Record 0083

EditionP.Oxy. 02, 221 (B.P. Grenfell - A.S. Hunt, 1899) = P.Lond.Lit. 178 (H.J.M. Milne, 1927)
InventoryLondon, British Library 1184
Van Haelstó
ProvenanceEgypt, Oxyrhynchus
DateAD 2
BibliographyE. Howald, RihM 72 (1917-1918), p. 403-425 (esp. p. 409-418); H. Erbse, pap. XII (vol. V, p. 78-121); Istrus FGrHist 334 F 73 add.; Ephorus FGrHist 70 F 20b; Xenophanes CPF I.1***, no. 107, 2T; Megaclides CPF I.1**, no. 66, 1T; Aristoteles CPF I.1*, no. 24, 30T; cf. A. Lamedica Nardi, SCO 26 (1977), p. 133-155.
Platesed. princ. pl. VI (col. 10); Erbse, vol. V (whole papyrus in 3 plates); CPF IV.2, pl. 127 (col. 9-10, 12-14).
Greek textGreek text in Unicode
AuthorAmmonius (?)
Quoted Author[Homerus, Ilias 21]; Euripides; Istrus; Homerus;Xenophanes (?); Megaclides; Aristarchus;Seleucus Homericus;Pindarus; Ephorus; Aristoteles.
Genrecommentary (continuous lemmata)
TypeHomerica, mythology
Contentsscholia on Iliad 21.1-363, possibly by a certain Ammonius (cf. signature in margin between col. 10 and 11), of comprehensive scope (lemmata almost line by line), showing marked similarities to Scholia B, T and Gen. The following contain mythographic material:
col. 6, 16-30: why Asteropaeus is missing in the Catalogue of Ships;
col. 9, 1-25: on the river Acheloius;
col. 11, 20-36: two explanations about Zeus' instructions to Apollo;
col. 14, 27-34: on Poseidon and Athena not helping Achilles;
col. 15, 6-27: on the exact rŰle of Poseidon and Athena in the episode with the river Scamander;
col. 16, 22-30: on the name of Zephyrus.
Proper namescol. 1: Thryon (R); Alpheios (2);Odysseus; Ptolemaios;AristophanÍs;
col. 2:StÍsichoros;
col. 3:Attikoi (2); Tmares (Q); Phrynichos; ArÍs (Q); Hermappias; Thraix; Ias; Aristarchos (R); Attikon; Aristonikos;
col. 4: Aristarchos (R); LykaŰn (R); IthakÍ (R); LykaŰn (R); HomÍros (R); Boreas (Q);
col. 5:Skamandros;
col. 6: Hippeus; RhÍsos; Seleukos; Ilios (Q); EuripidÍs (R); Asteropaios (1 + Q);PyraichmÍs (Q);Paiones [Paeonians] (Q);PÍlegŰn (Q); Stichios;Schedios; Phoinix;Patroklos; Antilochos;Teukros (1 + Q);AgamemnŰn; Istros;TelamŰnios (Q);
col. 7: AnakreŰn; Asteropaios (Q); Achilleus (?);
col. 9: AchelŰios (4Q + 5);MegakleidÍs; HomÍros; Aristarchos; ‘keanos (1 + 2Q); Seleukos; Pindaros;EurŰpia [EurŰpÍ] (Q);Melas potamos (Q);DÍmÍtÍr; Ephoros;DŰdŰnÍ; HellÍnes;AristotelÍs;
col. 10: Didymos; AthÍnaioi; Paiones (Q + 1);Aristarchos; AristophanÍs; AmmŰnios (2);
col. 11: SidŰnios; Alkaios; XanthŰ (Q); SophoklÍs; ArÍs (Q);HektŰr (Q + 1); Zeus (Q);KroniŰn (Q); TrŰes[Trojans] (Q + 1);Achilleus (Q); PÍleiŰn (Q); ApollŰn (Q);Ilios [Ilion] (Q);
col. 12:Achilleus (Q + 2 + R); TyrŰ (R); PrŰtagoras;Xanthos;
col. 13: Achilleus (Q, R);AristophanÍs (R);
col. 14: HÍrÍ [HÍra] (Q); Achilleus (Q + 1); KratÍs; SolŰn; Aristarchos; Thraix; Simoeis (R);AristotelÍs; HÍphaistos; Xanthos; PoseidaŰn [PoseidŰn] (Q) + PoseidŰn;
col. 15: AthÍna; KalypsŰ (Q + 1); Odysseus; Zeus (Q + 1); Pallas AthÍnÍ (Q);Achilleus;Skamandros (Q); PÍleiŰn (Q);Seleukos; Aristarchos; Kallimachos;
col. 16:Ptolemaios; Skamandros;Zephyros (Q + 1); Notos (2) Troia [Troy]PeloponnÍsos; Argos;ZÍnodotos (R); TrŰes (Q, R + 1); HÍsiodos
col. 17:Xanthos (Q, R);Aristarchos; Kallistratos (R); HomÍros; Didymos;KratÍs;
fr. a et b et g: PoseidaŰn [PoseidŰn] (Q);
fr. e: Archilochos (?).
Mythologicalcol. 6, 16-30:Asteropaios (1 + Q);PyraichmÍs (Q); Paiones [Paeonians] (Q);PÍlegŰn (Q); Stichios; Schedios; Phoinix;Patroklos; Antilochos;Teukros (1 + Q); AgamemnŰn; Istros;TelamŰnios (Q);
col. 9, 1-25: AchelŰios (4Q + 5); ‘keanos (1 + 2Q); EurŰpia [EurŰpÍ] (Q); Melas potamos (Q); DÍmÍtÍr;
col. 11, 20-36:Zeus (Q); KroniŰn (Q);TrŰes [Trojans] (Q + 1);Achilleus (Q); PÍleiŰn (Q);ApollŰn (Q); Ilios [Ilion] (Q);
col. 14, 27-34: Achilleus; HÍphaistos;Xanthos;
col. 15, 6-27: Zeus (Q + 1); Pallas AthÍnÍ (Q);Achilleus; Skamandros (Q);PÍleiŰn (Q);
col. 16, 22-30: Zephyros (Q + 1); Notos (2); Troia [Troy]; PeloponnÍsos; Argos.
Size16.6 (height)
Scriptacross the fibres
Front / Backmetrical treatise, AD 1-2(= P.Oxy. 02, 220; LDAB 4471)
State Preservationseveral very large fragments and a few small ones, preserving substantial parts of 17 columns at full height (35-38 lines per column); 4 columns complete (col. 9, 10, 11, 15) and 4 others well-preserved (col. 3, 12, 14, 17).
The text is written upside down in relation to the recto.
Number of columns17
Column width06.5
Letters per line28-32
Lectional signsparagraphos (straight and forked) often used to indicate end of scholia; lemmata frequently in ekthesis; trema (several); a few accents and apostrophes; small horizontals above numerals and some words; many corrections (some by same scribe, some later); several misspellings remain.
Handsmall to tiny, informal, round, upright, generally bilinear, somewhat irregular, though keeping the lines straight, rapidly and proficiently written, with letters closely spaced, but mostly separated, sometimes decorated with serifs and roundels.
Last update2003/11/14 Marc Huys, Valerie Van Elst
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