Basil the Great: the Manuscripts of his Letters

The most important manuscripts, classified by family, are:

Oxford, Bodleian, Barrocianus 121 Aa 11th c.
Florence, Laurentian 57, 7. Aa 11-12
Vatican graecus. 434 fonds. Aa 13
Venice, Marcianus gr. 61. Aa 11
Patmos 57 Aa 12
Oxford, Bodleian, Thomas Roe 18 Aa 14
Paris Bibliotheque Nationale Français graecus 334 S Aa 16
Paris Bibliotheque Nationale Français graecus 506 Ab 10
Paris Bibliotheque Nationale Français graecus 763 S Ab 11
Vienna 142 Ab 11
Modena, Estensis 229 Ab 11-12
Venice, Marcianus gr. 79 Ab 12
Oxford, Bodleian, Miscell. 38 Ab 16
Paris Bibliotheque Nationale Français graecus 967 Ac 14
Paris Bibliotheque Nationale Français graecus 1021 S Ac 13
Paris Arsenal 37 P.  Bo 11
Florence, Laurentian 4, 14 Bo 10-11
Vatican gr. 713 fonds Bo 13
Munich 497 Bo 11
Paris Bibliotheque Nationale Français Coislin. 237 Bo 11
Vatican gr. 2209 f. Bu 10-11
Paris Bibliotheque Nationale Français graecus 971 Bu 16
Milan, Ambrosian 604 Bu 16
Paris Bibliotheque Nationale Français graecus 1020 S. Bx 11
Vatican gr. 435 f. Bz 13
Berlin 23 Bz 16

The text was first printed at Venice, by Aldus, in 1499.

Bibliography

Roy J. Deferrari, Saint Basil: The Letters. Harvard (Loeb) (1961), vol. 1, pp.xli-xlii.  Checked.  Refers to J. Bessières, "La tradition manuscrit de la correspondance de Saint Basile", JTS 21 (1919), several installments starting at no. 81.  Reprinted as a book by Oxford Univ. Press.

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