Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 213

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P. Oxy. 213

Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 213 (P. Oxy. 213 or P. Oxy. II 213) consists of two fragments of a tragedy by an unknown author, 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 century. Currently it is housed in the British Library (Department of Manuscripts, 34) in London.[1]


The document was written by an unknown copyist, although the roughness of the hand suggests that the scribe was a student. The measurements of "fragment a" are 80 by 113 mm and of "fragment b" 78 by 80 mm. The text is written in a large round upright uncial hand. The verso side of the papyrus contains a list of names and amounts of money.[2]

It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1899.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ P. Oxy. 213 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 23–27. 

 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.