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The Tragedies of Lucius Annaeus Seneca, written in the 15th cent. in France (?)

MS. D'Orville 176

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  1. Hercules Furens
  2. Thyestes
  3. Phoenissae
  4. ['Thebais']
  5. Hippolytus
  6. Oedipus
  7. Troades
  8. Medea
  9. Agamemnon
  10. Octavia
  11. Hercules Oetaeus.

The first three have some notes and glosses.

On fol. iii is a general preface to the plays beg. 'Tria genera theologie').

On fol. 1 is a coat of arms, tierce in fesse, azure gules and or, on the first three mullets argent.


  • Creation: written in the 15th cent. in France (?)


199 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. D'Orville 176

Former reference:

Auct. X. 1. 5. 29

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 17054

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, with illuminated capitals, borders


9 1/4 × 6 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom