The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark O.2.34
Manuscript Title

Fragments from Greek Volumes

Alternative Title

Fragmenta Graeca etc

James Number 1138
Century 14th15th16th
Physical Description

Fragments of several volumes. II. and IV. 28 lines to a page.

Numbering begins at f.430. Note f.478 is between f.460 and f.461.


Part of the Gale collection, given to T.C.C. by Roger Gale in 1738. D. 4. No. 222.

Donor Gale, Roger (1672-1744), Antiquary
Size (cm) 23 x 17.5
Folio 1 + 28 + 1 + 14 ff.
Material Paper
Language EnglishGreek

Begins on f.430 (see contents). f.478 is bound after f.460.

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When the MS. Catalogue was compiled, in T. Gale's lifetime, practically the whole volume was bound with O.8.33.

I. A leaf of astrological matter, in English.

II. It is the concluding portion of the text of O.8.33, consisting of ff.430-459. The last pages are also in this volume.1. f.430 Του̑ μεγάλου Βασιλείου.
Ήρώτησεν οὖν ὁ εὔβουλος τω̑ βασιλείω. Τίς ὅρος σοφίας βασίλειε
--ξένην ἣν οὐκ ἠπίστατο εὐεργετήσαντα
2. f.431 Μην. Σέπτ. 18 λόγος κ̅η̅
Ἀλεξάνδρου μοναχου̑ λόγος ἱστορικὸς περὶ τῆς εὑρέσεως του̑ τιμίου καὶ ζωοποιου̑ σταυρου̑ κ.τ.λ.
Τὴν κέλευσιν τῆς ὑμετέρας πατρικῆς ὁσιότητος δεξάμενος.
3. f.442 λόγος θ̅
Διήγησις του̑ τιμίου κ. ζωοποιου̑ σταυρου̑ καὶ ἀνεύρεσις ὃν ἐφανέρωσεν ἡ μακαρία ἑλένη
Ἔτους διακοσιοστου̑ εἰκοστου̑ τετάρτου
--ἐν τῆ ἡμέρα τῆς ἀνταποδόσεως αὐτου̑ τῆς δικαίας κ.τ.λ.
4. f.450 κ̅ε̅
Του̑ ἁγίου Ἐφραὺμ λόγος πρὸς καθέρεσιν ὑπερηφανίας
Μάταια πᾶσα ἄσκησις.
5. f.453b Του̑ αὐτου̑ λόγος ἀσκητικός
f.459b Ὁ πόνος του̑ λέγειν ἀναγκάζει με.
--ἐξυπνείσει τε τοὺς ἀπ΄ αἰω̑νος κοιμωμένους (imperfect)

III. A leaf of the same date with some verses of a Psalm on the recto.
On the verso a letter of Jeremias Patriarch of Constantinople with an official endorsement.
The second half of this leaf is at the end: it formed the cover of IV., V.

IV. Fourteen, leaves of a service-book.
Begins Ps. cxviii. αὕτη ἡ ἡμέρα.
Then follow centos of various Psalms, for the greater feasts.
The last leaf is mostly in a later hand.

V. [NB Now moved to O.8.33] Three leaves in the hand of II. These are the last pages of O.8.33 and contain a full table of contents.
On the 3rd leaf is a colophon beginning
ὥσπερ ξένοι χέρουσιν εἴδειν πατρίδα κ.τ.λ.
It states that the writer was Abraham άπὸ τόπων πελοπονίσου and that the book was finished on 27 June, ημερα ε̅. The year not given.
The second half of III. follows. It has an 'ascetic' anecdote and some devotional matter scribbled on it.

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