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MS. Barocci 120

Summary Catalogue no.: 120

Euripides Early 14th cent.


1. (fols. 1r–109v)
Language(s): Greek
1a. (fol. 1r)

cp. Suda Ε 3695.

Language(s): Greek
1b. (fol. 1rv)

hypothesis of the Hecuba

Language(s): Greek
1c. (fols. 2r–31r)
Language(s): Greek
1d. (fol. 31rv)

hypothesis of the Orestes (MS. title Electra).

Language(s): Greek
1e. (fols. 32r–68v)
Language(s): Greek
1f. (fol. 69v)

hypothesis of the Phoenissae.

Language(s): Greek
1g. (fols. 70r–109v)
Language(s): Greek

Glosses and scholia to all three plays.

2. (fols. 110v–111r)
Manuel Moschopoulos

pr. L. Levi, Studi Italiani di Filologia Classica x (1902), pp. 66 f.

Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Oriental paper.
Extent: iii + 115 leaves.
Dimensions (leaf): 245 × 175 mm.
Foliation: Foliated (i–iii), 1–88, 90–112, (113–15); fols. 69r, 110r, 111v, 112rv blank.


(fol. 1) i 1, ii–iv 8, (fol. 26) v 6, (fol. 32) vi–xv 8. Quire numbers probably not original.


Ruling: 21–3 lines. Ruling type a frame of outlines for areas of text and scholia. 185 × 85 mm.


Text written by six scholarly hands: A, fols. 1rv, 31rv, 110v–111r. B, fols. 2r–17r, = hand ‘e’ in MS. Coislin 169 (see the description by R. Deveresse, Le Fonds Coislin). C, fol. 17v. D, fols. 18r–31r, perhaps = ‘b’ in Coislin 169. E, fols. 32r–68v, = ‘f’ in Coislin 169, probably also to be seen in Vat. Urb. gr. 140. F, fols. 69v–109v, = ‘a’ in Coislin 169. Scribe E wrote at the top of fols. 32r and 35r θεοτόκε βοήθει μοι τῷ ἁμαρτωλῷ Ἰωάννῃ.

Additions: Addition on fol. 1v, 15th cent. (?): Εὐριπίδηϲ· Ϲοφοκλῆϲ· Θεόκριτοϲ· Ἡϲίοδοϲ· Πίνδαροϲ· Ὁμήρου ϲτοιχεῖα δύο.


Binding of blind-stamped brown leather, early 18th cent.


Origin: Early 14th cent.

Record Sources

Description by Nigel Wilson, c. 1970. Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars prima recensionem codicum Graecorum continens, Quarto Catalogues I, 1883, repr. with corrections 1969).