Codex Cryptensi

Codex Cryptensi

Probably Basilian Monastery of Santa Maria in Grottaferrata (Italy) — Second half of the 13th century (completed in 1281)

Codex Cryptensi

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Description
Codex Cryptensi

The Hirmologium e Codice Cryptensi E. γ. II, known simply as the Codex Cryptensi, comprises one of the finest and most extensive collections of Byzantine heirmoi – model stanzas of the odes of the canons with their music. Completed in 1281, the 672-page manuscript contains 1,959 heirmoi written in Greek using red and black ink, but it is actually of Italian manufacture, probably in the Basilian Monastery of Santa Maria in Grottaferrata. As such, the notation is similar to that used in the Grottaferrata Codex.

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Hirmologium e Codice Cryptensi E. γ. II
Codice Cryptensi
Size / Format
674 pages / 24.0 × 15.0 cm
Origin
Italy
Date
Second half of the 13th century (completed in 1281)
Style
Genre
Language
Script
Greek minuscule

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Facsimile Editions

#1 Hirmologium e codice Cryptensi E. c. II

Commentary: 1 volume by Lorenzo Tardo
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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