Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 8

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P. Oxy. 8

Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 8 (P. Oxy. 8) is a fragment of a poem of Alcman, written in Greek. The dialect is a mixture of Aeolic and Doric. It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. The fragment is dated to the first or second century. It is housed in the Houghton Library. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1898.[1]

The manuscript was written on papyrus in a form of the roll (probably). The measurements of the fragment are 61 by 109 mm. The fragment contains seven hexameter lines. The text is written in a small neat round uncial hand.[2]

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  1. ^ P. Oxy. 8 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London. pp. 13–14. 

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainB. P. Grenfell; A. S. Hunt (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund.