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Guide to Statius, P. Papinius, Achilleid. Manuscript, circa 1410

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Statius, P. Papinius, Achilleid. Manuscript (Ms 704)


circa 1410

Manuscript Number:

Codex Ms 704


1 volume; 21 x 16 cm.


Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
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Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


A manuscript copy of the epic on life of Achilles, unfinished, by a scribe named Iohannes de Sancto Quirichio. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 704.

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Scope Note

Fair copy of Statius' unfinished epic on the life of Achilles, describing how young Achilles' mother hid him on the island of Seyros, disguised as a girl (to prevent his participation in the Trojan War), and how he was found by Ulysses and Diomede.

Includes red and blue Lombardic capitals. The scribe is named as Iohannes de Sancto Quirichio, and may have been connected with the San Quirico family of Verona.

This work has been rebound and binding fragments retained. See the Special Collections circulation desk for additional information.

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Codex Ms 704

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