Sunday, November 13, 2011

British Library's Digitised Manuscripts site

The British Library's Digitised Manuscripts site was launched in September 2010, and currently attracts more than 24,000 page views each month. Our first upload comprised 284 Greek manuscripts, and we have periodically added more content, including the Lindisfarne Gospels, the Old English Hexateuch and autograph manuscripts of William Blake and JSBach. Another 74 Greek manuscripts have now been added to this list, containing approximately 25,000 images. The British Library is privileged to house such a significant collection of manuscripts written in the Greek language, ranging in date from the 3rd century B.C. to the present, and constituting arguably the largest and most important resource outside Greece for the study of Hellenic culture. The digitisation of our Greek manuscripts has been generously funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The most recent upload features items ranging in date from the 11th to the 18th century, and includes a 14th-century Psalter, works of St Basil of Caesarea copied in the 14th century, a 15th-century copy of Homer's Odyssey, a collection of divinations and writings on magic, and a Greek-Latin dictionary copied in about 1420. Here is a listing of all the Greek manuscripts recently added to the British Library's Digitised Manuscripts. Harley 1675 Copies of Greek and Latin texts with notes by Toussaint Berchet (d. 1607), after 1590 Harley 1771 Homer, Iliad, 15th century Harley 1814 Dionysius Periegetes, Orbis descriptio, 15th century Harley 1868 Cassianus Bassus, Geoponica, 14th century Harley 3100 Suda, 15th century Harley 3329 In Sacra Biblia Graeca ex versione LXX, 17th century Harley 3382 Selections from Claudius Aelian, De animalium natura libri xvii, 17th century Harley 3521 Collection of notes and extracts, 17th century Harley 4767 Lycophron, Alexandra, 17th century Harley 5534 Psalter, 14th century Harley 5539 Works of Agapetus diaconus and Basil I 'the Macedonian', 15th century Harley 5549 Life of Hartmann Beyer (1516-1577), by Philipp Reinhart, ?1580 Harley 5554 Nomocanon of Manuel Malaxos, 1675 Harley 5556 Gerasimus, Patriarch of Alexandria, On Communion, etc., 1714 Harley 5560 Sindbad (Syntipas) the philosopher, Tale of the king, his son, and the 7 sages, 1667 Harley 5561 Euchologion, with readings from the Epistles and Gospels, 13th-15th century Harley 5564 Epiphanius of Salamis, De duodecim gemmis, 16th century Harley 5570 Psalms and Odes etc., 16th century Harley 5574 Symeon, Archbishop of Thessalonica, 17th century Harley 5575 Euthymius Zigabenus, Ps.-Nonnus, Nicholas of Andida etc., 1281 Harley 5576 Works of St Basil of Caesarea etc., 14th century Harley 5577 Works of Dionysius Periegetes and Eustathius of Thessalonica, 15th century Harley 5581 Menaion, 14th century Harley 5588 New Testament, 13th century Harley 5590 Eusebius of Caesarea, Commentary on the Psalms, 16th century Harley 5592 Photius, Bibliotheca, 16th century Harley 5593 Works of Photius, Aristides, Philip of Side etc., 1555 Harley 5596 Divinations, magic, etc., 15th century Harley 5599 Aristotle, 15th century Harley 5602 St John Chrysostom, Homiliae 1-55 in Acta Apostolorum, 12th century Harley 5603 Metaphrastan Menologion for October, 11th century Harley 5607 Hilarion Cigalas, Archbishop of Cyprus, Synodikon in hexameters, 17th century Harley 5608 Missal of Dominican use, 15th century Harley 5609 Works of St Basil of Caesarea and Isocrates, 15th century Harley 5610 Epistolographi Graeci, 14th century Harley 5619 St John Damascenus, Barlaam and Josaphat, c.1590 Harley 5623 Liturgica, 13th-17th century Harley 5626 Medical writings of Aetius and Hippocrates, 16th century Harley 5630 Symeon, Archbishop of Thessalonica, 16th century Harley 5637 Collations of Polyainos, Strategemata, 17th century Harley 5645 Themistius, 17th century Harley 5663 Collection of fragments, 16th century Harley 5666 Commentary on St Gregory, In laudem S. Basilii Magni, etc., 16th century Harley 5672 Homer, Iliad, 15th century Harley 5675 Canon Law, 16th century Harley 5678 Dionysius the Ps.-Areopagite, 15th century Harley 5679 Dioscorides, 15th century Harley 5685 Nemesius and Proclus, 12th century Harley 5691 Works of Manuel Bryennios, etc., 15th-16th century Harley 5692 Plutarch, Vitae Parallelae, 14th century Harley 5697 Ιoannes Chortasmenos, Metropolites of Selymbria, 15th century Harley 5727 Scholia on Homer, Iliad I-XIX, 15th-16th century Harley 5734 Theological miscellany, 16th century Harley 5782 Synaxarion (Lives of Saints), 1362-63 Harley 5783 Symeon, Archbishop of Thessalonica, 1601 Harley 5784 Four Gospels, 15th century Harley 5790 Four Gospels, 1478 Harley 5795 Iamblichus, 16th century Harley 6302 Formulary for letters to ecclesiastics, etc., 17th century Harley 6304 Nomocanon, 1713 Harley 6307 Aristophanes, Plutus, Nubes and Ranae, 15th century Harley 6309 Mechanica, 17th century Harley 6310 Collection of fragments, 16th century Harley 6311A Demosthenes, De corona, 15th century Harley 6313 Greek-Latin dictionary, circa 1420 Harley 6316 Ecclesiastical History, 16th century Harley 6317 Military treatises by Athenaeus, Biton and Leo VI, ?1563 Harley 6322 Demosthenes, Aeschines, Synesius, 15th century Harley 6325 Homer, Odyssey, 15th century Harley 6462 Greek grammar in Latin, before 1715 Harley 6478 Epigrams from the Palatine Anthology, before 1713 Harley 6874 Aristotle, 15th century Harley 6876 Geoponica, c. 1700-1703 Harley 7576 Miscellany, 1588-1724

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