Leonis VI Sapientis Imperatoris Byzantini Homiliae Turnhout 2008, pp. xxxi-xxxii.

Old Catalogue Nrs: 1st paste down in its verso (in the centre, in pencil): MS. Holkham Gr. 62; fol. i(r), in pencil: Holk. Cat. No 109 88 CI BII ; fol. iiir (right margin): handwritten note in brown ink by B. de Montfaucon: 1698· Codex num 74.| recentissimus Leonis Im|peratoris Opuscula.| Theodori Studita Doctrina; (centre at the bottom) ΞΖ ον =Morezenos 67, Giustiniani 74. Olim Holkham Hall, Libr. of the Earl of Leicester, 88.

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.

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