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Christ's College : Nomocanon and other Greek texts

Christ's College

<p style='text-align: justify;'>This manuscript, copied in the mid-17th century, contains a <i>Nomocanon and other Greek texts</i>. The bulk of its content relates to canon law, penance and absolution, along with miscellaneous texts, related to varying degrees, including a summary account of the Ecumenical Councils of the Church, model letters, calendrical texts and tables, and the Farmer's Law (Νόμος γεωργικός), a Late Antique or early medieval civil law text.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The original copying of the manuscript was the work of numerous different hands, and many notes were added later on blank folios and other spaces by several further hands. These include a number of notes by a priest named Menas, including a number dated 1768-1775.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'> This codex was owned by the English teacher and scholar William Henry Denham Rouse (1863–1950), fellow of Christ's College. He cites it as " Nomocan I" in an article he published in 1899 about " Folklore from the Southern Sporades" ( Rouse 1899), where he states that he had acquired it on the Greek island of Kalymnos.</p>

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