The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark R.9.22
Manuscript Title

Theodorus Gaza, Grammar

Alternative Title

Theodori Gazaei Grammatica Graeca.

James Number 823
Date Cent. xv (1489).
Century 15th
Physical Description

23 lines to a page. In an ugly sloping hand.


Given by Willmer.

Written by John Serbopoulos at Reading. On f.1 in red (faint) is apparently Wotton 1554? Also aut disce aut morere. And on f.161 henricus wottonus est dominus meus. And on the fly-leaf (later) Henricus Wotton spes non confundit. The colophon runs thus: ἐτελειώθη διὰ χειρὸς ἐμου̑ Ἰωάννου του̑ σερβοπούλου . χρόνω του̑ κυρίου ἡμω̑ν Ἰησου̑ χριστου̑ χιλιοστω̑ τετρακοσιοστω̑ ογδοηκοστω̑ ἐνάτω . ὀκτοβρίω ἐνάτη εἰς τὸ ῥαδήγκ (i.e. Reading). Other MSS. written by this scribe are: New College, Oxford, 240, 241 (dated 1497), 254 (dated 1494), Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 106 (dated 1495), 23 and 24 (dated 1500).

Religious House Reading, Berkshire, Benedictine Abbey
Donor Wilmer, George (c.1583-1626), Alumnus Of Trinity (Matric 1598)
Size (cm) 22 x 15
Folio 161 ff.
Material Paper
Language Greek

α8 (ιγ and ιβ are transposed)- ιθ8 κ10 (wants 10 blank).

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The quires are numbered at top of first leaf in Roman letters as well as at the bottom in Greek.
Θεοδώρου γραμματικῆς εἰσαγωγῆς τω̑ν εἰς τέσσαρα τὸ πρω̑τον.
Τω̑ν τεσσάρων καὶ εἴκοσι γραμμάτων.
Ends f.161b
κατὰ τὴν ἐκτεθεῖσαν τήνδε ἡμῖν μέθοδον λέγομεν.
Colophon follows.


Ker, N. R., Medieval Libraries of Great Britain, Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks 3, 2nd edn (London, 1964)

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