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Phaedra (Greek mythology) in literature, Theseus (Greek mythology) in literature Fragments, Illuminations, Translations, Manuscripts French--15th century, Manuscripts Medieval, Manuscripts Renaissance
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Porter, Dot, "Facsimile of LJS 255, Manuscript leaf from De casibus virorum illustrium" (2015). Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS): EBooks. 162.
Partial leaf from a mid-15th century copy of Laurent de Premerfait's second translation of Boccaccio's De casibus virorum illustrium, from the chapter on Theseus (10.1-17), beginning with the rubric Le Xe chappitre contient le cas de Theseus, roy dathenes, Et commence ou latin Athene. Written in lettre baÌ‚tarde by a single hand in France, possibly Paris, in 2 columns, bottom of the leaf missing, 48 lines extant out of approximately 60, frame-ruled in lead. Decorated on the recto with an unfinished (outlines and touches of color) 26-line miniature depicting the suicide of Phaedra in the larger upper section and Theseus in exile in Cyprus in the smaller lower section; a border of flowers, acanthus leaves, and gold ivy leaves above the left column and an unfinished (gold leaves only) border on the left side of the left column; and a 5-line initial in pink on gold ground.