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English version of 'Thebaid', Late 19th or early 20th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/3/1/23

Scope and Contents

This is an English translation of the Latin poem 'Thebaid', written by the Latin poet, Statius. There is no title, bt previous historical records indicate that this may have been the text used by Mackinnon, who had the work published in 'Celtic Review'. This is likely to be an English translation of the Gaelic manuscript 72.1.8,ff.1-28, although the poem survives and translations of it survive in other manuscripts.

Dates

  • Late 19th or early 20th century

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

This pages are in excellent condition, although there is some discolouring to some of the pages. There is no binding, therefore the pages are held together by modern string. The ink is unfaded. The handwriting is relatively clear to understand, but there are amendments, annotations, and corrections, which may require some concentration to decipher.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Extent

1 file

Previous reference

Mackinnon C.5

Physical Description

This pages are in excellent condition, although there is some discolouring to some of the pages. There is no binding, therefore the pages are held together by modern string. The ink is unfaded. The handwriting is relatively clear to understand, but there are amendments, annotations, and corrections, which may require some concentration to decipher.

Physical Facet

Material: Paper

Binding: None; held together by modern string

Dimensions

20.4 cm x 25.8 cm

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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