Record 0020

EditionP.Oxy. 03, 420 (B.P. Grenfell - A.S. Hunt, 1903) = P.Lond.Lit. 72 (H.J.M. Milne, 1927)
InventoryLondon, British Library 1524
LDAB0966
Trismegistos59860
Pack0388
Van Haelstó
Cribioreó
VRS06
ASWó
Giganteó
CPP0020
ProvenanceEgypt, Oxyrhynchus
DateAD 3
BibliographyF. Blass, APF 3, p. 277; W. Luppe, Philologus 125 (1981), p. 181-187; J. Diggle, ZPE 77 (1989), p. 5 n. 22.
Platesed. princ. pl. VI (part); Luppe, p. 182.
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Greek text

base edition: Greek Readers' Digests?, Leiden, 1998, no. 6 (M. Van Rossum-Steenbeek)
other edition: ed. pr.

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tous andras eisagein e
keleusen penixrwn men alla fi
lotimwn ceniwn meqecontas au
tos de ta prosfora thi spoudhi ko
miwn aphlqen puqomenos de thn
aporian o presbuths o ton Oresthn
upekkleyas hlqen Hlektrai
cenia ferwn a tois kat agron me
h xwra proika dwreitai qe
asamenos de ton Oresthn kai xro
os shmanthras anenegkas
diesafei pros thn hlektran
t n o de ouk emellen
all wmologhsen
wna
to
ont
ula
eisdu
in tout
einet


01       ̣  ̣  ̣  ̣  ̣  ̣  ̣ τ̣ο̣ὺ̣ς ἄνδρας εισάγειν̣ [ἐ‐
02     κ̣έ̣λ̣[ε]υ̣σ̣ε̣ν1 πενιχρῶν μέν, ἀλλὰ [φι‐2
03     λοτί̣μ̣ων3 ξενίων μεθέξοντας̣, [αὐ‐
04     τὸς δὲ τ̣[ὰ] πρόσφορα τῆι σπουδῆι4 κο‐
05     μιῶν ἀ̣π̣ῆ̣λθεν. πυθόμενος δὲ τ[ὴν5
06     ἀ̣π̣[ορί]α̣ν6 ὁ πρεσβύτης ὁ τὸν Ὀρέστη[ν
07     ὑπ]ε̣κ̣κ̣λ̣έψας7 ἦλθεν Ἠλέκτ̣ρ̣α[ι8
08     ξέν[ια] φ̣έ̣ρων ἃ τοῖς κατ’ ἀγρὸν με̣[9
09       ̣[ ]  ̣10 ἡ χώρα προῖκα δωρεῖται. θε̣‐
10     α̣σ̣ά̣μ̣ε̣ν̣ο̣ς̣ δὲ τὸ̣ν Ὀρέστην καὶ χρο‐
11     ὸς σημα]ντῆρας ἀνενέγκας
12     διεσά[φει π]ρ̣ὸς τὴν Ἠλέ̣κ[τραν
13     τ̣[ ]ν. 11 ὁ̣ δ’ οὐκ ἔμελ̣[λεν
14     [   ?   ἀ]λλ’ ὡμολόγησεν   ̣12[
15     [   ?   ]   ̣  ̣  ̣  ̣  ̣ωνα̣13[
16     [   ?   ]  ̣  ̣  ̣14το̣[
17     [   ?   ]  ̣  ̣  ̣  ̣15[
18     [   ?   ]ον̣τ[
19     [   ?   ]  ̣υλα̣  ̣16[
20     [   ?   ]εισδυ[
21     [   ?   ]ιν τουτ[
22     [   ?   ]  ̣εινετ[17
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02 n. 01   κ̣έ̣λ̣[ε]υ̣σ̣ε̣ν Van Rossum : μ̣  ̣[  ̣  ̣  ̣]ω̣ν Grenfell-Hunt
02 n. 02   [φι‐ Van Rossum : α̣[λ Grenfell-Hunt
03 n. 03   λοτί̣μ̣ων Van Rossum : λοτρ̣ι̣ων Grenfell-Hunt
04 n. 04   τῆι σπουδῆι add Van Rossum : τη σπουδη P
05 n. 05   τ[ὴν Van Rossum : τ[ο ε Grenfell-Hunt
06 n. 06   ἀ̣π̣[ορί]α̣ν Van Rossum : ρ̣γ̣[ο]ν̣ Grenfell-Hunt
07 n. 07   ὑπ]ε̣κ̣κ̣λ̣έψας Van Rossum : [  ̣  ̣]  ̣  ̣θ̣ρ̣εψας Grenfell-Hunt
07 n. 08   Ἠλέκτ̣ρ̣α[ι Van Rossum : Ηλεκ[τ]ρ[α Grenfell-Hunt
08 n. 09   με̣[ Van Rossum : μι Grenfell-Hunt
09 n. 10     ̣[ ]  ̣ Van Rossum : σ̣[θιο]ι̣[ς] Grenfell-Hunt
13 n. 11   τ̣[ ]ν. Van Rossum : [τον Ορεστη]ν Grenfell-Hunt
14 n. 12     ̣ Van Rossum : α̣ Grenfell-Hunt
15 n. 13     ̣  ̣  ̣  ̣  ̣ωνα̣ Van Rossum : υ̣ς̣ α̣ρ̣[  ̣]ω̣να̣ Grenfell-Hunt
16 n. 14     ̣  ̣  ̣ Van Rossum :   ̣σ  ̣ Grenfell-Hunt
17 n. 15     ̣  ̣  ̣  ̣ Van Rossum : ι̣μ̣α̣ Grenfell-Hunt
19 n. 16     ̣υλα̣  ̣ Van Rossum : υμα̣ Grenfell-Hunt
22 n. 17     ̣εινετ[ Van Rossum : γεινετ[αι Grenfell-Hunt

Authoranon.
Quoted Author[Euripides, Electra]
Genrehypothesis
Typemythology
Contentshypothesis to Euripides' Electra, not otherwise known. Fairly similar to other hypotheseis according to Luppe, rather a rhetorically elaborated type of hyp. according to VRS.
Proper namesOrestÍs (3);  lektra (2); Aigisthos (R); AgamemnŰn (R); PyladÍs (?).
MythologicalOrestÍs (3);  lektra (2); Aigisthos (R); AgamemnŰn (R); PyladÍs (?).
Materialpapyrus
Bookformroll
Size9.5 x 16
Scriptalong the fibres
Front / Backaccount, AD 3
State Preservation22 lines (11 almost complete) from the top of a column.
Number of columns01
Column width07.5 - 08
Letters per line25-26
Lectional signsapostrophe (l. 11). [The alleged paragraphos after l. 12 (cf. ed. princ.) is in fact the horizontal bar of a tau (cf. Luppe)]
Handmedium-sized, informal, angular, upright, leaning forward, not aiming at strict bilinearity, but neat and regular, of handsome appearance though without any decorations, carefully written with a thin pen by a competent scribe, separating all letters.
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