Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 230: Publius Papinius Statius, Thebais
Latin and French, Middle (ca. 1400-1600)
230 Height (mm) and 125 Width (mm)
[ca. 1100 - 1199]
Given by Daniel Rogers.
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The copy of the Thebaid by the Roman poet, Statius (c. 45-c. 96), was donated to Corpus Christi College by the scholar, poet and diplomat, Daniel Rogers (c. 1538-91). The manuscript of the late twelfth or early thirteenth century is either French or English. It has some notations in the margins. This epic poem is about the attack on the city of Thebes by the seven leaders of Argos, and is a reworking of an ancient Greek epic now mostly lost. The text was of interest in the Middle Ages, used as a source for the twelfth-century French romance, Le Roman de Thèbes, and by Boccaccio and Chaucer.