Manuscript Summary: In the middle of the 12th century the Latin works of Statius and Virgil as well as adaptations of Homer were translated into the vernacular. At the same time these Latin texts were being brought into the "romance" language (French), the first examples of the French poetic form called the "Roman" or Romance were being written. CB 18, a parchment manuscript, contains two such works, the "Roman de Troie" by Benoît de Sainte-Maure and the anonymously authored "Roman de Thèbes".
Vielliard Françoise, Manuscrits Français du Moyen Âge, Cologny-Genève, 1975, pp. 40-45. Show standard description
Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 18
Parchment · II + 268 + II ff. · 30.0 x 20.0 cm · Abbey of Tongerloo, Diocese of Cambrai, Deanery of Antwerp · end of the 13th century
Benoît de Sainte-More: Roman de Troie, Thèbes (Roman de)
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Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 18, Back cover – Benoît de Sainte-More: Roman de Troie, Thèbes (Roman de) (http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/fmb/cb-0018)