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MS. Holkham Gr. 82

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

Diktyon no.: 48150

Various – mainly patristic and Hagiographical – texts.

Contents

Language(s): Greek

1. (fol. ir)

Texts related to Crete in hand of Morezenos; see Marginalia below.

2. (fols v(v)-vi(v))

Table of Contents from the beginning up to fol. 128v. Text in hand of Morezenos. Each page has the heading πίναξ.

3. (fols 1r-128v)
Patristic Florilegium

Arranged under subjects: tit. περὶ ψόγου καὶ διαβολῆς τοῦ εὐαγγελίου λέγοντος, inc. ⟨Ps.-Maximos the Confessor⟩, ⟨Loci communes⟩, CPG 7718, PG 91.784.A4-B3, des. πρὸς ἀνάστασιν ὁ Χ(ριστὸ)ς, ἀναστὰς ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν.

4. (fols 130r-199r)
John Canabutzes, In Dionysium Halicarnassensem commentarium

Ed. M. Lehnerdt, Ioannis Canabutzae magistri ad principem Aeni et Samothraces in Dionysium Halicarnassensem commentarius, Leipzig, 1890, pp. 1-76.

5. (fols 201v-235r)
Apocrypha, Salomon rex et propheta, Testamentum ad Roboam filium suum

CAVT 162, BHG 2389-2391, 2390, tit. διήγησις περὶ τῆς διαθήκ(η)ς Σολομῶντος καὶ περὶ τῆς ἐλεύσεως τῶν δαιμόνων καὶ περί τῆς τοῦ ναοῦ οἰκοδομῆς. inc. Εὐλογητὸς ὁ θ(εὸ)ς ὁ δοὺς τῷ Σολομώντι τὴν ἐξουσίαν ταύτην. Καὶ ἰδοὺ ἀνοικοδομουμ(ένη)ς τῆς Ἰ(ερουσαλ)ὴμ … des. σεραφὶμ κεκραγότα καὶ λέγοντα ἅγιος, ἅγιος. Κύριος σαβαὼθ καὶ εὐλογητὸς εἶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰῶνων ἀμην. Ed. C. McCown, The Testament of Solomon, edited from Manuscripts at Mount Athos, Bologna, Holkham Hall, Jerusalem, London, Milan, Paris and Vienna, Leipzig, 1922, pp. 5*-75*

6. (fols 236r-259v)
Sophronios of Jerusalem, Life of Mary of Egypt

CPG 7675, BHG 1042c, inc. Μυστήριον βασιλέως κρίπτειν … des. ἐτελεύτησε δὲ Ζωσιμᾶς εἰς ἐκεῖνο τὸ μοναστήριον ἑκατὸν ἐγ(ένετο) ἐτῶν· χάριτι καὶ φιλαν(θρωπ)ία … αἰώνων ἀμήν. PG 87, 3697-3726.

7. ( fols 262r-274r)
⟨Georgios Moschampar (?)⟩, Dialogus de processione S. Spiritus I (incomplete)

tit. Διάλεξις Γραικῶν καὶ Λατίνων περὶ τοῦ μεταξὴ τῶν ἀμφοτέρ(ων) σχησμάτων πάνυ σοφωτάτη καὶ χρήσιμος. inc. Ἐρώτ(ησις) Ἰταλῶν: Διατὶ σχήζεσθε ἀφ᾽ ἡμῶν καὶ οὐ συγκοινωνεῖτε ὅλως ἡμῖν … des. ἡ θεία καὶ χάρις καὶ ἡ ἐνέργεια τοῦ παναγίου πν(εύματο)ς. ed. N. Metaxas, Μαξίμου τοῦ Μαργουνίου Ταπεινοῦ Κυθήρων Ἐπισκόπου Διάλογος, London 1624, pp. 1-43. 27; also partially edited in L. Silvano, ‘Per l'edizione della "Disputa tra un ortodosso e une latinofrone seguace di Becco sulla processione dello Spirito Santo" di Giorgio Moschampar. Con un inedito di Bonaventura Vulcanius’,  Medioevo greco, 14, 2014, 251-261.

8. (fols 274v-275v)
⟨Joseph I Patriarch of Constantinople⟩, Profession of Faith,

tit. Ὁμολογία πίστεως ἱερ(ῶν) ἱερατικῆ. eds V. Laurent, J. Darrouzès, Dossier grec de l’Union de Lyon (1273-1277), Archives de L’Orient Chretien, Paris, 1976, pp. 327-331.

9. (fols 275v-276r)

Selection from the Report of the representatives of the Greek Church present at the Council of Florence (November 1452), addressed to the Emperor John Palaiologos, tit. Ἀπολογία πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα κύριον Ἰωάννην παρὰ τῶν ὑπεγραψάντων καὶ μὴ ὑπογραψάντων ἐν τῆ τῆς φλωρεντίας συναθρίσει. Inc. Ἐν τῷ ὄρω τοίνυν ἐκείνῳ …  des. ὡς ἀλλότρια· κ(αὶ) ἀήθη διαφυλάττοντα δόγματα. eds L. Petit, X. Sidéridès, M. Jugie, Γεωργίου τοῦ Σχολαρίου ἅπαντα τὰ εὑρισκόμενα. Œuvres complètes de Georges/Gennade Scholarios, vol. 3, Paris, 1930, pp. 190.24-191.24.

10. (fols 277-280)
Pantaleon Diaconus, Laudatio S. Michaelis Archangeli

BHG 1289, tit. Παντολέοντος διακόνου τῆς μεγάλης ἐκκλησίας καὶ τῶν εὐσεβίου ἐγκωμι(ον) inc. Ὁ τῶν ἀΰλων πν(ευμάτ)ων κ(ύρι)ος κ(αὶ) πάσης σαρκὸς ἐξουσιαστής … des. καὶ ἅπασαν κτίσιν φωταγωγεῖ οὗ ταῖς πρεσβείαις ἐλευθερώσει ἡμᾶς ἐκ τῶν σκανδάλων τοῦ ἐχθροῦ ἀμήν. (unpublished; Latin translation: PG 98, 1259-1266).

11. (fols 285-288v)
⟨Germanus II Patriarch of Constantinople⟩, Homilia in SS. Angelos

BHG 129h, tit. Νοεμβρίω η| μινὴ text crossed out./Εἶς τὴν Σύναξιν τῶν ἀσωμάτων. inc. Φέραι τοίνυν εἰς μέσον τὸν εὐαγγελιστὴν Λουκᾶν λέγοντα … des. ἀσκανδαλίστους ἐν τῶ νῦν αἰῶ(νι), ἐν δὲ τὼ μέλοντι τῆς ἐπουρανίου τάξεως ἀξιωθῶμ(εν), χάριτι καὶ φιλανθρωπια τοῦ κ(υρίο)υ ἡμ(ῶν)(ησο)ῦ Χ(ριστο)ῦ· ὦ ἡ δόξα … ἀμήν.

Blank folios: ii(r)-ii(v), iii(v), iv(r)- v(r), 129r-129v, 199v-201r, 235v, 260r-261v, 280v, 284r, 289r, 290r, 291r-291v.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: vi + 293 leaves (fols 62 and 106 have two parts each; fols 62a, 62b, 106a, 106b).
Dimensions (leaf): 215 × 160 mm.

Collation

1 x 2 (ii), 1 x 4 (vi), 8 x 8 (63; fols 62a and 62b), 6 x 8 (110; fols 106a and 106b), 2 x 8 (125; 1 cut fol. after fol. 111), 1 x 4 (129), 9 x 8 (201), 1 x 4 (205), 1 x 8 (213), 1 x 4 (217), 2 x 8 (233), 1 x 2 (235), 1 x 8 (243), 1 x 4 (247), 1 x 6 (253), 2 x 4 (261), 1 x 8 (269), 1 x 8-1 (276), 1 x 8 (284), 1 x 6-1 (289), 2 x 2 (293).

Layout

Varies; 19-25 lines per page

Hand(s)

Βενέδικτος Ἐπισκοπόπουλος, RGK I, 38, Álbum de copistas de manuscritos griegos en España, I, 37. (accessed at 1st September 2019) - Episcopulus, Benedictus (fols 130r-199r). A. Diller, ‘Joannes Canabutzes’, Byzantion 40 (1970) 272; E. S. Giannopoulos, Ἡ Ἄνθηση τῆς Ψαλτικῆς Τέχνης στὴν Κρήτη (1566-1669), Ἵδρυμα Βυζαντινῆς Μουσικολογίας-Μελέται 11, Athens 2004, pp. 143-154.

Decoration

Various decorative headpieces: i) fol. 1r: Large piece (in black and red) which was written over the first five lines of the main text. The scribe realised that he needed a decoration and apparently covered those lines with it. On top of the sketch it is written in red ink: ἰ(ησο)ῦ υἱὲ| τοῦ θ(ε)οῦ ἐλέη|σόν με. (on left and right sides); ii) fol. 130r: small piece in red ink, partly lost due to paper cut; Simple decoration: fols 201v, 236r (with use of simple cross), 262r, 277r,

Additions:

fol. iiir: Γήθεο καυχομένη μᾶλα ὡς Ἐκατόμπολις οὔσα| κρήτεα καὶ πρώτη ἐν πτολέεσσι πᾶσαις| Καταπῶς ὁ ἡλίος τὴν νύκτα κρύβεται, ὄχ λαμβάνεται καὶ ὄταν εἶχ|κρυπτόμενος φαῖνεται ἀλλ οὐ καὶ φέγγει καὶ λαμπρύνει οὕτω καὶ| ἂν ἄπαυσω ὁλίγ(ον) ἡ ἀξιά σου ἀλλὰ οὐδὲν ἐλύθη καὶ ἐκεῖ ἀποῦ εἶχεν κρυβόμενον| πάλιν φέγγει καὶ λαμπρύνει

fol. 128v: ἐτελειώθη τὸ παρὸν παλεὼν·

fol. 235r: δόξα σοι ὁ θ(εό)ς μου καὶ κ(ύριο)ς δόξα σοι· σὺν τὴ υπ(ε)ρ(αγία) θ(εοτό)κω κ(αὶ) τῶ τιμίω προδρόμ(ω) καὶ πασ(ι) ἁγίοις (an πάντ(ας) ἁγίους?) δόξα σοι. See also C. McCown, The Testament of Solomon, edited from Manuscripts at Mount Athos, Bologna, Holkham Hall, Jerusalem, London, Milan, Paris and Vienna, Leipzig 1922, p. 75*, apparatus

fol. 274r: εγω μ(εν) παπα γεώργιος φρ| γαμαρ| (μοσχάμπαρ?) ημων θ

fol. 276v: ὅρος| ἅπαντα τὰ παρὰ τῶν ἁγίων πατέρων καινοτομηθέντα ἢ μετὰ τούτων πραχθησόμενα ἀνάθεμα γης; Pen-trials by different hand: Χ(ριστὸ)ς γεννᾶτε δοξάσατε (bis)

fol. 289v: Excerpts with Hymns for the Archangels: i) Ἰω Δαμ(ασκηνοῦ) ἔθου τῶν κτισμάτων ἀπαρχὴν οὐσί(αν) τὴν ἀσώματον ποιητὰ τῶν ἀγγέλων. Beginning of the second troparion of the 1st ode of the 1st Canon in Honour of the Archangels by John the Monk (8 November), See MenR II, p. 81; ii) ἀγγέλους ἐπέστησας φύλακας τοῖς ἀν(θρώπ)οις ὡς εὔσπλαγχνος διακόνους ἀνέδειξας τῆς σωτηρίας τῶν σῶν θεραπώντων. The third troparion of the 3rd ode of the 1st Canon in Honour of the Archangels by John the Monk (8 November), See MenR II, p. 82. iii) ἰωσὴφ | ὤφ⟨θ⟩ης προηγούμενος τοῦ πάλαι ἰ(σρα)ὴλ· προσταγαῖς τοῦ ἐξ ἰακὼβ· τοῖς βροτοῖς παχύτητι ὀφθεὶς σώματος Μιχαὴλ ἀσώματε· Τῶν ἀγγέλων ἀρχιστράτηγε. First troparion of the 5th Ode of the 1st Canon in Honour of Archangel Michael., composed by Joseph the Hymnographer (6 September), See MenR I, p. 69. iv) Ἰω. Δαμ./ ⟨Θεοπρε⟩πῶς ἐκ μὴ ὄντων κ(ύρι)ε τῷ λόγω σου παρήγαγες, οὐσί(ας) τῶν ἐπουρανίων ἀθ⟨α⟩νάτω(ω) στρατιῶν φωτοειδεῖς αὐτὰς ἐργασάμενος. First troparion of the 6th ode of the 1st Canon in Honour of the Archangels by John the Monk (8 November), See MenR II, p. 84. ἐγὼ μὲν οἰ με ζη λέγω σοι

Binding

Typical Holkham binding of dark 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: / TRACTATUS/ VARII/ GR.–/ SÆC. XV./ ; in pasted black leather: MS. /HOLKHAM/ Gr. 82/

History

Origin: 16th century

Provenance and Acquisition

Ownership Notes: fol. iiir; ἱερεὺς μάρκος μορζῆνος; fol. 1r, fol. 1r: (in grey ink): ἐκ τῶν μαρκου Ἱερέως τοῦ μορζήνου κ(αὶ) κρητὸς;

Catalogue Nrs: paste down: MS. Holkham Gr. 82 fol. ir: (in pencil); Holk Cat. No. 127 126 (subscr. 99) C2B1; fol. 1r: handwritten note in grey ink by B. de Montfaucon: 1698· Cod. num. 26./ Codex 300 circiter Annorum/varia continens qua/ in Superiore catalogo/ ennumerantur/= Giustiniani 26; (at the bottom, in brown ink): ΝΓον =Morezenos 53,; Olim Holkham Hall, Libr. of the Earl of Leicester, 99.

Record Sources

Description by Dimitrios Skrekas (2020), 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

2020-07-08: New description by Dimitris Skrekas.