Record 0003

EditionP.Harris 01, 13 (J.E. Powell, 1936)
InventoryBirmingham, Orchard Learning Research Centre (Selly Oak College Library) 174g
Pack2248 + M-P 0437.01
Van Haelst---
ProvenanceEgypt, unknown
DateAD 2
BibliographyA. Körte, APF 13 (1939), p. 113; M. Gronewald, ZPE 33 (1979), p. 1-5; W. Luppe, ZPE 115 (1997), p. 47-49.
Platesed. princ. pl. III
Greek text

base edition: ZPE 115 (1997), pp. 47-49 (W. Luppe)

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an alogon
to gunaikas ek Krhths upo Katrews
pempesqai alogon de kai to autas
af autwn afikneisqai katalipousas
tous eautwn tuflos de
kai o xoros an hn ostis ton Atrea
en basilikois epionta kai doruforois
mh monon agnoei alla kai

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01     [   ?   ]αν· ἄλογον
02     τ̣ọ̀ γυναῖκας ἐκ Κ̣[ρήτης] ὑπὸ Κ̣ατρέ‐
03     ως πέμπεσθαι, ἄ̣[λογον] δὲ καὶ τὸ αὐ‐
04     τὰς ἀφ’ αὑτῶν̣ ἀ̣φ̣[ικνεῖσ]θ̣αι καταλι‐
05     π̣ούσας το[ὺς ἑαυτῶν· τ]υφλὸς δὲ
06     [κ]αὶ ὁ χορὸ[ς ἂν ἦν, ὅστις] τ̣ὸν Ἀτρέ[α
07     [ ἐ ]ν̣ βασιλικ[οῖς ἐπιόντα] καὶ δορυφό[‐
08     [ροις μὴ μόνον ἀγνοεῖ,] ἀλλὰ καὶ   ̣[

Quoted Author[Euripides, Cressae]
Genrelearned discussion
Contentsdiscussion on Euripides' Cressae (Cretan Women): about the place of action (Crete, not Mycenae) and about the king in the play (Katreus, not Atreus).
Proper namesKatreus; Atreus; Krętę [Crete] (R).
MythologicalKatreus; Atreus; Krętę [Crete] (R).
Size4.3 x 3.2 (fr. 1);5 x 4.5 (fr. 2)
Scriptalong the fibres
Front / Backblank
State Preservationtwo fragments, showing the beginnings and the endings of 8 lines from the bottom of one and the same column (cf. Gronewald, contra ed. princ.), as well as some scanty remains of a second column to the right.
Number of columns02
Column width08.5 - 09
Letters per line26 (R)
Lectional signshigh stop (l. 1) according to Luppe (there is indeed a very faded trace, together with a slightly larger space); slightly larger space also before ?????? in l. 3.
Handsmall, informal, round, slightly flattened, upright, strictly bilinear, regular, neatly written by an experienced scribe, without decorations; the lines are closely spaced and the letters often touch.
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