Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 237

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 237 (P. Oxy. 237 or P. Oxy. II 237) consists of a fragment of Petition of Dionysia to the Praefect, written in Greek. They were discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a roll. It was written after 27 June 186. Currently it is housed in the Bodleian Library (Ms. Gr. Class. a 8).[1]

Description[edit]

This a long and important papyrus, on the side verso it contains most of the fifth book of the Iliad (cataloged as Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 223). On the side recto it contains a petition addressed by Dionysia to Pomponius Faustianus, praefect in the 26th year of Commodus.[2] The text is written in a cursive hand.[3] It is a copy of the original document which was sent to the praefect.[4]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ P. Oxy. 237 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 141–180. 
  3. ^ Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. p. 151. 
  4. ^ Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. p. 152. 

Further reading[edit]

 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.