Record 0071

EditionThe AntinoŽ Theocritus, in: Two Theocritus Papyri, London, 1930, p. 19-87 (A.S. Hunt - J. Johnson)
InventoryOxford, Ashmolean Museum (s. inv.)
Van Haelstó
ProvenanceEgypt, Antinoopolis
DateAD 5 - AD 6
BibliographyA.S.F. Gow, Theocritus, Cambridge, 1965, pap. 3 (described in vol. I, p. xlix-l)
Platesed. princ. pl. II (= B fol. 6 recto); K. McNamee, Marg. et Comm., Diss. Duke 1977, pl. III (idem, part).
Greek textGreek text in Unicode
Quoted Author[Theocritus, Idyllia 2, 10, 15, 24, 26]
Genremarginal scholia
Contentsmarginal scholia accompanying substantial fragments of Theocritus' Idylls; the following contain mythographic information:
B fol. 1v (ad Id. X.26): on Clymenus and Harpalyce;
B fol. 3v (ad Id. II.15): on Circe and Odysseus;
B fol. 3v (ad Id. II.16): on Perimede;
B fol. 4v (ad Id. II.121): on Hercules;
B fol. 4r (ad Id. II.133): on Hephaestus' workshop;
B fol. 6v (ad Id. XV.106): on Aphrodite Dionaea;
B fol. 6v (ad Id. XV.102-103): on Adonis;
B fol. 7r (ad Id. XV.129): on Adonis;
B fol. 7v (ad Id. XXVI.33): on Dionysus' birthplace;
B fol. 7v (ad Id. XXIV.4): on Pterelaus and Comaetho;
B fol. 7v (ad Id. XXIV.2): on Alcmene;
B fol. 8v (ad Id. XXIV.83): on Hercules ?;
B fol. 8v (ad Id. XXIV.105): on Linus and Hercules.
There are some similarities with the scholia of the manuscript tradition.
Proper namesA fol. 1r (ad Id. I):Thyrsis (?);
B fol. 1v (ad Id. X) AischinÍs (R);ThyŰnichos (?); Klymenos (2);HarpalykÍ;
B fol. 1 r (ad Id. XIV-XIII):MegarÍs [Megareis];Kentauros; Thraikes;Simos; Theokritos;
B fol. 2v (ad Id. XIII): Kianoi;Mysia;
B fol. 2r (ad Id. XII): Lakedaimonios;
B fol. 3v (ad Id. XII-II): Megareis (1 + R); Nisos; Lydia (?);Simaitha; Thestylis;TimagÍtÍs; KirkÍ (S); Odysseus;PerimÍdÍ (S); TÍlemachos;
B fol. 3r (ad Id. II): Myntos; Euboulos (?); Theumaros;
B fol. 4v (ad Id. II): Diononysios (R); HÍraklÍs;
B fol. 4r (ad Id. II): LiparÍ;HÍphaistos; Philistas;Syros;
B fol. 5r (ad Id. XV):DeinŰn; AphroditÍ;GorgŰ;
B fol. 6r (ad Id. XV):Praxinoa (4); GorgŰ (5);Ptolemaios; Aigyptisti (2) + Aigyptos; Alexandreia;Telesilla; Eutychis; Eunoa (2); Troia;
B fol. 6v (ad Id. XV): AthÍna (?); Golgoi;Kypros; DiŰnaia; Eidalion; Eryx; Sikelia (?); AphroditÍ DiŰnaia; DiŰnÍ; Syria;
B fol. 6v (ad Id. XV.102-103 et 106-107): AdŰnis; Kypris (2); PersephonÍ; Zeus; HaidÍs; AphroditÍ; BerenikÍ; Ptolemaios;
B fol. 7r (ad Id. XV): ErŰtes; Adonis (S) [ad 129]; AphroditÍ; Argeioi; GorgŰ; Praxinoa;
B fol. 7v (ad Id. XXVI-XXIV): Dionysos (3); Drakanos oros; Karia; NyssÍ [Nysa]; SemelÍ; Donousia (R); Naxos; Argeia + Argos; Midea; KomaithŰ (2); Pterelaos (2)Lakedaimonioi [Spartans] (3);AmphitryŰn (2); Zeus; AlkmÍnÍ (R + 1);AlektryŰn (2); Alkaios;TÍleboai;
B fol. 8r (ad Id. XXIV): EuÍrÍs;
B fol. 8v (ad Id. XXIV): Trachis;HÍra; HÍraklÍs (2);Linos; Eumolpos;PhŰkeus; Panopeus;PhŰkis;
B fol. 9 r (ad Id. XXIV): HÍraklÍs;
B fol. 9v (ad Id. XXIV): HÍraklÍs.
MythologicalB fol. 1v (ad Id. X.26): Klymenos (2);HarpalykÍ;
B fol. 3v (ad Id. II.15):KirkÍ (S); Odysseus;
B fol. 3v (ad Id. II.16): PerimÍdÍ (S);TÍlemachos;
B fol. 4v (ad Id. II.121):HÍraklÍs;
B fol. 4r (ad Id. II.133): LiparÍ; HÍphaistos;
B fol. 6v (ad Id. XV.106): AphroditÍ DiŰnaia; DiŰnÍ;
B fol. 6v (ad Id. XV.102-103): AdŰnis;Kypris; PersephonÍ; Zeus;HaidÍs; AphroditÍ;
B fol. 7r (ad Id. XV.129): Adonis (S);AphroditÍ;
B fol. 7v (ad Id. XXVI.33): Drakanos oros; Karia;Dionysos (2); NyssÍ [Nysa];SemelÍ; Donousia (R); Naxos;
B fol. 7v (ad Id. XXIV.4):KomaithŰ; Pterelaos;Lakedaimonioi [Spartans];
B fol. 7v (ad Id. XXIV.2): AmphitryŰn; AlkmÍnÍ (R + 1); AlektryŰn (2); Alkaios;TÍleboai;
B fol. 8v (ad Id. XXIV.83): Trachis; HÍra; HÍraklÍs;
B fol. 8v (ad Id. XXIV.105): Linos;HÍraklÍs.
Size21.5 x 29 (largest measures)
Front / Backó
State Preservation16 leaves falling into three sections:
A = 3 consecutive, but much damaged leaves, containing Id. I and V (and possibly VII);
B = 10 consecutive leaves, containing Id. X, XIV, XIII, XII, II XVIII, XV, XXVI, XXIV, XVII;
C = 3 consecutive, but much damaded leaves, containing Id. XXVIII, XXIX, XXX, [XXXI], XXII.
The original codex had ca. 50 lines to the page in A and B and 40 lines in C.
Number of columns01
Column widthó
Letters per lineó
Lectional signsnumerous signs, apparently by same hand as scholia: coronis; apostrophe; trema; high, middle and low stops, double dots and paragraphos used for punctuation (several); accents; breathings; quantity marks; many abbreviations used in scholia; iota adscript absent from main text, capriciously written in scholia.
HandTheocritus text: medium-sized to small, informal, mixed-round, leaning forward, generally bilinear, fairly regular, but rather carelessly written by a practised hand, mostly separating the letters, with occasional cursive elements, adding roundels and serifs on a few letters; the lines are closely spaced; the hand in C is larger than in A and B;
scholia (different scribe): similar to main text, but smaller and more cursive.
Last update2003/11/04 Marc Huys, Valerie Van Elst
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