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Ms. Codex 137 - Dokeianos, Ioannes - [Addresses and letters]
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 137 - Dokeianos, Ioannes - [Addresses and letters]
Dokeianos, Ioannes.
[Addresses and letters] [manuscript].
[ca. 1550-1599]
Physical description:
105 leaves : paper ; 205 x 148 (152 x 94) mm. bound to 213 x 151 mm.
Contains eleven addresses and letters by Ioannes Dokeianos (Johannes Docianus). The first is an encomium to Constantine Palaiologos. Also includes a prosphonemation to Theodoros Porphyrogenetos; and a letter to Helen, daughter of Demetrios Palaiologos. Also contains works by Nicephorus Gregoras: his monodies on the deaths of Emperor Andronicus II and of the Great Logothete, Theodore Metochites (the first two sections of Book X of his Histories, Rōmaikē historia); and a letter to John Cantacuzene as Great Domestic. Also contains two works of Patriarch Gregorios II of Constantinople (1283-1289): his encomium on St. Dionysius the Areopagite and his encomium on the sea.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch).
Heading for first work: Iōannou dokianou enkōmion eis ton basilea kōnstantinon ton palaiologon.
Cover title: Diaphorōn enkōmia kai epistolai.
Foliation: Paper, 105; [x], [1-95]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto.
Script: Written in a cursive script by various hands.
Decoration: Red used for some headings and initials. Some marginalia.
Binding: Contemporary boards. Some splitting of the binding between quires. Stains on the cover. Spine shows signs of wear. Includes at least three different types of paper.
Origin: No place of writing indicated. Written in the second half of the 16th century (Topping).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 137
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 137
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