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Copies of Aristophanes, Euripides, Sophocles and Hesiod, written in 1441 by Demetrios Xanthopoulos

MS. D'Orville 72

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  1. (fol. 1) The Πλοΰτος of Aristophanes, with scholia
  2. (fol. 44) The Nεφέλαι of Aristophanes, with scholia
  3. (fol. 94v) The 'Εκάβη of Euripides, with scholia
  4. (fol. 138) The'ορέστης of Euripides, with scholia
  5. (fol. 200) The Αΐας of Sophocles, with scholia
  6. (fol. 250) The 'Ηλέκτρα of Sophocles, with scholia
  7. (fol. 310b) The Εργα και 'ημεραι of Hesiod, with scholia: vv. 1--646, 675-780 (άλέασθαι) only, a leaf or two being lost.

On fol. 309v is '+' Ω Χριστέ βοηθή τώ γράψαντι ταύτα τα ποιητικά τά τρία' 'Αριστοφάνην, Εύριπίδην καί τον γοερόν Σοφοκλέα:-- +'Ιησού ήγού μοτ ςβεβψ Ξρσψσμθναλκχοσ' ψσλνψρπθρβρψσ + έτει ςου Ξου μθυ ινδ. ιε', i.e. Δημητρίω τώ Ξανθοπούλψ τώ οντι και ήιτρώ (ίητρώ), A.D. 1441 (not 1431).


  • Creation: written in 1441 by Demetrios Xanthopoulos


338 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)


MS. D'Orville 72

Former reference:

Auct. X. 1. 3. 13

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 16950

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. D'Orville.

Physical Facet

On paper


9 1/8 × 6 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom