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Medieval and Early Modern Greek Manuscripts : Ephraem Syrus

Medieval and Early Modern Greek Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>This manuscript, probably copied in the 11th century, contains a series of homilies attributed to the patristic theologian and hymnographer <i>Ephraem Syrus</i>. A native of Nisibis in Roman Mesopotamia, Ephraem wrote in Syriac, but a large number of texts in Greek were later attributed to him, a corpus of uncertain authorship known as Ephraem Graecus.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>An incomplete quire from a Gospel lectionary manuscript, probably copied in the 12th century, has been reused to provide endleaves for this manuscript.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>In the 16th or 17th century the manuscript was owned by a priest named Tranos from a place called Tabria, who donated it to a monastery dedicated to the Holy Trinity, as recorded by a note on <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(29);return false;'>p. 11</a>. This note was originally dated, but abrasion of the ink has resulted in this information being lost.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dr Christopher Wright</p>

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