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Ms. Codex 137 - Dokeianos, Ioannes - [Addresses and letters]
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Author:
Dokeianos, Ioannes.
Title:
[Addresses and letters] [manuscript].
Origin:
[ca. 1550-1599]
Physical description:
105 leaves : paper ; 205 x 148 (152 x 94) mm. bound to 213 x 151 mm.
Language(s):
Greek.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
Dokeianos, Ioannes. Addresses and letters (f. 2r-36v) -- Gregoras, Nicephorus. Orations and letters (f. 37r-45v) -- Patriarch Gregorios of Constantinople. Encomia (f. 49r-85r).
Provenance:
Formerly Ms. 51 of Notre Dame de Pilar, Saragossa; possibly the same manuscript that belonged to Andreas Darmarios Epidaurios Lakon, used by Martin Crusius in 1584.
Acquired (Colton Fund), 1959.
Related names:
Gregoras, Nicephorus, 1295-1359 or 60. Rōmaikē historia.
Gregory II, of Cyprus, Patriarch of Constantinople, 1241-1290.
Subject:
Andronicus II Palaeologus, Emperor of the East, 1260-1332.
Constantine XI Palaeologus, Emperor of the East, 1405-1453.
Dionysius, the Areopagite, Saint, 1st cent.
Metochites, Theodoros, 1270-1332.
Orthodox Eastern Church.
Byzantine literature.
Byzantine Empire - History.
Form / Genre:
Codices.
Orations.
Manuscripts, Greek (Medieval and modern) - 16th century.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Notes:
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).
Other formats:
Also available in microfilm (Microfilm 171), Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), p. 1 (Ms. Greek 1).
Hopf, Carl, ed. Chroniques Gréco-Romanes. Berlin: Weidmann, 1873, pp. 246ff.
Krumbacher, Karl. Geschichte der Byzantinischen Literature. Müller Handbuch 9/1. Munich, 1897, p. 497.
Publications of or about this material:
Topping, Peter. "Greek Manuscript 1 (the works of Ioannes Dokeianos) of the University of Pennsylvania Library." Library Chronicle 29 (1963), p. 1-15. This article contains a detailed discussion of the date and contents of this manuscript. A photocopy is on file in the Library.
Other Titles:
Diaphorōn enkōmia kai epistolai.
Enkōmion eis ton basilea kōnstantinon ton palaiologon.
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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Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
Century: 16th century
Date: 1550
Genre: Codices
Genre: Manuscripts, Greek (Medieval and modern) - 16th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Renaissance
Genre: Orations
Subject: Andronicus II Palaeologus, Emperor of the East, 1260-1332
Subject: Byzantine literature
Subject: Constantine XI Palaeologus, Emperor of the East, 1405-1453
Subject: Dionysius, the Areopagite, Saint, 1st cent
Subject: Metochites, Theodoros, 1270-1332
Geography: Byzantine Empire
Author: Dokeianos, Ioannes
Related names: Gregoras, Nicephorus, 1295-1359 or 60. Rōmaikē historia
Related names: Gregory II, of Cyprus, Patriarch of Constantinople, 1241-1290
Page material: Paper