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Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 468: Psalter (Latin and Greek)

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Title:
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 468: Psalter (Latin and Greek)
Alternate Title:
Psalterium Latino-Graecum
Language:
Latin, French, Middle (ca. 1400-1600), and Greek, Modern (1453- )
Extent:
ff. 10 + 158
Approximate Date:
[ca. 1275 - 1299]
Collection:
Parker Manuscripts
Description:
The psalter in CCCC MS 468, dating to c. 1250, has parallel Latin-Greek text, although the Greek is written in Latin script. It contains a calendar of the Benedictine Abbey of Ramsey and probably belonged to the prior, Gregory of Huntingdon (fl. c. 1290). On the front flyleaf are the cipher characters of a Greek system of numbers brought back from Greece by John of Basingstoke, archdeacon of Leicester (d. 1252). The book also contains a section of verses concerned with prognostics, proverbs and the world of nature.