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New York, Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library,  Smith Western Add. MS 10
Description: ff. 273 - In vellum, s. XVIII. - Bookplate of Hon. Frederick North (1766-1827); Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), his n. 5535 (without Middle Hill stamp); acquired with a fund established by David Eugene Smith (1860-1944).
Acknowledgments: - Dr. Nadezhda Kavrus-Hoffmann kindly supplied the information for this description.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 15
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/SmithWesternAdd.MS10_20
Language: Greek Country: Byzantium Century: 13th

Part 1: ff. 1-273v
Description: - Paper, oriental - 250 x 160 mm - 23 lines.
Country: ByzantiumCardinal point:
Region: City: Constantinople
Assigned Date: s. XIII2Searchable Date Range: 1250 - 1299
Dated by scribe: YesInscribed Date: 1296, September
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;4 (?)
Scribe(s): Symeon KalliandresGeorge ChioniadesTheodoros Kazanopoulos
Script: Minuscule with features of "beta-gamma" and "Fettaugenmode" scripts.
Other Decoration: Ornamental rubricated Byzantine capitals opening each chapter; red headpieces opening each book; 6 full-page astronomical diagrams.
Notes: The scholia, almost certainly original, are dated 1301/1302. The commissioner of the scholia, and, very probably, of the ms itself, was Theodoulos, who may be identifiable with the Theodoulos, metropolitan of Rhodos and the Cycladic Islands. Breakdown of the scribal hands is: Symeon Kalliandres (?; text); George Chioniades (some scholia); Theodoros Kazanopoulos (ff. 272-273v). Greek
Number of Texts: 4

Text 1: ff. 4r-69v
Author: John of Damascus
Title: Dialectica sive Capita philosophica (Τῷ ὁσιωτ(ά)τ(ῳ) καὶ θεοτιμήτῳ Κοσμᾷ, ἁγιωτ(ά)τ(ῳ))
Language(s): Greek
Incipit: Τὸ μὲν στενὸν τῆς διανοίας καὶ τὸ ἄπορον
Explicit: Λύρα ἐστὶν ἱστὸς διὰ νεύρων ἐσκευασμένη.
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f. 4   Headpiece; notes by Chioniades in both margins.

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f. 34v   Two hands in the scholia.

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Text 2: ff. 72r-271v
Author: John of Damascus
Title: Τοῦ μακαρίου Ἰω(άνν)ου Δαμασκηνοῦ ἔκδοσις ἀκριβὴς τῆς ὀρθοδόξου πίστεως…
Language(s): Greek
Incipit: Θεὸν οὐδεὶς ἑώρακε πώποτε. Ὁ μονογενὴς υἱὸς
Explicit: καὶ ἄληκτον τὴν ἀπ' αὐτοῦ εὐφροσύνην καρπούμενοι.
Notes: With scholia. ff. 1-3v added later, in two or three hands, containing letter of George Chioniades to Theodulus and an introduction to the work of John of Damascus. Incipit as given here is on f. 75. 
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f. 72   Marginal note by the scribe of the commentary attributing the commissioning of the scholia.

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f. 112v   Diagram of phases of the moon.

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f. 113   Diagram.

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f. 113v   Diagram.

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f. 114   Diagram of eclipse.

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f. 114v   Diagram of eclipse.

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f. 244   Notes in the hand of Chioniades.

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f. 271v   Date in faded ink below text.

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Text 3: ff. 272r-273r
Author: Julian, emperor
Other Associate: Basil
Title: Ἰουλιανὸ(ς) βασιλεὺς βασιλείῳ ἐπισκόπ(ῳ) Καισαρεί(ας) Καππαδοκίας
Title: Exchange of letters
Language(s): Greek
Incipit: Τὸ ἔμφυτόν μοι ἐκ παιδόθεν γαληνὸν
Explicit: τίς γὰρ Θεοῦ καὶ ἀνθρώπων μεσίτης εὑρεθείη; εἰ γὰρ ἀνέγνως κατέγνως, οὐκ ἄν ἀνέγνως.

Text 4: f. 273r-v
Title: Division of philosophy (practical, gnostical, theological)
Language(s): Greek
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f. 273  

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f. 273v   Scribal monocondylion.

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