The paper examines the transmission of the Trojan myth and its main text, the De excidio Troiae, along three stages of classical reception. During the Carolingian period (Paris, BnF, lat. 7906), when the matter produces the Franco-Trojan link, and the myth is “Germanized”. Along the 12th century (BAV, Vat. lat. 1795), when the De excidio flows into historiographical manuscripts focused on Crusade-Orientalist topics. Finally in the pre-humanistic era (BML, Pluteo 89, inf. 41), when the Trojan matter, in Italy, becomes part of “historical-antiquarian” collections.