Lost Manuscripts

This is a working list of manuscripts, which seem to have contained one or more of the late antique accounts of the Trojan War in Latin and which are now misplaced or destroyed. Further details will be added in due time.

In the following cases, either the part that contained the witness to the De excidio Troiae historia attributed to Dares of Phrygia is now lost or the manuscript is completely destroyed:

  • Belgium, Bruges, Openbare Bibliotheek Brugge, Ms. 428, thirteenth-fourteenth century
  • Belgium, Louvain-la-neuve, Archives de l’Université catholique de Louvain, G 120, fourteenth century
  • France, Metz, Bibliothèque municipale, 187, ninth century
  • Germany, Erlangen, Universitätsbibliothek , 647, fifteenth century
  • Germany, Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Guelf. 1 Gud. lat., twelfth century

The following manuscript, which contained a witness to the Ephemeridos belli Troiani attributed to Dictys of Crete, is completely destroyed:

  • France, Metz, Bibliothèque municipale, 187, ninth century