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Greek manuscripts put online

The British Library has posted more than 280 volumes of Greek manuscripts online. Browse through the collection here.

The manuscripts, freely available online at www.bl.uk/manuscripts, are part of what the library calls one of the most important collections outside Greece for the study of more than 2,000 years of Hellenic culture.

The library holds a total of over 1,000 Greek manuscripts, over 3,000 Greek papyri and a comprehensive collection of early Greek printing.

They contain information for scholars working on the literature, history, science, religion, philosophy and art of the Eastern Mediterranean in the Classical and Byzantine periods.

“This is exactly what we have all hoped for from new technology, but so rarely get,” said Mary Beard, professor of classics at the University of Cambridge.

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