Record 0024

EditionCQ N.S. 15 (1965), p. 52-55 (J.W.B. Barns - R.A. Coles) = P.Oxy. 31, 2544 (J.W.B. Barns, 1966)
InventoryOxford, Sackler Library, Papyrology Rooms
LDAB0952
Trismegistos59847
PackM-P 0426.01
Van Haelst
Cribiore
VRS15
ASW
Gigante
CPP0024
ProvenanceEgypt, Oxyrhynchus
DateAD 2 - AD 3
BibliographyW.S. Barrett, CQ N.S. 15 (1965), p. 58-71.
Plates
URLhttp://163.1.169.40/cgi-bin/library?e=q-000-00---0POxy--00-0-0--0prompt-10---4----ded--0-1l--1-en-50---20-about-2544--00031-001-1-0utfZz-8-00&a=d&c=POxy&cl=search&d=HASH01748cc9291bbac99543e159
Greek text

base edition: Greek Readers' Digests?, Leiden, 1998, no. 5 (M. Van Rossum-Steenbeek)
other editions: W. Luppe, Eikasmos 1 (1990), p. 171-177; idem, ZPE 80 (1990), p. 13-15; Tragicorum Graecorum fragmenta, ed. R. Kannicht, 5.1, Göttingen 2004

Greek text in Unicode

Frr. 1 and 2
01     Eteoklhs paralabwn thn en Qhbais basileian
02     ton adelfon Poluneikhn apesterhse tou dikaiou
03     fugas d eis Argos paragenomenos ekeinos
04     eghmen qugatera tou basilews Adrastou
05     katelqein d eis thn patrida filotimoumenos
06     kai ton penqeron peisas strat
07     onidwn sunhqroisen epi Qhbas h de mhthr autwn
08     epeisen auton upospondon eis thn polin
09     paragenesqai deinoproswphsantos de uper
10     ths turannidos Eteokleous ouk hdunato ta
11     tekna sunagagein eis filian Poluneikhs de
12     paratacomenos exwrisqh Teiresias d exrhsen
13     tous ek ths polews nikhsein ean o Kreontos
14     uios Menoikeus


Frr. 1 and 2
   
01     ʼ Ε]τ̣εοκλῆς π̣[αραλαβ]ὼ̣ν τὴν ἐν Θ̣ή̣[βαις βασιλείαν
02     τ]ὸ̣ν ἀδελφ̣[ὸν Πολυ]ν̣είκην ἀπ̣[εστέρησε τοῦ δι‐
03     κ]α̣ί̣ου˙ φυγὰ[ς δ’ εἰς ῎ Αρ]γος παραγε[νόμενος ἐκεῖ‐
04     νο]ς̣ ἔγημεν̣ [θυγατέ]ρ̣α τ̣[οῦ] β̣α̣σ̣ι̣[λέως ʼ Αδρά‐
05     στ]ου˙ κ[α]τε̣[λθεῖν δ’ εἰς τὴν πατρίδα φιλοτιμού‐
06     μ]ενο̣[ς] κ̣[αὶ τὸν πενθερὸν πείσας στρατ   ?   ]
07     ονιδων συ̣[νήθροισεν ἐπὶ Θήβας˙ ἡ δὲ μήτηρ αὐ‐
08     τῶν ἔπεισ̣ε̣[ν αὐτὸν ὑπόσπονδον εἰς τὴν πόλιν
09     π̣αραγενέσθα̣[ι. δεινοπροσωπήσαντος δὲ ὑπὲρ
10     τ]ῆς̣ τυραννίδ[ος ʼ Ετεοκλέους οὐκ ἠδύνατο τὰ
11     τέ]κνα συναγα̣γ[εῖν εἰς φιλίαν˙ Πολυνείκης δὲ
12     πα]ρ̣αταξόμεν[ος ἐχωρίσθη. Τειρεσίας δ’ ἔχρη‐
13     σεν το]ὺς ἐκ τῆς [πόλεως νικήσειν ἐὰν ὁ Κρέον‐
14     τος υἱὸ]ς̣ Μ̣[ενοικεὺς   ?   ]
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Authoranon.
Quoted Author[Euripides, Phoenissae]
Genrehypothesis
Typeschool text (?), mythology
Contentshypothesis to Euripides' Phoenissae (as known from the manuscript tradition).
Proper namesEteoklęs (1 + R); Thębai [Thebes] (1 + R); Polyneikęs (1 + R); Argos; Adrastos; Teiresias (R); Kreôn (R); Menoikeus.
MythologicalEteoklęs (1 + R); Thębai [Thebes] (1 + R); Polyneikęs (1 + R); Argos; Adrastos; Teiresias (R); Kreôn (R); Menoikeus.
Materialpapyrus
Bookformsheet (?)
Size4.5 x 10.2 (fr. 1)3.5 x 3.7 (fr. 2)
Scriptacross the fibres
Front / Backblank (apart from tiniest traces of ink)
State Preservationtwo fragments from the top of the same column, preserving a few words out of 14 lines.
Number of columns01
Column width12 (R)
Letters per line35-36 (R)
Lectional signsnone.
Handmedium-sized, informal, round, upright, generally bilinear and fairly regular, written with a fairly thick pen by a proficient scribe, mostly separating the letters, but occasionally using ligatures, without decorations.
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