Record 0088

EditionP.Oxy. 29, 2506 (D.L. Page, 1963)
InventoryOxford, Sackler Library, Papyrology Rooms
LDAB193
Trismegistos59098
Pack1950
Van Haelst
Cribiore
VRS
ASW
Gigante
CPP0088
ProvenanceEgypt, Oxyrhynchus
DateAD 1 - AD 2
Bibliographyon fr. 26 (without review articles): Stesichorus PMGF fr. 193; D.A. Campbell, Greek Lyric, hilochus to Pindar, p. 222-225; L. WoodbuIII, fr. 193; C.M. Bowra, CR 13 (1963), p. 245-252 [= idem, On Greek Margins, Oxford, 1970, p. 87-98]; D. Holwerda, Mnemosyne IV 18 (1965), p. 74; J. Davison, Proc. XIth Congr. Milano, 1966, p. 96-106; idem, From Arcry, Phoenix 21 (1967), p. 157-176; P. Leone, AFLN 11 (1964-1968), p. 5-28; L. Lehnus, SCO 21 (1972), p. 52-55; L. Ferrari, Congetture stesicoree, 1976?, p. 27-40; H.J. Mette, Lustrum 21 (1978), p. 41; F. De Martino, Belfagor 35 (1980), p. 72-77; S. West, ZPE 47 (1982), p. 6-10; E. Cingano, QUCC 41 (1982), p. 19-33; M. Sicherl, ZPE 55 (1984), p. 9-12; F. Montanari, ZPE 62 (1986), p. 46-48; A. Neschke, AC 55 (1986), p. 283-301; J.R. March, The Creative Poet, 1987, p. 90-91; F. Maltomini, ZPE 71 (1988), p. 91-92; G. Massimilla, PP 45 (1990), p. 370-381; A. Pardini, QUCC 55 (1997), p. 97-98; Chamaeleon CPF I.1*, no. 29, 4T [with further bibliography]; Commentaria et Lexica Graeca in Papyris reperta I, 1, 1, Alcaeus 13 - frr. 6a, 77, 82, 91, 98a, 102, 105, 84+108, 155 (A. Porro, 2004 - re-edition).
Platesed. princ. pl. I-X (fr. 26 = pl. IV); CPF IV.2, pl. 190 (fr. 6a; 26, col. 1) and 191 (fr. 77; 79; 137b).
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Greek textGreek text in Unicode
Authoranon.
Quoted Author[Alcman]; [Stesichorus]; [Sappho]; [Alcaeus]; Homerus; Hesiodus;Chamaeleon;Stesichorus; Aeschylus;Euripides.
Genrecommentary (selected questions)
Typemythology
Contentscommentary (without lemmata) on various matters related to Alcman, Stesichorus, Sappho, and Alcaeus;
fr. 26: on Stesichorus' innovations in mythology (comparison of his version of some legends with those of other poets).

Concerning the genre of the given text scholars agree that it is not a traditional commentary. If it is a ?????????, the subject is not clear and only a few sections have the design that is similar to that of an hypomnema. Some of the scholars stress the biographical elements, like Davison (1966), who states that these fragments could have formed one book, dedicated to the lyric poets, of the so called ??????? ????. A. Porro (CLPG, p. 198) also mentions that there are, at least in the sections concerning Alcaeus, traces of the historical-literary research of the Peripatetici, as can be found in the ???? ??????? of Dicaearchus. Here a similar combination of the interest for the texts of the poet and the biographical reconstruction occurs.
Proper namesfr. 1, col. 2:Lakedaimonioi (2 ?, R);Damas (?); Pindaros (R);Aischylos (R); Alkman (3 + R); Eurôtas (Q); Atarnis (Q); Lakedaimonioi;Lydos (2); Lydia (?, R);
fr. 4:Alkman;
fr. 5, col. 1: Sardeis (?); Sardies (?);
fr. 5, col. 2: Dioskouroi; Dymainai (Q, ?, R); Tyndaridês (Q, ?); Tyndaris (Q, ?);Agêsidamos (Q + 1);Damotimidas[Dêmotimidês] (Q);
fr. 6:Dikaiarchos (R);Aristotelês; Aristarchos;Hyrrhas (?, R)
fr. 8: Gongyla (?, Q)
fr. 17:Daskyleion (?, R); Alkman (?, R); Sardeis (?, R); Sardies (?, R);
fr. 26, col. 1:Troia [Troy] (2);Homêros;Helenê (3); Hêsiodos; Chamaileôn; Stêsichoros; Prôteus; Dêmophôn (2); Thêseus (2); Aigyptos; Iopê; Iphiklês; Akamas;Agamemnôn;Amphilochos;
fr. 26, col. 2:Stêsichoros (4); Homêros;Hêsiodos; Aischylos;Agamemnôn; Eumenides;Euripidês (R + 1); Orestês; Apollôn (2);Loxias; Iphigeneia;Achilleus (R);
fr. 42: Charaxos;
fr. 43, col. 2: Charaxos (?, R);
fr. 44, col. 2:Sapphô (?, R); Charaxos (?, R);
fr. 45: Charaxos (2 ?, R);
fr. 47:Sapphô;
fr. 48, col. 2: Sapphô (?, R);
fr. 48, col. 3: Larichos (?, R);Eriguyos (?, R); Sapphô;
fr. 59:Sapphô;
fr. 60: Andromeda (?);
fr. 77: Phittakos [Pittakos] (R); Alkaios (2); Dikaiarchos (?, R);Alliênes (Q); Amardis (Q + 1);
fr. 79:Dikaiarchos (?, R);Aristarchos (?, R);
fr. 82:Boiôtia (Q?);
fr. 90: Stêsichoros (?);Epicharmos (?); Sôphrôn (?);
fr. 91:Alkaios (?, R);
fr. 98: Antimenidas [Antimenidês]; Alkaios;Astyagês (R); Alyattês (R);
fr. 102:Lydoi [Lydians];Antimenidas[Antimenidês]; Alkaios;Phittakos [Pittakos];Kroisos;
fr. 105: Alkaios (?, R);
fr. 122:Biôn;
fr. 137:Dikaiarchos (?, R);
fr. 147: Phôkos (?, R); Têlamôn (?, R); Pêleus (?, R).
Mythologicalfr. 26, col. 1:Helenê (3); Troia [Troy] (2);Prôteus; Dêmophôn (2);Thêseus (2); Aigyptos;Iopê; Iphiklês; Akamas;Agamemnôn; Amphilochos;
fr. 26, col. 2:Orestês; Apollôn (2);Loxias; Iphigeneia; Achilleus (R).
Materialpapyrus
Bookformroll
Size8 x 14.5 (fr. 26 a+b+c)6.5 x 12.7 (fr. 26e)
Scriptalong the fibres
Front / Backblank
State Preservation176 fragments, mostly very small;
fr. 26 consists of 6 fragments belonging to 2 columns:
col. 1 = fr. a, b, c and probably d; substantial, but much damaged parts of 42 lines visible almost at full width;
col. 2 = fr. e and f; substantial parts of 36 lines, with a few letters broken off at the right end.
Number of columns02 (fr. 26)
Column width06.5
Letters per line18-22
Lectional signsfr. 26: paragraphos (several); one long horizontal stroke across the whole line (col. 2, 9); line-fillers; several corrections (above the line); iota adscript written where required (except once).
Handsmall, informal, mixed round, slightly flattened, upright, strictly bilinear, regular, carefully written, with letters well separated, occasionally decorated with serifs.
Last update2003/11/14 Marc Huys, Valerie Van Elst
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