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Digital Manuscripts of Homer

The most important surviving medieval manuscripts of the Iliad are Venetus A (x CE, aka Codex Marcianus Graecus 454, now 822) and the Townley Homer (xi CE), and the most important surviving manuscript of the Odyssey is Laurentianus 32,24(x CE).

You may view the Townley Homer here, subject to the British Library's restrictions,
and Laurentianus 32,24 here, subject to the Laurentian Library's restrictions.

For your convenience, our FREE index identifies the first and last lines on each folio page of these important Homeric manuscripts.


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The Homer Multitext Project once made available super hi-res digital images of individual folio pages of Venetus A in a directory, subject to the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. They note, "All images in [the] directory [linked above] are derived from originals that are (c) 2007, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venezie, Italia. The derivative images are (c) 2010, Center for Hellenic Studies. All original and derivative images are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. The CHS/Marciana Imaging Project was directed by David Jacobs of the British Library."
We are honored to share a FREE 796 megabyte ZIP file of Venetus A, including a separate PDF for each book of the Iliad, subject only to the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. (The PDFs of Venetus A are NOT subject to the license for personal use applicable to our editions, and we DO NOT claim a copyright in PDFs of Venetus A.) For your convenience, we added a digital bookmark on each page that identifies its first and last line numbers and its folio page number.
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