From the BL manuscripts blog I learn that a further 74 Greek manuscripts have been added to their online site. The site uses proprietary technology to ensure that users can’t download images — perish the thought! — but is still better than nothing.
The blog post gives a list of manuscripts. Previous lists just gave the shelfmark, but this time, thankfully, they have indicated the contents.
There’s quite a chunk of useful material here. A few highlights:
- Harley 5564 – Epiphanius of Salamis, De duodecim gemmis, 16th 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
I admit to rubbing my eyes a bit when it came to Harley 5593 — Philip of Side? Investigation gives a bit more:
Regular readers will remember that I commissioned a translation of all the fragments of Philip of Side, which is here. I wonder, therefore, what this is? I’ve asked Andrew Eastbourne to take a look, and we’ll see.
In other news, I have emailed a Dutch academic to ask about people who might be willing to translate some Old Slavonic for us all. I am, of course, thinking about the works of Methodius!