Ein Novum Supplementum Euripideum? Die unbekannten Seiten des Euripides-Palimpsestes Codex Hierosolymitanus Sancti Sepulcri 36
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SUMMARY: The present article announces the discovery of hitherto unknown Euripides passages
in the famous Jerusalem palimpsest Codex Hierosolymitanus Sancti Sepulcri 36. The codex is
written on more than 550 pages of palimpsested parchment. It consists of seven original manuscripts
that have never been fully studied. This is the first detailed codicological analysis of the
whole codex based on historical photographs which are in possession of the Septuginta-Unternehmen
(Go¨ttingen, Germany). Inter alia, the manuscript offers passages of Euripides which
were overlooked by Stephen G. Daitz. Several passages are identified as Phoenissae 730-777;
952-992, but many substantial passages reveal material of Euripides that is so far totally unkown.
In addition, the codex contains pages from Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on Luke,
written in uncial script, probably from the 8th century. Most of the Greek original of this text
was previously thought to be lost. I am currently preparing an edition of all these texts in cooperation
with Agamemnon Tselikas and Bernhard Neuscha¨fer.