Tou en hagiois patros hēmōn Iōannou archiepiskopou Kōnstantinou poleōs tou Chrystostomou hypomnēma eis ton hagion Matthaion ton euangelistēn ...

John Chrysostom, Saint, -407 [Browse]
Uniform title
Manuscript, Book
Ancient Greek (to 1453)
A.D. 955


  • Title from printed catalog.
  • Script: The three parts of Garrett MS. 14 were each written by a different scribe. The principal scribe (Part II, fols. 27r-34v, 39r-295r) was Nikephoros, according to the scribal note on fol. 295r: "hōsper / xenoi / chai/rousin pa/trida vle/pein. houtōs / kai tois gra/phousin vi/vliou te/los."
  • Decoration: The titles of the homilies, and the relevant words of Matthew's gospel that are written before the beginning of each homily, were enclosed by the scribe on three sides by a narrow fillet and on the top by an ornamental strip; the homily text proper then starts with an enlarged initial. The strips and initials were drawn, and sometimes colored, in the same brown ink as that used for the text, and are surely the work of Nikephoros himself.
Binding note
Western-style binding of the 19th or early 20th century. Brown calfskin over pasteboard, sewn on six cords. The front pastedown is a leaf from a lectionary, France or Germany, 12th century. The back pastedown is a portion of a leaf from Gregory the Great, Homiliae in Evangelia libri duo (1:20), France, ca. 1200.
  • 1. 1r-295r: "Tou en hagiois patros hēmōn iōannou archiepiskopou kōnstantinou poleōs tou chrysostomou hypomnēma eis ton hagion matthaion ton euangelistēn; prooimion; eulogēson pater. Edei men hēmas mēde deisthai tēs apo tōn grammatōn voētheias."
  • 2. 296r-298v: "Tou en hagiois patros hēmōn ioannou archiepiskopou kōnstantinoupoleōs tou chrysostomou; enkōmion eis tous hagious kai paneuphēmous kai koryphaious tōn apostolōn petron kai paulon."
  • 3. 298v-310r: "Hypomnēma dialamvanon merikōs, agōnas kai athla kai apodēmias kai teleiōsin, tōn hagiōn kai koryphaiōn apostolōn petrou kai paulou. Kai tōn technōn; ou monon tous ex archēs pateras apodechometha."
  • 4. 310r-311v: "Eis tēn proskynēsin tēs timias alyseōs tou hagiou apostolou kai koryphaiou petrou. Hosoi tō tou koryphaiou tōn apostolōn theiō erōti."
Source acquisition
Gift of Robert Garrett (1875-1961), Princeton University Class of 1897, to the Princeton University Library in 1942.
Publications about
Kotzabassi, Sofia. Greek manuscripts at Princeton, sixth to nineteenth century: a descriptive catalogue. Princeton, N.J. : Department of Art and Archaeology and Program in Hellenic Studies, Princeton University : in association with Princeton University Press, 2010.
Cite as
Garrett MS. 14, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
Other title(s)
Garrett MS. 14
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