Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 230

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 230 (P. Oxy. 230 or P. Oxy. II 230) is a fragment of the De Corona by Demosthenes, 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 second century. Currently it is housed in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.[1]


The document was written by an unknown copyist. It contains part of the text of the De Corona (40-47) by Demosthenes. The measurements of the fragment are 280 by 210 mm. The text is written in a round, rather irregular uncial hand. It occasionally differs from the ordinary text. Only a few corrections were made by a second hand, which is also responsible for some rough breathings. Grenfell and Hunt collated the text of the manuscript against the text of De Corona from Dindorf-Blass's edition.[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. 230 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 128–130. 

 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.