Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 16

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P. Oxy. 16

Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 16 (P. Oxy. 16) is a fragment of the fourth book of the History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides (chapters 36-41) in Greek. It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. The fragment is dated to the first century. It is housed in the University of Pennsylvania Museum (E 2747).[1] The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1898.[2]

The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a roll. The measurements of the fragment are 256 by 200 mm. The fragment contains three columns, written in 50-53 lines per column. The text is written in a small and irregular uncial hand.[3]

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  1. ^ P. Oxy. 1 16 LDAB
  2. ^ P. Oxy. 16 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  3. ^ Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London. pp. 39–44. 

 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.