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MS. Barocci 156

Summary Catalogue no.: 156

Makarios Khrysokephalos AD 1344, 22 December


(fols. 3r–362r)
Makarios Khrysokephalos (metropolitan of Philadelphia), catena in Matthaeum,

fol. 3rv preface, pr. from this MS., PG 150. 240–1; fols. 3v–13v index of contents; fols. 14r–360v; fols. 361r–362r later addition by the author, entitled τὰ ὑϲτερήϲαντα εἰϲ τὴν ἐξήγηϲιν τοῦ εὐαγγελίου, ἤγουν ἅπερ εὕρομεν ὕϲτερον. Fol. 362v blank.

Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper (except fols. 1–2), watermarked with designs somewhat similar to Mošin–Trajlić nos. 5790 and 6845 (AD 1337 and 1334).
Extent: iii + 365 leaves.
Foliation: Foliated (i–iii), (1–2), 3–329, 340–62, (363–5).


(fol. 3) i 10, (fol. 13) ii–xliii 8, (fol. 359) xliv 4; some quires numbered on top right of first recto, bottom left of last verso


Ruling: 30–35 lines.


Rubrication: vermilion ink used for initials and some simple penwork ornament.

Ornamental strips. (Hutter iii. 161, Abb. 571)


Binding modern.


Origin: 1344, 22 December ; Byzantine, Philadelpheia (Alaşehir)

Provenance and Acquisition

The author’s autograph. Subscription on fol. 360v: ἐτελειώθη ἡ παροῦϲα πρώτη βίβλοϲ τῆϲ ἐξηγήϲεωϲ τοῦ κατὰ Ματθαῖον ἁγίου εὐαγγελίου, τῆϲ ἐκ διαφόρων ϲυντεθείϲηϲ ἐξηγητικῶν λόγων τῶν θείων πατέρων, κατὰ τὴν παροῦϲαν ἡμέραν ἥτιϲ ἐϲτὶν εἰκοϲτὴ δευτέρα τοῦ δεκεμβρίου μηνὸϲ τῆϲ νῦν τρεχούϲηϲ τριϲκαιδεκάτηϲ ἰνδικτιῶνοϲ τοῦ ἑξακιϲχιλιοϲτοῦ ὀκτακοϲιοϲτοῦ πεντηκοϲτοῦ τρίτου[[ϲ]] ἔτουϲ, ἡμέρᾳ τετράδι.|τὸν ϲυντεθέντα Φιλαδελφίαϲ πόθῳ|Μακάριον ταπεινὸν ἐν τοῖϲ ϲοῖϲ θύταιϲ|φύλαττε τριὰϲ ἁγία τριϲολβίωϲ.|The next volume of the work (cf. πρώτη at the beginning of the subscription) is MS. Patmos 381, completed in AD 1349.

MS. Barocci 156, fols. 1-2 (flyleaves)


Theological text

Fragments of unidentified theological work, in uncial probably dating from the 9th century; the text contains the rare words δικαιοποιεῖ and ἡμεροποιεῖ. In the margins of these two leaves a late hand, perhaps 13th century, has written various notes, some of which may come from a gnomology, as there are incorrect or dubious attributions to Hesiod, Theognis and Theophrastus.

Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment


Origin: 9th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description by Nigel Wilson, c. 1970; supplementary information from Hutter (1982). Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars prima recensionem codicum Graecorum continens, Quarto Catalogues I, 1883, repr. with corrections 1969).


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.