A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Barocci 127

Summary Catalogue no.: 127


1. (fols. 1r–17v)
Aristophanes, Plutus,

ll. 561–end.

Language(s): Greek
2. (fols. 18r–56v)
Aristophanes, Clouds,

with hypothesis VIII by ⟨Thomas Magister⟩ .

Language(s): Greek
3. (fols. 56v–88v)
Aristophanes, Frogs,

ll. 1–1343, breaking off at ϲυναρπάϲαϲα, with hypothesis III by ⟨Thomas Magister⟩ .

Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 89 leaves.
Dimensions (leaf): 250 × 165 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 170 × 80 mm.
Foliation: Foliated (i), 1–88, (89).


(fol. 1) i–ii missing, iii–xiii 8. Quires numbered on top right of first recto and centre of lower margin on last verso.


Ruling: 19 lines. Ruling type similar to Leroy 32C1.


Text written by one scribe. Scholia and glosses by two other hands, one contemporary, the other later. A few more scholia and glosses by (?) Andrea Dono ; as the book had been damaged by moisture he retraced a good deal of the text and scholia. A few other hands are occasionally visible.


Rubrication: some carmine ink used by the original scribe, carmine and vermilion by Dono.



Binding of blind-stamped brown leather over wood, with hunting-scene stamps, 15th–16th cent., in late Byzantine style.


Origin: 14th century

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).


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.