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Country of LocationSwitzerland
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Library / CollectionFondation Martin Bodmer
ShelfmarkCod. Bodmer 152
Manuscript TitleSeneca, Tragedies
CaptionParchment · I + 122 + I ff. · 30.3 x 21 cm · Northern Italy · last third of the 14th century
Manuscript SummaryDuring the Middle Ages, Seneca was the most popular and most read of the ancient playwrights. The manuscripts of his tragedies, of which almost 400 copies are known today, are mostly from the 14th and 15th century, as is this copy, owned by the Fondation Bodmer. At the beginning of each of Seneca's dramas, this version has a historiated initial that summarizes the plot of the drama, such as the suicide of Jocasta and the blinding of Oedipus at the beginning of the eponymous drama (f. 46v). The rather modest execution of these initials was most likely carried out in Northern Italy, where most of the illuminated copies of this text (about 50) were produced.
Standard descriptionPellegrin Elisabeth, Manuscrits latins de la Bodmeriana, Cologny-Genève 1982, pp. 358-360.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-fmb-cb-0152 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-fmb-cb-0152)
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IIIF Manifest URLhttp://e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/fmb-cb-0152/manifest.json
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How to quoteCologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 152: Seneca, Tragedies (http://e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/fmb/cb-0152).
DecorationFigurative, Initial, Margin, Ornamental
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Margarethe Billerbeck, « Eine übersehene Handschrift der Seneca-Tragödien. Zum Cod. Bodmer 152 », Museum Helveticum, 1992, 49, pp. 53-56.