Select manuscript from this collection: Codex restitutus 1  A XI 89 AN II 3  R III 1  65/235
Country of Location:
Country of Location
Library / Collection:
Library / Collection
AN I 8
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Elias Cretensis, Commentarius in S. Gregorii Nazianzeni orationes
Parchment and paper · 385 ff. · ca. 38 x 27 cm · 13th century
Ancient Greek
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
Famous for the two portraits of Gregory of Nazianzus and Elias of Crete, as well as for a unique cycle of illustrations in honor of Gregory (of which 5 have been lost), this codex is also noteworthy for its content (19 commentaries by Elias of Crete, still unpublished in Greek) and for the story of its creation. The commentaries were copied around the end of the 12th or the beginning of the 13th century, a project that did not provide for miniatures on the frontispiece. These were added a short time later, together with a prologue. The codex still retains the binding that was created in Constantinople between 1435 and 1437 during a restoration for its new owner, the Dominican John of Ragusa, who brought the codex to Basel in 1437. (and)
Standard description:
Standard description
Von Patrik Andrist im Auftrag der Universitätsbibliothek Basel vorbereitete Beschreibung, 2017.
Show standard description
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-ubb-AN-I-0008 (
Permanent link:
Permanent link
IIIF Manifest URL:
IIIF Manifest URL
IIIF Drag-n-drop
How to quote:
How to quote
Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN I 8: Elias Cretensis, Commentarius in S. Gregorii Nazianzeni orationes (
Online Since:
Online Since
External resources:
External resources
(Concerning all other rights see each manuscript description and our Terms of use)
Annotation Tool - Log in
There aren't any annotations for this manuscript. Be the first to create one!
Add an annotation
Annotation Tool - Log in
There aren't any new bibliographical references for this manuscript. Be the first to add one!
Add a bibliographical reference

Reference Images and Binding

Front cover
Front cover
Back cover
Back cover
Ruler on page
Ruler on page