Record 0086

EditionP.Oxy. 15, 1802 (B.P. Grenfell - A.S. Hunt, 1922)
InventoryOxford, Sackler Library, Papyrology Rooms
LDAB5091
Trismegistos63877
Pack2127
Van Haelstó
Cribioreó
VRSó
ASWó
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CPP0086
ProvenanceEgypt, Oxyrhynchus
DateAD 2 - AD 3
BibliographyApollodorus FGrHist 244 F 89; cf. also FGrHist 768 F 3 and R. Fowler, Early Greek Mythography, 2000, p. 48.
PlatesCPF IV.2, pl. 175 (fr. 2 and 3).
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-1802--00031-001-1-0utfZz-8-00&a=d&c=POxy&cl=search&d=HASH01bb6a011400d48ee298388e
Greek textGreek text in Unicode
Authoranon.
Quoted AuthorApollodorus (?);Andro Halicarnassensis.
Genreglossary
Typemythology
Contentsalphabetical glossary, containing some mythographic references:
fr. 3, col. 2, 1-7: on the melissai, priestesses of Demeter; refers to Persephone and to an otherwise unknown Melissus king of Paros and his 60 daughters; possibly quotation from Apollodorus' Peri TheŰn.
fr. 3, col. 3, 1-3: on Metis;
fr. 3, col. 3, 11: Mithras explained as being Prometheus.
Proper namesfr. 2, col. 1:AntÍnŰr; Thettaloi [Thessalians] (R);
fr. 3, col. 1:Margianoi (?, R); Mardoi;AntikleidÍs (?); AsklÍpiadÍs; HÍrakleidÍs;Asia; Itykaios; Parthoi (?, R);
fr. 3, col. 2:DÍmÍtÍr; ApollŰnia (?, R); Nymphai; PersephonÍ (2); Paros; Melissos;Glaukos; Pontos;Kallimachos; Persai;ZeinŰn [ZÍnŰn]; Lydoi [Lydians]; AndrŰn;Euboeis; Dionysios;AristotelÍs; AitŰloi [Aetolians];
fr. 3, col. 3:MÍtis (2); AthÍna;Chalkioikos (R);AristotelÍs (1 + R);Tarsos; Soloi; Soleis;AutokleidÍs; Chaldaioi (3); Mithras; PromÍtheus; Persai; Albanioi; HÍrakleidÍs; BabylŰn (2); Minyai; Orchomenioi; MagnÍtes; Rhodioi; MitylÍnaioi (Mytilenians); HÍgÍsandros;
fr. 6: Antiocheus; Chaldaioi (R); Persai;
fr. 9:XenophŰn (?, R).
Mythologicalfr. 3, col. 2, 1-7:DÍmÍtÍr; Nymphai;PersephonÍ (2); Paros;Melissos;
fr. 3, col. 3, 1-3:MÍtis (2); AthÍna;
fr. 3, col. 3, 11:Mithras; PromÍtheus.
Materialpapyrus
Bookformroll
Size34.3 x 16.5 (fr. 3 + fr. 5)
Scriptacross the fibres
Front / Backhistorical work on Alexander the Great, AD 2 (= P.Oxy. 15, 1798; LDAB 4807)
State Preservation11 (+ 3 new) fragments, some very small;
fr. 2: a few words or letters from two columns (11 lines in col. 1, 6 lines in col. 2);
fr. 3 + fr. 5 (joining): substantial remains from the top of three columns: col. 1 = 28 very fragmentary lines; col. 2 = 25 lines at full width (except bottom lines); col. 3 = 23 lines broken off to the right;
fr. 6 + fr. 9 + 3 new fragments (joining): scanty remains of 23 lines.
N.B.: fr. 10 and 11 are now seemingly lost.
The text is written upside down in relation to the recto.
Number of columns03 (fr. 3)
Column width14.5 (fr. 3, col. 2)
Letters per line45-55
Lectional signslemmata in ekthesis, followed by blank space; several misspellings; trema (several); horizontal strokes above numerals.
Handsmall to medium-sized, informal, fairly angular ("severe" style), leaning slightly forward, generally bilinear, but somewhat irregular, written by a practised scribe, with cursive forms and occasional ligatures, though mostly separating the letters, undecorated; the hand is markedly smaller in some fragments and becomes more cursive in others.
Last update2003/11/14 Marc Huys, Valerie Van Elst
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