Menologion of October


Utopia, armarium codicum bibliophilorum, Nicosia, Constantinides II

General Information

Title Evangelistarion
Shelfmarks Nicosia, Private Collection (II)
Material Parchment
Date of Origin 12th century (dating according to the script)
Script, Hands

The text is written in a minuscule script.

Original Condition

Number of Columns 2
Number of Lines at least 25

Current Condition

Dimensions 275 x 217 mm

Book Decoration and Musical Notation


Two types (& sizes) of decorated initials at the beginning of rows. Most of them are placed to the left of the text block, indicating new sections.


  • Content Item
    • Persons Matthew, Luke
    • Text Language Ancient Greek
    • Title Evangelistarion
    • Content Description

      Recto: Matthew 7:12-19.

      Verso (first column): Matthew 7:20-21 & the memories of a number of saints and martyrs for the 14th of October. Verso (second column): Luke 10:16-19.

    • Priv. Collection (II), recto (option)
    • Remarks

      Judging from the shape of the fragment, the folio was probably used later for binding of another codex. 



Lapethos, Cyprus


Manuscript no II (the present frag.) was lent by Dr. C. P. Kyrris for the Exhibition on the occasion of the First International Symposium on Mediaeval Cypriot Palaeography [see the note of the catalogue, p. 5].


  • Δελτίο τοῦ Ἱστορικού καὶ Παλαιογραφικοῦ Άρχείου. Δ'. 1984-1987 — Μορφωτικό Ἵδρυμα Ἐθνικῆς Τραπέζης, Athens 1988, ρ. 218.

Other available descriptions

  • C.N. Constantinides, Catalogue of Manuscript Exhibitions (First International Symposium on Mediaeval Cypriot Palaeography), Nicosia 1984
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