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Collection:
Greek
folio:
fol. 290v
source:
oulis
sort order:
5970
Shelfmark:
MS. E. D. Clarke 39
Description:
'The Clarke Plato': the oldest manuscript (discounting papyrus fragments) for about half the dialogues of Plato, perhaps once the first volume of a two-volume set. Commissioned by Arethas of Patrae (bishop of Caesarea, 902-c. 939), who paid 21 gold coins for the copying and the parchment, and added scholia in the margin in a tiny uncial hand (with at least one other contemporary hand).
Collection:
Greek manuscripts at Oxford
Title:
Tetralogies 1-6, comprising 24 dialogues: Euthyphro, Apologia, Crito, Phaedo, Cratylus, Theaetetus, Sophistes, Politicus, Parmenides, Philebus, Symposium, Phaedrus, Alcibiades i and ii, Hipparchus, Erastae, Theages, Charmides, Laches, Lysis, Euthydemus, Protagoras, Gorgias and Meno. With marginal scholia. 
Type of Object:
manuscript
Country of Origin:
Byzantine
Date:
895
Place of Origin:
Constantinople
Scribe:
Johannes calligraphus
Extent:
vi 434 leaves
Dimensions:
c. 400 x c. 242 mm.
Catalogue reference:
Summary Catalogue no. 18400
Conditions of Access:
© The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.
Language:
Greek

Tetralogies 1-6, comprising 24 dialogues: Euthyphro, Apologia, Crito, Phaedo, Cratyl…