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Logoi askētikoi [para Maximou Margouniou].
Margounios, Maximos, 1530?-1602
Greek, Modern (1453- )
1 v. : paper ; 314 x 215 (240 x 150) mm bound to 315 x 205 mm (original wooden boards)
Orthodox Eastern Church
Orthodox Eastern Church
John, Climacus, Saint, active 6th century
Ieremias II, Patriarch of Constantinople, 1536-1594
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Consists of two parts: the first part, which is the shortest contains a letter at the beginning of the book to Ieremias II, Patriarch of Constantinople, written by Maximos, the bishop of Kythēra: "Tō panagiōtatō archiepiskopō kōnstantinoupoleōs kai oikou / menikō patriarchē kyriō kyriō, / hieremia, maximos ta / peinos Episkopos / kythērōn makariōs / apalla / ttein". Included also is a letter from the Abbot of the Monastery of Raitho, John, to St. John of the Ladder, as well as a speech at the end of the book "on the pastor," which highlights the ideal features that should adorn a pastor and teachers of the Church. The second part of the manuscript consists of thirty chapters, a treatise, which is known as "Ladder of Divine Ascent" and describes the spiritual reasons and tips for an ascetic life.
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Physical description; 27 lines a page; written in Greek language and script in black ink; chapter titles in red ink; text in two columns; folio (312 x 210 mm.). Collation: 4 4 7 -8 11:  + σμβ' [=242] ff. (lacking 2 leaves from the first and 2 from the second quire, a few wormholes to the margins of some leaves, waterstains). Colophon at the end refers to the scribe's name and date of the manuscript: "theou to dōron, kai ponos leontiou / epi etous sōtērion axle kai / hoi anaginōskontes, euxasthai dia / ton kyrion. kai ta sphalenta / diorthōsasthai heneken tēs / agapēs christou tou / theou hēmōn / noemvriō ka - / eilēphe terma -." Foliation by another hand, without signatures; marginal notes.
Bound in contemporary goatskin over wooden boards; worn, first and last leaves loose; sewn on four raised bands.
Purchase: Acquired with mathing funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund. AM 2014-17.