Record 0002

EditionP.Oxy. 08, 1084 (A.S. Hunt, 1911)
InventoryPrinceton University, Firestone Library, AM 4096
LDAB1086
Trismegistos59974
Pack0459 (+ suppl.) = M-P 459
Van Haelst---
Cribiore
VRS
ASW
Gigante
CPP0002
ProvenanceEgypt, Oxyrhynchus
DateAD 2
BibliographyFGrHist 4 F 19b = Hellanicus fr. 19b Fowler; G. Cavallo, ASNP II.36 (1967), p. 214.
Platesed. princ. pl. III; Cavallo, pl. 3, GRBS 12 (1971), pl. 8.
URLhttp://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/apis/apis?mode=item&key=princeton.apis.p21
Greek text

base edition: Hellanicus fr. 19b Fowler
other edition: ed. pr.

Greek text in Unicode

Col.2
01     nwn en sphi twn
02     de gignetai Ermhs
03     filhths oti authi
04     filhsimws
05     sunekoimato
06     kai gignetai qewn
07     khruc aghraos
08     kai aqanatos Kelainoi
09     de misgetai
10     Poseidewn
11     twn de gignetai
12     Lukos on o pathr
13     katoikizei en makarwn
14     nhsois
15     kai poiei aqanaton
16     Thugethi de
17     Zeus misgetai twn

Col.2
01     νων ἐν σπῆϊ· τ[ῶν
    ____
02     δὲ γίγνεται ῾Ερμ[ῆς
03     φιλήτης,1 ὅτι αὐ‐
04     τῆι φιλησίμ[ως
05     συνεκο̣ιμ̣[ᾶτο·
    ____
06     καὶ γ[ίγνεται θε‐
07     ῶν κῆ[ρυξ] ἀγήρ[αος
08     καὶ ἀθάνατος.2 Κ[ε‐
    ____
09     λαινοῖ δὲ μίσγε‐ <
10     ται Ποσειδέων· <
    ____
11     τῶν δὲ γίγνεται
12     Λύκος, ὃν ὁ πατὴρ
13     κατοικίζει ἐν μα‐
14     κάρων νήσοις,3 <
15     καὶ ποιεῖ ἀθάνα‐
16     τον.4 Τηϋγέτηι δὲ
17     [Ζε]ὺς μίσγεται· τῶν
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03 n. 01   , corr Fowler : · P
08 n. 02   . corr Fowler : · P
14 n. 03   , corr Fowler : · P
16 n. 04   . corr Fowler : · P

AuthorHellanicus
Quoted Author
Genremythographic-cosmological work
Typemythology
Contentsexcerpt from Hellanicus' Atlantis (identification based on a quotation in the Venetian Scholia to Homer 18.486 = FGrHist 4 F 19a): catalogue of liaisons between Atlas' daughters and various gods, and of their offsprings.
Proper namesMaia (R); Hermęs Philętęs; Kelainô; Poseidôn; Lykos; Tęygetę [Taygetę]; Zeus (R + 1); Lakedaimôn (R).
MythologicalMaia (R); Hermęs Philętęs; Kelainô; Poseidôn; Lykos; Tęygetę [Taygetę]; Zeus (R + 1); Lakedaimôn (R).
Materialpapyrus
Bookformroll
Size7.9 x 11.5 (original size);5.2 x 11.5(current size)
Scriptalong the fibres
Front / Backblank
State Preservationremains from the upper part of two columns: col. 1 = traces of a few letters of one line (now lost, but visible on plate in ed. princ.); col. 2 = 17 lines (15 almost complete).
Number of columns02
Column width04.5 - 05
Letters per line13
Lectional signsparagraphos (several); high stop (several); middle stop (1); consistent use of iota adscript (2); line-fillers.
Handmedium to fair-sized, formal, mixed round, squarish, upright, strictly bilinear and regular, beautifully executed by a professional scribe, neatly separating the letters, with roundels at the bottom of most uprights and occasional serifs at the top; calligraphic and early example of the canonized type of the so-called Roman Uncial (Cavallo).
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