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Collection Level Description: Saibante Manuscripts

Reference: MSS. Auct. T. 3. 1-21, T. 4. 1-24, T. 5.1-6
Title: Saibante Manuscripts
Dates of Creation: 10th-17th cent.
Extent: 51 shelfmarks

Language of Material: Ancient Greek

Scope and Content

Greek manuscripts collected by Giovanni Saibante of Verona (fl. 1732), including manuscripts relating to Saint John Chrysostom and Greek literature.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were purchased in 1820 for £500.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

Full descriptions, in Latin, are in Henry O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars prima recensionem codicum Graecorum continens (Oxford, 1853; reprinted with corrections, 1969).

Brief one-line descriptions, with shelfmarks and short titles, are in Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, nos. 20497-20548.

Access Points

Greek literature


Chrysostom | John | 347-407 | Saint

Saibante | Giovanni | fl 1732

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