Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 212

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 212 (P. Oxy. 212 or P. Oxy. II 212) consists of three fragments of a comedy of Aristophanes, written in Greek. It was discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a roll. It is dated to the first or second century. Currently it is housed in the British Library (Department of Manuscripts, 782) in London.[1]

Description[edit]

The document was written by an unknown copyist. The measurements of the fragment are 219 by 116 mm. The text is written in a large round upright uncial hand. There is a tendency to separate words.[2]

The hands of two correctors may be distinguished.[3]

It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus, together with a large number of documents dated in the reigns of Vespasian, Domitian, and Trajan. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1899.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ P. Oxy. 212 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 20–23. 
  3. ^ Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. p. 20. 

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainB. P. Grenfell; A. S. Hunt (1899). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund.