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The Destruction of Troy, written in A.D. 1461 at Paris by J. Fleury

MS. Douce 356
Held at the Weston Library

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'... Listoire de Troye et la destrucion translatee de latin en francoys, mise par personnages, composee par maistre Jaques Milet estudiant en loys en la ville dorleans, commencee lan mil. cccc. cinquante le second jour du mois de Septambre ...': with a prologue, of which one leaf containing the first 'six stanzas' is lost: all in verse: at beg. 'O deesses et dieux.' At end 'Cy fine listoire ... escripte par la main de Jehan Fleury et achevee le cinquieme de Decembre vigille sainct Nicolas mil cccc soixante & vng', with a monogram and 'A grant paine.' At fol. 352v 'Cy commence toute la substance de listoire de Troye par ryme selond Daire & Dithis': beg. 'Iason & Hercules vers Colcos sen aloient': at end a Latin colophon 'per me Johannem Floridum in artibus magistrum Parisius comorantem ... ' Dec. 5. 1461.


  • Creation: written in A.D. 1461 at Paris by J. Fleury


355 leaves, in double columns

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Douce 356

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 21931

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

Physical Facet

On paper, with some miniatures slightly coloured, as far as fol. 63


12 × 8 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom