Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 293

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 293 (P. Oxy. 293 or P. Oxy. II 293) is a fragment of a Letter to a Sister, in Greek. It was discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. It was written at 15 November 27. Currently it is housed in the library of the Columbia University (Head of Special Collections) in New York.[1]


The measurements of the fragment are 230 by 127 mm.[2]

The document was written by Dionysius and was addressed to his sister Didyme. Dionysius asked his sister about some clothes.[1][2]

This papyrus 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. ^ a b P. Oxy. 293 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b c Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. p. 293. 

 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.