Copies of Plays by Aeschylus

Scope and Content

Photocopies and enlargements from microfilm of parts of plays by Aeschylus, including Agamemnon, Persae and Choephoroe.

Administrative / Biographical History

Eduard Fraenkel (1888-1970) was a classical scholar. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The copies were given to the Library by Professor E. Fraenkel in 1953.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made only with the permission of the owners.

Additional Information

The originals are located as follows:

  • MS. Facs. d. 93 - Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale II F. 31 fol. 116v-159r
  • MS. Facs. d. 94 - Venice, Marc. gr. 468 (now 653?) fol. 78r-79v, Marc. gr. 663 (olim 616) fol. 109r-114v; Naples, Bibl. Naz. II F. 31 fol. 112v-113r, 117v-118r; Florence, Laur. 31. 8 fol. 71r; Cambridge University Library Adv. b. 3. 3 pp. 228, 314, 316, 318
  • MS. Facs. d. 95 - Leiden, Universiteits Bibliotheek 756 D. 21 pp. 165-7, 171-2, 175-208, 210-229
  • MSS. Facs. d. 96-7 - Paris, Bibliothque Nationale grec 2791