Greek Manuscripts

The Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of Greek Manuscripts

The Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library holds 98 Greek manuscripts — in both roll and codex form — dating from the 9th-17th century.

Introduction and History

History of the Clark Codex Collection

More than seventy years ago Professor Harvie Branscomb of the Duke Divinity School found a complete manuscript of the Greek New Testament in the Munich bookshop of Taeuber and Weil. When the manuscript arrived in the Library on February 19, 1931, and was accessioned, it became Duke Greek MS. 1.

The acquisition of that manuscript was the beginning of the development of the collection of Greek manuscripts that would eventually be named the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection. Supported by the Kenneth Willis and Adelaide Dickinson Clark Endowment, the Clark Collection now has ninety-eight manuscripts.

Although at the beginning the intention was to collect only biblical texts of the New Testament, as time passed it became evident that the study of Greek manuscripts in general was important to a number of other disciplines--theology, classics, liturgics, and patristics. Today the collection contains a variety of materials, bringing with them diverse histories, a number of which have passed through notable libraries before reaching Duke's collection.

Among the largest group represented in the collection are manuscripts which contain texts of the New Testament. They number 27. Among this number are the "Tetraevangelia"--MSS. 4, 5, 6, 15, 22, 25, 31, 38, 60, and 64. One of the most notable among this group is MS. 60, also known as Codex Daltonianus.

Written in the latter half of the eleventh century, it contains commentary for each of the Gospels. It is of particular interest for the Duke collection, for MS. 60 shared a place alongside Duke's MS.1 in the Monastery of Eikosophoenesis--the Monastery of Twenty Palms--in Drama in northern Greece. In that collection Duke MS. 60 bore the number 59, occupying a place on the shelf alongside its neighbor, No. 60, which became Greek Ms. 1.

For reading the Gospels in the services, the Byzantine community prepared the lectionary containing the Gospels copied out in the order in which the lessons were read throughout the church year, beginning with Easter Day and ending with Holy Saturday and the Great Vigil of Easter. This type of manuscript is represented by a number of examples, notably MSS. 1, 20, 12, 24, 27, 28, 39, 42, 65, 82, 83, 85, among several others.

There are two notable examples among this type--MSS. 65 and 85. Ms. 65, written in the eleventh century, was presented by The Friends of the Library in honor of Dr. Kenneth Clark, Professor of New Testament Languages and Literature, on May 15, 1975, when the collection was named in his honor.

Ms. 65 is preserved in a Byzantine binding of red goatskin over thick wooden boards with a silver gilt covering on the upper cover, worked in repousse from the reverse, in part with dies, with figures of the Four Evangelists and the Crucifixion accompanied by an inscription recording that the manuscript was the property of the Metropolitan Church of St. Stephen in the Province of Pisidia, in Asia Minor.

The other remarkable manuscript, MS. 85, is one signed by Clement the Monk who dated his work when he completed it on the 20th of July, indiction 5, in the year 6560 [i.e., A. D. 1052], making it one of the earliest dated Greek lectionary manuscripts. At one time it was the property of A. N. L. Munby, the late librarian of Kings College, Cambridge.

Other manuscripts in the collection represent the diverse homiletical and liturgical books needed for services in the Byzantine church. There are sermons by St. John Chrysostom, St. Gregory of Nazianzenus, and St. Basil, among others; there are also commentaries, liturgies and euchologia, psalters, sticheraria, and writings.

Apart from the theological and liturgical writings, there are a number of works by classical authors of which the largest and probably the most significant is that represented in the handicraft of the Renaissance scribe Damianos Guidotes. His rendering of Aristotle's Organon (Ms. 30), was at one time in the library of San Francisco della Vigna but came to reside in the Holland House Library in London. The manuscript survived the bombing of the Library during the "blitz" despite the loss of its cover. It is now preserved in a modern dark brown full calf binding.

Another manuscript of interesting scribal provenance is Ms. 39, written by the scribe Lucas the Hungaro-Vlach. A large-format lectionary written on paper, it was produced for the Voivode Radu of Moldavia or Wallachia and finished sometime between 1626 and 1629. In all likelihood it was prepared for Miron Barnowski Movila who ruled during that time.

Famous former owners are also represented among the manuscripts--most notably Sir Thomas Phillipps. But also represented are Jacob P. R. Lyell; the Duke of Sussex; Sir Austen Henry Layard, the excavator of Nineveh; Gerard Meermann; the Honorable Frederic North, 5th Earl of Guilford; the Rev. Henry Drury, of Harrow; and the Jesuit Coll&egravege de Clermont, Paris, to name a few.

As time goes by it is hoped that visitors to this site will see the descriptions expanded with a more detailed list of contents and samples of illustrations, decorations, bindings, and palaeography.

Manuscripts 1 to 25

Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of Greek Manuscripts: A Summary Descriptive List, Nos. 1-25

GREEK MS. 1 - New Testament.

Parchment; ca. A.D. 1200. 198 ff.; 1 col.(251 x 186 mm.), 41-52 lines. 306 x 227mm. Order of the books: Gospels, Acts, James, Pauline Epistles, General Epistles (except for James), the Apocalypse. Commentary on all books except the Apocalypse. Gregory-Aland 1780. Provenance - Kosinitza.

GREEK MS. 2 - Evangelistarion with daily readings.

Paper; 17th century. 312ff. including 55 blank; 1 col. (170 x 108 mm.), 25 lines (194 x 137 mm.) In 12s except for signature eta with 14, iota with 10 and mu with 14. Gregory-Aland l 1619. Provenance - Venice.

GREEK MS. 3 - Praxapostolos with Euthalian apparatus.

Parchment; ca. A. D. 1200. 227 ff. 1 col. (153 x 90 mm.), 27 lines. 225 x 163 mm. Acts, General Epistles, Pauline Epistles with Hebrews placed between II Thessalonians and I Timothy. Gregory-Aland 2423.

GREEK MS. 4 - Mark.

Parchment; ca. A. D. 1300. 1 f.; 1 col.(152 x 123 mm.), 22 lines. 225 x 163 mm. A single leaf containing the first fourteen verses of the Gospel of Mark, with a portrait of the Evangelist. Gregory-Aland 2268.

GREEK MS. 5 -Tetraevangelion.

Parchment; 13th century. 184 ff.; 1 col.(128 x 98 mm.; however, ff. 11-166v, the Matthew portion of the manuscript, has writing space of 137 x 95 mm.), 21-28 lines; 195 x 145 mm. Order of the Books: Mark, Luke, John, Matthew. Gregory-Aland 2612.

GREEK MS. 6 - Tetraevangelion.

Parchment; 11th century. 321 ff.; 1 col. (120 x 80 mm.) 18 lines. 180 x 144 mm. Gregory-Aland 2613.

GREEK MS. 7 - Tetraevangelion.

Parchment; 13th century. 272 ff.; 1 col. (130 x 100 mm.), 20 lines. 202 x 150 mm. Gregory-Aland 2614.

GREEK MS. 8 - Liturgical Miscellany, or "Monk's Book."

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Paper; first half of XVI century. 138 ff.; 1 col. (I. ff. 3-34: 110 x 72 mm., 14 lines; II. ff. 35-128: 105 x 65 mm., 15 lines; III.ff. 131-138: 120 x 68 mm., 16 lines). 137 x 105 mm. Provenance - Mt. Sinai? Liturgical directions and prayers with a long discussion of the proper conduct of priests and monks.

GREEK MS. 9 - Liturgy of St. Basil.

Parchment; XIII. Scroll, with writing on both sides. The lines run transversely, not in columns. 210 mm. 1.920 m. Original length was approximately 3 meters. The beginning and end are wanting. Writing space: 110 mm. One column runs the length of the scroll.

GREEK MS. 10 - Evangelistarion.

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Parchment; XII. 181 ff.; 2 col., 23-24 lines. 265 x 192 mm. Gregory-Aland l 1965.

GREEK MS. 11 - Sticherarion.

Paper (sized and burnished), ca. 1600. 1 f; 1 col. (140 x 100 mm.), 24 lines with words and music alternating. 202 x 137 mm. Portion of the liturgy for July 20, Elijah the Tishbite.

GREEK MS. 12 - Evangelistarion.

Parchment; ca. A.D.1100. 224 ff. with 4 ff., paper added at the end. 2 cols.(232 x 170 x 74 mm.), 29 lines. 330 x 260 mm. Gregory-Alandl 1966.

GREEK MS. 13 - Menaion for April.

Parchment; XII., 155 ff.; 1 col. (160 x 100 mm.), 21 lines. 221 x 158 mm.

GREEK MS. 14 - Liturgy of St. Basil.

Parchment; ca. A. D. 1500. Scroll, with writing on both sides. The lines run transversely, not in columns. 270 mm. x 5.380 m. The beginning and the end are wanting.

GREEK MS. 15 - Tetraevangelion.

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Parchment; XII. 248 ff.; 1 col.(130 x 106 mm.), 17 lines. 202 x 154 mm. Gregory-Aland 2615.

GREEK MS. 16 - Tetraevangelion.

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Parchment; XII. 280 ff.; 1 col., 21 lines. 177 x 129 mm. Gregory-Aland 2616.

GREEK MS. 17 - Psalterion: Psalter and Odes of Moses.

Parchment; XII. 272 ff.; 1 col. (102 x 62 mm.), 16 lines. 160 x 115 mm.

GREEK MS. 18 - Menaion for December 4-13.

Parchment; XII. 214 ff.; 2 cols. (240 x 165 x 75 mm.). 30 lines. 318 x 242 mm.

GREEK MS. 19 - Euchologion.

Parchment; XII. 251 ff.; 1 col. (160 x 100 mm.), 19-27 lines. 230 x 154 mm. In addition to the Liturgies of SS. John Chrysostom, Basil, and Gregory (the Presanctified), other services and prayers ae included.

GREEK MS. 20 - Euchologion.

Parchment; XII. 2 ff.; 1 col. (150 x 90 mm.), 18-23 ines. 225 x 150 mm. Fragmentary copy containing five prayers for various occasions.

GREEK MS. 21 - Michael Psellus, Commentary on the Song of Songs (1:1-6:8).

XVI (before 1588). 80 ff.; 1 col. (120 x 70 mm.) 16-18 lines. 146 x 110 mm.

GREEK MS. 22 - Tetraevangelion.

A single leaf containing Matt. 22:31-23:10. Parchment; XII. 1 f.; 1 col. (180 x 130 mm.), 24 lines. 262 x 204 mm. Gregory-Aland 2491.

GREEK MS. 23 - Maximos the Peloponesian (d. 1601), Kyriakodromion.

Paper; XVII. 366 ff., each leaf composed of two thin sheets pressed together; 1 col., 21 lines. 210 x 150 mm. A Series of Homilies for 36 Sundays, based on the lectionary texts.

GREEK MS. 24 - Evangelistarion.

Parchment; XI. 241 ff. (ff. 1-230 are of parchment and ff. 231-241 are paper); 2 cols. (180 x 58 mm.), 20 lines. 246 x 185 mm. Gregory-Aland l 1967.

GREEK MS. 25 - Tetraevangelion.

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Parchment; ca. A. D. 1100. 235 ff.; 1 col. (140 x 80 mm.), 25 lines. 225 x 149 mm. Gregory-Aland 1813. Provenance - Trebizond.

Manuscripts 26 to 50

Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of Greek Manuscripts: Summary Descriptive List, Nos. 26-50

GREEK MS. 26 - Anastasimatarion.

Paper; XIX. 96 ff.; 1 col. (162 x 85 mm.) 28 lines (14 lines of text and 14 lines of musical notation, interlinear). 223 x 160 mm.

GREEK MS. 27 - Evangelistarion.

Parchment, XII. 5 ff.(two ff. attached to the binding and serving as endsheets); 2 cols. (172 x 110 x 48 mm.), 28 lines. 225 x 153 mm. Gregory-Aland l.

GREEK MS. 28 - Evangelistarion.

Paper; XVI. 232 ff.; 2 cols. (198 x 128 x 55 mm.), 28 lines. 225 x 153 mm. Gregory-Aland l 648.

GREEK MS. 29 - Liturgical Miscellany.

Paper; dated October 13, 6920 (i.e., A. D. 1411), Indiction 5. 232 ff.; 1 col. (95/105 x 75 mm.), 14-15 lines. 140 x 106 mm.

GREEK MS. 30 - Aristotle, Organon.

Paper; ca. A . D. 1500. 209 ff.; 1 col (ff. 1-85, 122-208: 212 x 110 mm., 30 lines; ff. 86-121: 215 x 117 mm., 31 lines). 175 x 195 mm. Greek minuscule hand by two copyists: I. ff. 1-85, 122-208 by Damianos Guidotes; II. ff. 86-119 by an unidentified scribe working under the auspices of Damianos. In addition to Aristotle's Organon, this volume includes Porphyry's Isagoge, the Categories, Interpretation, Prior Analytics, Posterior Analytics, Topics, and Sophistical Refutations.

GREEK MS. 31 - Tetraevangelion.

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Parchment; XIII. 147 ff.; 1 col. (140 x 100 mm.) 20 lines. 196 x 155 mm. Gregory-Aland 2766.

GREEK MS. 32 - St. John Chrysostom, Homiles to the People of Antioch about the Statues.

Parchment; XII. 160 ff.; 2 cols (215 x 165 x 70 mm.), 25 lines. 296 x 232 mm.

GREEK MS. 33 - Liturgies of Basil, Chrysostom, and Gregory (the Presanctified).

Paper (burnished), XV. 151 ff.; 1 col. (100 x 55 mm.), 12 lines. 145 x 105 mm.

GREEK MS. 34 - Psalterion with Odes of Moses.

Parachment; ca. A. D. 1200. 106 ff.; 1 col., 20 lines. 212 150 mm. Including the liturgy for vespers.

GREEK MS. 35 - Liturgial miscellany.

Paper; XV. 256 pp.; 1 col. (165 x 96 mm.), 21-23 lines. 206 x 136 mm. Italian provenance.

GREEK MS. 36 - Ss. Gregory Nazianzus, Basil, and Athanasius for the month of October.

Paper; XVI. 308 ff.; 1 col. (145 x 90 mm.), 23 lines. 220 x 140 mm.

GREEK MS. 37 - Liturgies of Ss. Basil, Chrysostom, and Gregory (the Presanctified).

Paper; 1634. 96 ff.; 1 col. (130 x 75 mm.), 15 lines. 214 x 155 mm.

GREEK MS. 38 - Tetraevangelion.

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Parchment; ca. A. D. 1100. 272 ff.; 1 col. (190 x 124 mm.), 26-27. 265 x 187 mm. Gregory-Aland 2757.

GREEK MS. 39 - Evangelistarion.

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Paper (burnished), 1627, by the scribe Loukas, the "ungarovlachian" under the auspices of the secretary Antonios for the Voivode Radu ov Walachia. 260 ff.; 2 cols. (2 70 x 160 x 72 mm.), 26 lines. 200 x 272 mm. Gregory-Alandl 2138. Provenance - Walachia.

GREEK MS. 40 - St. Theodore the Studite (759-826), Writings against the Iconoclasts.

Paper; ca. A. D. 1500. 176 ff.; 1 col. (245 x 130 mm.), 32 lines. 322 x 238 mm. Provenance - Italy.

GREEK MS. 41 - Liturgical Miscellany.

Paper; XV (Part I), XVI/XVII (Part II). 20 9 ff.; 1 col. )Part I: 84 x 55 mm.; 14 lines; Part II: 90 x 62 mm.; 13-15 lines). 90 x 62 mm. Prayers and hymns: I. Prayers for the morning office throughout the week; II. Prayers and hymns by "wise and notable men who flourished after the capture of Constantinople."

GREEK MS. 42 - Sentence of Deposition against Parthenius IV Mogilalus and the Nomocanon.

Paper; 1735 by Loidovikios Ioannikos (f. 125v). 148 ff.; 1 col.(122 x 64 mm.), 18 lines. 162 x 114 mm. A sentence of deposition composed by Balasias the Sacristan of the Great Church and pronounced by the Synod upon Parthenius IV Mogilalus; and the Nomocanon.

GREEK MS. 43 - Evangelistarion.

Parchment; XIII. 1 f.; 2 cols. (185 x 110 x 50 mm.), 33 lines. 228 x 154 mm. The leaf contains portions of the readings for June 24 (Luke 1:59-80)-June 25 (Matthew 16: 13-18). Gregory-Aland l 2145.

GREEK MS. 44 - Liturgies of SS. Basil, Chrysostom, and Gregory (the Presanctified).

Paper; XV. 77 ff.; 1 col. (148 x 90 mm.), 15 lines. 208 x 150 mm.

GREEK MS. 45 - Sticherarion.

Paper; XVII. 176 ff.; 1 col. (160 x 90 mm.) 30 lines (15 of text and 15 of music). 210 x 143 mm.

GREEK MS. 46 - Hymns in honor of the Theotokos.

Parchment; XII. 7 ff.; 1 col. (178 x 150 mm.), 30 lines 240 x 200 mm. The hymns are for Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the "Second Week."

GREEK MS. 47 - Gregory of Nyssa, Sermons on the Beatititudes (I-VII).

Paper; XVI, 49 ff., 1 col. (222 x 122 mm.), 24 lines. 311 x 214 mm. Provenance - Italy.

GREEK MS. 48 - Logic.

Paper; XVII. 62 ff., 1 col., 29-30 lines. 212 x 156 mm. An inquiry into six problems of logic, with an introduction referring to Aristotle's "Posterior Analytics."

GREEK MS. 49 - On Currency, Weights, and Measures.

Paper; Paris, 5 February 1660; transcribed by Samuel Tennulius from a manuscript in the Bibliothèque Nationale.

GREEK MS. 50 - Nicholaus Cabasilas and St. John of Damascus, Varia.

Paper; XV. 201 ff.; 1 col., 29 lines. 318 x 211 mm. Containing De Vita in Christo, with Contra feneratioresDe institut. elementariDe Hymno Trisagion, and Comment. in Cant. Cant. by Cabasilas, and De Imaginibus Oratio I of St. John of Damascus.

Manuscripts 51 to 75

Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of Greek Manuscripts: Summary Descriptive List, Nos. 51-75

GREEK MS. 51 - Hermogenes of Tarsus, Progymnasmata.

Paper; XVIII. 20 ff.; 1 col., 20-21 lines. 198 x 158 mm. Transcribed from a manuscript in the Biblioth&egraveque Nationale by Ioannes Ionas ho Eleftherios.

GREEK MS. 52 - Michael Psellus and Ioannes Pediasimus.

The prose and verse of Michael Psellus and the prose work of Ioannes Pediasimus on the Labors of Hercules. Paper; ca. A.D.1470. 51 ff.; 1 col., 23 lines (double spacing with intermittent linear glosses on some pages). 210 x 143 mm.

GREEK MS. 53 - Theophylact of Okhrid, Commentary on the Gospel of John.

Paper; ca. A. D. 1540. 214 ff.; 1 col., 30 lines. 331 x 244 mm. Colophon on f. 212v (in Greek and Lati n); the Latin reads as follows:Anno Christi Serva(n)toris / 1573. / Nunc legeris agnovit Librum Claudius Naulotus Vallensis, et Avallonoeus, et / Haednus: Cl. Naulot du Val Avallonois//

GREEK MS. 54 - Pindar, Olympia.

Paper; ca. A. D. 1490. 47 ff.; 1 col., 18 lines. 211 x 140 mm. Provenance - Italy.

GREEK MS. 55 - Psalterion.

Psalter and Odes of Moses. Paper; A. D. 1434. 143 ff.; 1 col. (145 x 80 mm.), 21-23 lines. 204 x 138 mm. All before Ps. 17 (18): 13 wanting.

GREEK MS. 56 - Timothy, Patriarch of Constantinople, De iis qui ad ecclesiam ab haereticis accendunt.

Parchment; IX. 1 f.; 2 cols. (250 x 170 x 75 mm.), 33 lines. 338 x 249 m m.

GREEK MS. 57 - St. Basil, Homilies.

Parchment; XII. 4 ff.; 2 cols. (250 x 170 x 80mm.), 30 lines. 290 x 205 mm.

GREEK MS. 58 - St. John Chrysostom, Homily 3 on Lazarus.

Parchment; ca. A. D. 1150. 3 ff.; 2 cols. (255 x 176 x 80 mm.), 28 lines. 350 x 261 mm.

GREEK MS. 59 - St. John Chrysostom, Homily 40 on Genesis.

Parchment; ca. A. D. 1200. 2 ff.; 2 cols. (245 x 165 x 70 mm.), 33 lines. 317 x 245 mm.

GREEK MS. 60 - Tetraevangelion, with commentary.

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Parchment; ca. a. D. 1000. 352 ff., 1 col. with marginal commentary (235 x 160 mm.), +\- 21 lines. 290 x 218 mm. Codex Daltonianus.Gregory-Aland 1423. Provenance - Kosinitza.

GREEK MS. 61 - Cosmos Indicopleustes, Topographia.

Paper; A. D. 1682. 182 ff.; 1 col. 187 x 140 mm.), 23 lines. 217 x 150 mm. Copied from Florence, Laurenziana Plut IX 28, of the X century, between January 21 and February 13, 1682.

GREEK MS. 62A - Liturgical Offices for the Common of Saints.

Paper; XVI. 15ff.; 1 col. (151 x 91 mm.), 43 lines. 208 x 138 mm.

GREEK MS. 62B - Miscellaneous Quotations from the Fathers.

Selected quotations from SS. John Chrysostom, Anastasius of Sinai,and Leontius of Jerusalem. Paper; XVII. 19ff.; 1 c ol. (185 x 105 mm.), 30-35 lines. 210 x 139 mm. Provenance - Jesuit Coll&egravege de Clermont in Paris.

GREEK MS. 63 - Breviary in Greek and Hebrew.

The breviary in Greek and Hebrew consists of the latter half of the Divine Office. Parchment; XVI. 59ff.; 1 col. (80 x 55 mm.), 8 lines. 131 x 87 mm.

GREEK MS. 64 - Tetraevangelion.

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Parchment; ca. A. D. 1300. 315 ff.; 1 col. (143 x 95 mm.), 24 lines. 179 x 140 mm.

GREEK MS. 65 - Evangelistarion.

Parchment; XI. 256 ff.; 2 cols. (182 x 108 x 47 mm.), 27 lines. 245 x 170 mm. Gregory-Aland l 1839 . Presented by The Friends of Duke University Library in honor of Kenneth Willis Clark.

GREEK MS. 66 - Theodore Prodromus and Aesop.

Commentaries on the hymns of Cosmas of Jerusalem and John of Damascus by Theodore Prodromus; Anthology of excerpts from St. John C hrysostom; and Aesop's Fables in an alphabetic recension. Paper; not abter A. D. 1254. 245 ff.; 1 col. (135 x 90 mm.), 23-27 lines. 176 x 120 mm.

GREEK MS. 67 - Maximus and Thalassius.

The Philokalia of Maximus is included along with selections from Thalassius. Paper; ca. A. D. 1500. 29 ff.; 1 col. (260 x 140 mm.), 31 lines. 332 x 214 mm.

GREEK MS. 68 - Germanius II, Sermon on the Annunciation.

Paper; XVI, 65 pp. and 6 blank ff.; 1 col. (246 x 148 mm.), 35-39 lines. 277 x 205 mm.

GREEK MS. 69 - Anthologia graeca.

This anthologia is a transcript of the 743 epigrams of the Cod. Reg. Gr. 2742, with variant readings and a few notes in Latin. Paper; transc ribed by Richard François Philippe Brunck in Paris, A. D. 1769. 168 pp.; 276 x 233 mm.

GREEK MS. 70 - St. Gregory Nazianzen, Selected Sermons and Poems.

The "Invective against the Emperor Julian" is included along with other sermons and poems. Parchment; ca. A. D. 935. 40 ff.; 2 cols. (207 x 149 x 65 mm.), 26 lines. 334 x 230 mm.

GREEK MS. 71 - SS. Dorotheus of Gaza, Basil of Caesarea, and Gregory Nazianzen.

Containing the Didaskaliai Psychopheleis (Doctrines 11-17, 19, 20-23)of Dorotheus, a life of D orotheus, several sermons by St. Basil, and a homily by St. Gregory Nazianzen. Parchment; ca. A. D. 985. 81 ff.; 1 col. (179 x 122 mm.), 27 lines. 232 x 171 mm.

GREEK MS. 72 - Liturgy of the Presanctified.

Portion of the Liturgy of the Presanctified for Good Friday. Paper; XVI. 1 f.; 1 col., 17 lines. ca. 207 x 143 mm. By the same hand as Duke Greek MS. 41 (ff. 5-36).

GREEK MS. 73 - SS. John Chrysostom, John of Damascus and Gregory Thaumaturgus, inter alia.

Homilies of SS. John Chrysostom, John of Damascus, Gregory Thaumaturgus and others. Paper; late XIV. 136 ff.; 1 col. (162 x 95 mm.), 31 lines. 220 x 138 mm.

GREEK MS. 74 - Theotokarion.

Paper; A. D. 1575. 148 ff.; 2 cols. (215 x 135 x 60mm.), 30 lines. 300 x 201 mm.

GREEK MS. 75 - Lycophron with Isaac and John Tzetzes.

The Alexandra of Lycophron with the commentary of Isaac and John Tzetzes. Paper; ca. A. D. 1500. 250 ff.; 1 col. (131 x 98 mm.), 23 lines. 208 x 140 mm.

Manuscripts 76 to 98

Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of Greek Manuscripts: Summary Descriptive List, Nos. 76-98

GREEK MS. 76 - Liturgical Miscellany.

Paper; ca. A. D. 1510. 190 ff,; 1 col. (158 x 91 mm.), 15 lines. 190 x 142 mm.

GREEK MS. 77 - John Chrysostom, Eclogues.

Paper; ca. A. D. 1500. 39 ff.; 1 col. (190 x 147 mm.), 25-31 lines. 243 x 191 mm.

GREEK MS. 78 - Liturgical Miscellany.

Paper; ca. A. D. 1405. 165 ff.; 1 col. (207 x 155 mm), 30 lines. 290 x 213 mm. Miscellaneous collection of liturgical document, hymns and excerpts from decrees of the Councils have also been included.

GREEK MS. 79 - Theological Miscellany, including selections from the works of SS. John of Damascus and Gregory Thaumaturgus.

Paper; ca. A. D. 1400. 313 ff.; 1 col. (137 x 92 mm.), 22-23 lines. 190 x 135 mm.

GREEK MS. 80 - Menaion for March.

Paper; ca. A. D. 1500. 8 ff.; 1 col. (210 x 120 mm.), 25 lines. 290 x 195 mm.

GREEK MS. 81 - St. John Chrysostom, Selections.

Fragmentary sermons. Paper; ca. A. D. 1500. 6 ff.; 1 col. 276 x 172 mm.

GREEK MS. 82 - Evangelistarion.

Parchment; ca. A. D. 1200. 95 ff.; 2 cols. (260 x 171 x 70 mm.), 23-28 lines. 345 x 238 mm. Gregory-Aland l 1623.

GREEK MS. 83 - Evangelistarion.

Paper; ca. A. D. 1450. 199 ff.; 2 cols. (205 x 127 x 54 mm.), 28 lines. 307 x 212 mm. Gregory-Aland l 302.

GREEK MS. 84 - Tetraevangelion.

Parchment; ca. A. D. 1150-74. 176 ff.; 1 col., 24-25 lines. 210 x 166 mm.

GREEK MS. 85 - Evangelistarion.

Parchment; A. D. 1052. 242 ff.;2 cols. (225 x 160 x 68 mm.), 22-23 lines. 303 x 224 mm. Written by Clement the monk who signed and dated the colophon on f. 242v (in Greek): "Written in the month of July 20, indiction 5, year 6560 [i.e., A. D. 1052]; presented by Clement the worthless monk to the monastery of the most holy Mother of God of the Cave." Gregory-Aland l 451.

GREEK MS. 86 - Menaion for September.

Parchment; ca. A. D. 1100. 51 ff., 1 col. (166 x 120 mm.), 26 lines. 247 x 183 mm.

GREEK MS. 87 - Sticherarion.

Paper; before A. D. 1750. 356 ff.; 1 col. (187 x 122 mm.), 34 lines (17 of text and 17 of music). 233 x 176 mm.

GREEK MS. 88 - Menaion.

Parchment; ca. 1200. 244 ff.; 2 cols. 290 x 320 mm.

GREEK MS. 89 - Evangelistarion.

Parchment; XII. 1 f., 2 cols. (207 x 132; 1 col.: 207 x 60 mm.), 23 lines. 219 x 142 mm. The fore edge and tail have been trimmed with the loss of a portion of the letters at the end of the line along the vertical margins. The text begins in the middle of the readings for the fifth Sunday in Matthew (8:31) and continues through the sixth and ends in the middle of the reading for the seventh Sunday at Matthew 9:3.

GREEK MS. 90 - Euchologion.

Parchment and paper; XV - XVI. 88 ff. (ff. 1-3 of paper), 1 col. (155 x 99 mm.), 22 lines (Within the main portion of the text the line numbers are consistent; however, they vary within the portions on paper.). 203 x 149 mm. Although incomplete, this volume contains portions of the Liturgies of Basil, Chrysostom, and the Presanctified in addition to supplementary prayers and scriptural texts. Stamped on the inside of both covers in gold within an ornamental shield is "Torre del Palasciano."

GREEK MS. 91- Abraham Eremita, Vita.

Paper; XVI. 32 pp. 200 x 290 mm.

GREEK MS. 92 - Evangelistarion.

Parchment; XII/XIII. 276 ff., 2 cols. (194 x 160 mm.; 1 col.:194 x 68 mm.), 20 lines. 278 x 218 mm.

GREEK MS. 93 - [Unidentified Fragment]

Parchment. 1 f.

GREEK MS. 94 - Paracletike and Triodion.

Paper; XV. 266 ff.; 1 col., 28 lines. 184 x 135 mm. The Binding consists of heavily decorated repoussé silver over leather with a fore edge flap attached to the lower cover and fastened with two slim chains to the upper cover. When closed, the flap coveres the entire fore edge and creates the appearance of a silver box. The center of the upper cover is filled by a large panel (145 x 84 mm of the Crucifixion. The corresponding portion on the back cover with the Coronation of the Virgin Mary, enthroned, holding the infant Jesus, crowned by two angels. On the fore edge flap are four compartments with the symbols of the Evangelists. The spine is made of eight closely linked vertical rows of small, seashell-shaped metal components.

GREEK MS. 95 - Liturgies of SS. John Chrysostom and Basil.

Paper; 1626. 75 ff., 1 col. (128 x 80 mm.), 15 lines. 201 x 145 mm.

GREEK MS. 96 - Liturgies of St. John Chrysostom, the Presanctified, and Offices for Ordination.

Paper; 7141, (i.e. A.D. 1633, by the scribe Isaiah). 95 ff., 1 col. (118 x 77 mm.), 17 lines, 191 x 145 mm. The Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, lacking several leaves at the beginning, is preceded by extracts of advice to young priests and followed by the Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified and the rites for ordaining subdeacons, deacons, priests and bishops.

GREEK MS. 97 - Liturgies of SS. Basil, Chrysostom, and Gregory (the Pre-Sanctified).

Paper; 1580-1660. 84ff.; 15 lines. 200 x 143 mm.

GREEK MS. 98 - St. Gregory of Nazianzenus, Homilies.