The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark O.3.1
Alternative Title

Nicetas In Gregorium Graece

James Number 1173
Century 16th
Physical Description

27 lines to a page. Well written in several hands.


Part of the Gale collection, given to T.C.C. by Roger Gale in 1738. A. 56.

Donor Gale, Roger (1672-1744), Antiquary
Size (cm) 32 x 21.5
Folio 524 ff.
Material Paper
Language Greek

In eights.

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On the flyleaf are notes of MSS. of Gregory Nazianzen in English libraries.f.1 Του̑ ἱερωτάτου μητροπολίτου Ήρακλείας του̑ Σεῤῥω̑ν Νικήτα, εἰς τοὺς λόγους του̑ ἐν ἁγίοις πατρὸς ἡμω̑ν Γρηγορίου ἀρχιεπισκόπου Κωνσταντινουπόλεως του̑ θεολόγου ἐξήγησις.
f.2 Βίος Γρηγορίου θεολόγου ἐκ τω̑ν συμεωνος του̑ μεταφραστου̑ ἱστοριω̑ν
Ὁ μέγας οὗτος Γρηγόριος --περικεκαπνισμένα ὑποφαίνων.
f.2 Πίναξ τῆς παρούσης βίβλου.
The commentaries on nine orations form the first book.
f.3 blank. On f.4b two στίχοι.
Title repeated on f.5
Ἥκων χειροτονηθεὶς γρηγόριος.
f.5b Λόγος πρω̑τος.
Τῇ ἁγίᾳ καὶ μεγάλῇ κυριακῇ του̑ πάσχα
The text of Gregory is written in red throughout.
The ἑρμηνεία (in black) begins
Ἐπειδή φησιν ἀναστάσεως ἡμέρα εστι.
The table to the second book is on f.292.
It contains seven orations with comment.
Two or three hands appear in the first book: the second is all in one hand.
From about f.485 the text of Gregory has not been inserted: blank spaces are left for it.
On the last page is a colophon
Τέλος του̑ πρώτου κ. δευτέρου βιβλίου γρηγορίου τ. θεολόγου ἐξηγηθὲν ὑπὸ τ. dz`;ερωτ. μητροπ. ἡρακλείας... νικήτα σεwῤῥω̑ν.
In the earlier part of the volume are a good many marginal notes and corrections, but not, I think, collations of other MSS.
The author lived in cent. xi. MSS. of this commentary are fairly common. It was printed in Latin at Paris in 1575 by Billius. See Fabric. Bibl. Gr. VIII.431.


Gamillscheg, E., 'Zu Kopisten des 16. Jahrhunderts: mit sechs Tafeln', Sonderdruck Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik 29 (1980), pp. 280-91

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