MS. Holkham Gr. 87
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Diktyon no.: 48155
Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus with selective marginal notes and glosses in Latin
tit. SOPHO|CLIS| POESIS
Dramatis personae, tit. ΤΑ ΤΟΥ ΔΡΑΜΑΤΟΣ ΠΡΟΣΩΠΑ
The verses are not numbered.
Selective marginal notes and glosses in Latin, especially in the earlier pages.
18 lines per page.
One unprofessional Italian hand.
fol. iv (r): Elementary decorative sign accompanies the title in Latin.
Holkham binding of green leather, with Coke family ostrich crest in gilt in the centre of the upper cover; Date: early nineteenth century. Rebound by John Jones of Liverpool (worked for Holkham 1816–1823. The spine lettered in gilt: / SOPHOCLES/ŒDIP./COL. / in pasted black leather: MS. /HOLKHAM/ Gr. 87.
Provenance and Acquisition
The terminus post quem is 1502. The scribe copied the text from the Aldine edition (Σοφοκλέους τραγωδίαι ἑπτὰ μετ᾽ ἐξηγήσεων. Sophoclis tragaediae septem cum commentariis, Venice, 1502) as proved by A. Turyn, Studies in the manuscript tradition of the Tragedies of Sophocles, Urbana, 1952, p. 199.
Ownership Notes: fol. iiir (top, right in brown ink): signature of Th(oma)s William Coke.
Old Catalogue Nrs: paste down (in pencil): MS. Holkham Gr. 87; fol. 1(v) (in pencil): MS. Holkham Gr. 87; fol. iir: No 2
69 271, C D2B4. Olim Holkham Hall, Libr. of the Earl of Leicester, 271
Last Substantive Revision
2020-08-20: New description by D. Skrekas.