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MS. Holkham Gr. 94

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

Diktyon no.: 48162

Onasander, Strategicus


Language(s): Greek

(fols 1r-72v)
Onasander, Strategicus,

⟨ΟΝΑΣΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΣΤΡΑΤΗΓΙΚΟΣ Ἱ⟩ππικῶν μὲν … eds W.A. Oldfather, A.S. Pease, and J.B. Titchener, Aeneas Tacticus, Asclepiodotus, Onasander, Cambridge, Mass, 1923 (repr. 1962), pp. 368–526, also repr. as Aeneas Tacticus, Asclepiodotus, Onasander with an English Translation by Members of the Illinois Greek Club. Cambridge Mass, 2001, pp. 368–526.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper.
Dimensions (leaf): 208 × 155 mm.


1 × 2 (ii), i-ii, 9 × 8 (71; 1st quire: iii-7, fol 72 is pasted to 71), 1 × 2 (74 + 1 pasted)


13–15 lines per page.


Ἰάκωβος Διασσωρινός, (RGK I, 143; RGK II, 191; RGK III, 241; Álbum de copistas de manuscritos griegos en España, I, 32 Diassorinus, Iacobus, accessed 12 February 2020). The MS had been erroneously attributed to the scribe Constantine Palaeocappa. See P. Canart, ‘Scribes grecs de la Renaissance. Additions et corrections aux répertoires de Vogel-Gardthausen et de Patrinélis’ Scriptorium 17.1 (1963) 61.

Additions: fol. iii(r): ονοσάνδρου στρατηγικὰ/ Suidas: Ὁνόσανδρος φιλόσοφος πλατωνικός τακτικὰ περὶ στρατηγημάτων, ὑπομνήματα εἰς Πλάτωνος πολιτείας. Homi(?) anti homos(?) citatur ·n· ab νο.


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: / ONOSANDRI STRATEGEMATA MS. SÆC. XV; in pasted black leather: MS. /HOLKHAM/ Gr. 94


Origin: 16th century, middle

Provenance and Acquisition

Catalogue Nrs: front paste down, middle, in pencil: MS Holkham Gr. 94; fol. i(r), in pencil: No 287 286 D2 B6; Olim Holkham Hall, Libr. of the Earl of Leicester, 286

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.


Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-21: New description by D. Skrekas.