Re: identifying greek characters in an old book

From: suzanne mccarthy (
Date: Tue Oct 18 2005 - 00:52:44 CST

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    A book on Greek manuscripts called Fac-similes de manuscrits Grecs des XVe et XVIe Siecles by H.A. Omont indicates that the two forms come from two famous manuscript writers.
    The one with the kappa alpha-iota is from Ange Vergece (Angelos Bergekios)
    The other one, the shorthand form, is from Nicolas de la Torre. (Nikolas Tourrianos)
    Ruth Barbour mentions that Ange Vergece was the model for the 'grecs du roi" type but Nicolas de la Torre is also mentionned as being very similar to Vergece.
    So maybe the editor of Oratio Dominica had these two forms available and just wanted to use them both.

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