Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 224

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 224 (P. Oxy. 224 or P. Oxy. II 224) is a fragment of the Phoenissae, a tragedy of Euripides, 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. Currently it is housed in the British Library (Department of Manuscripts, 783) in London.[1]


The document was written by an unknown copyist. The measurements of the fragment are 235 by 215 mm. The text is written in a large, heavy, formal uncial hand. The handwriting is similar to the biblical great uncials. There are stops and a few accents.[2]

It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1899.[2]

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  1. ^ P. Oxy. 224 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 114–116. 

 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.