Digital Scriptorium
Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library,  Ms. Codex 0137
Description: ff. x + 105 + viii - Plain cardboard; sewn at three stations through the spine - The MS was written in Venice, in the scriptorium of Nikolaos Choniates in the second half of the sixteenth century, before 1584 when this MS was taken to Tübingen by Andreas Darmarios, where Professor Martin Crusius made a partial copy of the MS. After that, the MS was sold by Darmarios to the library of the Notre Dame de Pilar in Saragossa (formerly MS 51). The MS was acquired by the University of Pennsylvania in 1959 with money from the Colton Fund - Zacour and Hirsch, “Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800,” The Library Chronicle of the Friends of the University of Pennsylvania 27 (1961), 1. Topping, “Greek Manuscript 1 (the works of Ioannes Dokeianos) of the University of Pennsylvania Library,” The Library Chronicle of the Friends of the University of Pennsylvania 29 (1963), 1-15. Bravo García, “Once More on Darmarios’ Collaborators,” in Hē Hellēnikē graphē kata tous 15o kai 16o aiōnes/The Greek Script in the 15th and 16th Centuries, Diethnē Symposia 7 (Athens, 2000), 193-213; S. Kotzabassi, Sofia Kotzabassi, Die handschriftliche Überlieferung der rhetorischen und hagiographischen Werke des Gregor von Zypern (Wiesbaden, 1998), 182f
Acknowledgments: - Information for this description provided by Nadezhda Kavrus-Hoffmann
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: Greek Century: 16th

Part 1: ff. 1-87
Description: - Paper - “bear” (similar watermarks in Briquet are from the second half of the sixteenth century); “hat” with a countermark “trefoil” with letters S—H and C—B (similar to Briquet # 3482 [1572]; “fleur-de-lis” (similar to Briquet # 7286 [1575]; and “anchor” in a circle with a six-ray star on top with a countermark “trefoil” with letter Z (in the shape of 3) and an angle (similar to Briquet ## 559 [1571] and 571 [1583] - 205 x 150 - 22 (scribe I), 19 (scribe II), and 21-22 (scribe III) long lines
Country: Cardinal point:
Region: City: Venice
Assigned Date: s. XVI2Searchable Date Range: 1550 - 1599
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: Three scribes: scribe I (, ff. 2r-36v, 45r-v); scribe II (anonymous, ff. 37r-44v); scribe III (, ff. 49r-76v, 81r-85r)
Script: Cursive
Other Decoration:
Notes: Greek
Number of Texts: 4

Text 1: ff. 2r-36v
Title: Enkomia and Letters
Language(s): Greek

Text 2: ff. 37r-45v
Title: Orations and Letters
Language(s): Greek

Text 3: ff. 49r-76v
Title: Enkomion on St. Dionysios the Areopagite
Language(s): Greek

Text 4: ff. 81r-85r
Title: Enkomion on the Sea
Language(s): Greek