Number 3. 2015
Estudios bizantinos is a digital and international open-access journal of Byzantine Studies. It has been created by the Sociedad Española de Bizantinística and it welcomes scientific papers with original and high-quality content on any aspect of the Byzantine civilisation.

Inmaculada Pérez Martín

Matrit. 4641, a manuscript belonging to Konstantinos Laskaris in the 15th century, is the most important copy of the corpus of rhetorical works by Choricius of Gaza. We offer its codicological and paleographical analysis, precising the dating of its first stage of composition at the end of the 13th century or the beginning of the 14th century and a second stage (perhaps from the 1320’s) when Gabriel, known as monk of St George of Mangana in Constantinople, and an anonymous assistant completed the copy adding several discourses, hypotheseis (long titles or introductory texts) and protheoriai (explanatory comments), the index of contents, and a forged letter by Photius which is simply the codex 160 of his Bibliotheca.
Keywords: School of Gaza, Late-antique Rhetoric, Choricius, Textual transmission, Greek Paleography