Rahlfs 1420

Athens, National Library of Greece, 45 (Kremos III). Numéro diktyon: 2341.
s. XII/XIII | Parchment, 368 ff., 270 × 200 mm  Text area: 187 × 112, 1 col., 26 lines per page. |  Minuscule (It has some features of the corsiva stillizata arrotondata minuscule.). | Owner: Παρθένιος ἱερομόναχος ἐκ Πραστοῦ, see Kremos (1876: 12)..
Catena on the Psalms. | The catena incorporates the text of the Psalms, which is marked with diacritical signs. It consists of excerpts from Theodorete, Eusebius of Caesarea, Didymus the Blind, Hesychius, Origen, Cyril of Alexandria, Theodore of Antioch, Asterius, Basil of Ceasarea, Athanasius of Alexandria, Apollinarius and John Chrysostom. It also contains hexaplaric notes, see for instance the references to Aquila (f. 149r) and to Symmachus and Aquila (ff. 243r, 359r). Some folios in the middle of the manuscript have been lost, but it is not known how many are lacking. Parpulov (Appendix B1) dates the manuscript to the 12th century, Richard (1956: XVIII) and Aussedat (2010: 430) to the 12th/13th centuries, whereas Sakkelion (1892: 8), Rahlfs (1914: 6), Karo-Lietzmann (1902) and Vanderschelden (2018: 407) favour a 13th century date. Richard bases his edition of the Asterius’ fragments of the catena type III on this manuscript, as well as on Marc. gr. 17 and on Par. gr. 139. Aussedat (2010: 430) argues that the marginal catena of Par. gr. 139 has been transcribed as main text in EBE 45 and it has been recopied in the West in many manuscripts during the 16th century. She does not, however, specify these manuscripts.Text-type: L.
1r–368vCatena on the Ps 3:3a – Ps 40:4b. Catena Type III Karo-Lietzmann (CPG C 16)
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