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Location: Cologny
Library / Collection: Fondation Martin Bodmer
Shelfmark: Cod. Bodmer 64
Manuscript title: Euripides, Phoinissae
Caption: Paper · 2 + 71 + 2 ff. · 21 x 14.3 cm · end of the 15th century
Language: Ancient Greek
Manuscript summary: Following Aeschylus (Seven Against Thebes) and Sophocles (Oedipus the King, Euripides sought to treat the Theban myth in a new way in his writing. The first pages of this manuscript, copied around the end of the 15th century on paper, lay out the plot summary of the work, call to mind the prophecy about Oedipus and the riddle of the Sphinx, and then present the list of characters. The page following the transcription of the work also presents a summary of Sophocles's Oedipus the King and thus alludes to the relationship between these two masterpieces of the ancient theater. (jos)
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.5076/e-codices-cb-0064
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