18.23 Basil the Great, Plutarch, Lucian
Docheiariou Monastery, Cod. 268
Paper, 23 x 16 cm, ff. 344
1. (fol. 1) Basil the Great: Homilies and Letters.
2. (fol. 126) Plutarch: selected works from the Moralia.
3. (fol. 280) Lucian: works.
This is one of the most important manuscripts of Classical authors that survive on Mount Athos, particularly in respect of the works of Lucian, since it is the oldest of the 69 manuscripts of his work preserved on the Holy Mountain.
The works of Plutarch which occupy fols. 126-279v were collated by Gregory Vernardakis in the edition of the Moralia he produced for the well-known Teubner series published in Leipzig.
Bibliography: Lambros 1895, p. 263. Vernardakis 1888, Vol. I, pp. XII and XLVIIIff. Cf. a more recent edition of Plutarch's Moralia in the same Teubner series, Lipsiae 1974, Vol. I, p. XXVI. Rudberg 1956, pp. 176, 178, 182.