Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 111

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 111 (P. Oxy. 111 or P. Oxy. I 111) is an invitation to a wedding feast, written in Greek and discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. The document was written in the 3rd century. Currently it is housed in the Percival Library at Clifton College in Bristol, England.[1]

Description[edit]

The document is a formal invitation to a dinner celebrating a marriage. As in Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 110, the name of the invited guest is not given. The measurements of the fragment are 40 by 80 mm.[2]

It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1898.[2]

Text[edit]

Herais requests your company at dinner in celebration of the marriage of her children at her house tomorrow, the 5th, at 9 o'clock.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ P. Oxy. 111 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b c Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. p. 177. 

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainB. P. Grenfell; A. S. Hunt (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund.