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Ms. Codex 933 - Benoît, de Sainte-More, active 12th century - [Roman de Troie, fragment]
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 933 - Benoît, de Sainte-More, active 12th century - [Roman de Troie, fragment]
Benoît, de Sainte-More, active 12th century.
[Roman de Troie, fragment] [manuscript].
Roman de Troie. Selections
[France, ca. 1300]
Physical description:
2 leaves : parchment ; 290 x 205 (240 x 154) mm. bound to 298 x 211 mm.
Fragment of the medieval Romance of Troy, written in octosyllabic couplets. The fragment corresponds, with numerous variants, to verses 6658-7024 in Volume I of Constans's critical edition of this text, in which the allies of Priam are listed and Palamedes arrives.
Ms. codex.
Title from Constans's edition.
Foliation: Parchment, ii (modern paper) + 2 + ii (modern paper); [1-2]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto. Single bifolium, formerly the center folios of a quire.
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 47 lines; ruled in ink, with double verticals at the left margin of each column.
Script: Written in a Gothic book script.
Decoration: Alternating red and blue 2-line initials at irregular intervals; red initials have flourishes in violet and blue initials have flourishes in red.
Binding: Modern pasteboard.
Origin: Written in France, ca. 1300 (Zacour-Hirsch).
Incipit: Me ... me covendi a retrere / Anci[es que] ie trespas avant ...
Explicit: ... [De tant] com[---] plus [lor targereiz] / Plus grant damage [fereiz;].
A physical description completed in 1979 by J. C. Atkinson is shelved with the manuscript.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 933
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 933
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