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A History of the Destruction of Troy

January 14th, 2022

In this discussion of our mid-fifteenth century copy of Guido da Colomna’s Historia destructionis Troiae (History of the Destruction of Troy) we cover the history of the Sibylline Oracle, the Middle English copies of the Troiae, and the composition of our manuscript. We chat about the role of the scribe/author in creating the histories of Troy, why there is such a revival of interest in the Trojan war in the medieval period, and the interesting addition of the Sibylline text at the very end of the codex. 

Resources: GUIDO DA COLOMNA, Historia destructionis Troiae (History of the Destruction of Troy); Extract from the Sibylline prophecies

 

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