Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 218
Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 218 (P. Oxy. 218 or P. Oxy. II 218) is a historical fragment by an unknown author, 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 third century AD. Currently it is housed in the British Library (Department of Manuscripts, 1183) in London.
The document was written by an unknown copyist. It is evidently part of a collection of "marvelous stories" (παράδοξα), a genre popular in Alexandria at the time. The measurements of the fragment are 136 by 124 mm. The text is written in a small sloping uncial hand. The margin is remarkably high at the top.
|This Ancient Greece related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|