18.32 Miscellany of works by ancient authors
Xeropotamou Monastery, Cod. 93
Paper, 15 x 9.5 cm, pp. 556
Contents: Amongst other things, this codex contains Isocrates' Oration to Demonicus (pp. 34-64) and Aristophanes' Clouds (pp. 335-382), with an exposition in the vernacular between the lines. The value of this manuscript lies in the fact that it is one of the oldest extant manuscripts of these authors on Mount Athos. To be precise, it is one of the 53 manuscripts of Isocrates surviving on Athos - most of which are of much later date - and one of the 7 manuscripts of Aristophanes, of which 5 date from the eighteenth century, one from the sixteenth (the present one), and only one from the fifteenth (Iviron Cod. 149).
Scribe's note. At the end of Cyril of Alexandria's Lexicon (pp. 383-548):
'With God's help, this Lexicon with entries arranged in alphabetical order is now finished. May all those who handle it pray for me the scribe and not curse me for my numerous errors. The gift is from God and the labour by John. 15 November, 7094 (= 1586).'
Bibliography: Lambros 1895, p. 205. Drerup 1902, pp. 313-17. Drerup 1906, p. II. Eudokimos 1932, p. 35. Rudberg 1956, p. 179, n. 1 and p. 181.