Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 226

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 226 (P. Oxy. 226 or P. Oxy. II 226) is a fragment of the Hellenica (VI,5) of Xenophon, 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 at Columbia University in New York.[1]


The document was written by an unknown copyist. The measurements of the fragment are 140 by 120 mm. The text is written in a medium-sized neat uncial hand. It has only a few, unimportant textual variants.[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. 226 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 118–120. 

 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.