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Microfilms of Manuscripts of Aeschylus


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Microfilms of manuscripts of Aeschylus, with a few other Greek texts: collected by Professor M.L. West, with the aid of a research grant from the British Academy, for use in the preparation of his Teubner edition of Aeschylus.


  • Creation: 20th cent.


19 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Film 1839].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Film 1839-57

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 7021

Biographical / Historical

Martin Litchfield West (b 1937), classical philologist, is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The microfilms were given to the Library by Professor M.L. West with the concurrence of the British Academy in 1990.

Existence and Location of Copies

The originals are located as follows:

  1. MS. Film 1839 - Cambridge, University Library
  2. MSS. Film 1840-4 - Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
  3. MS. Film 1845 - Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana
  4. MS. Film 1846 - Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale
  5. MSS. Film 1847-9 - Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale
  6. MS. Film 1850 - Rome, Biblioteca Vallicelliana
  7. MS. Film 1851 - Salamanca, University Library
  8. MSS. Film 1852-6 - Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
  9. MS. Film 1857 - Venice, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana


M.L. West, Studies in Aeschylus (Stuttgart: Teubner, 1990).
Microfilms of Manuscripts of Aeschylus
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom