Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 232

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 232 (P. Oxy. 232 or P. Oxy. II 232) is a fragment of Contra Timocratem 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 or third century. Currently it is housed in the British Library (Department of Manuscripts, 787) in London.[1]


The document was written by an unknown copyist. It contains the text of Contra Timocratem (53-54, 56-58) by Demosthenes. The measurements of the fragment are 130 by 140 mm. The text is written in a medium sized, sloping uncial hand. Palaeographically it resembles the Oxyrhynchus Homer. There are neither rough breathings nor accents, and only one stop occurs.[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. 232 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 132–133. 

 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.