Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 214

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 214 (P. Oxy. 214 or P. Oxy. II 214) is a fragment of an epic by an unknown author, written in Greek. It was discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a codex. It is dated to the third century. Currently it is housed in the British Library (Department of Manuscripts, 1181) in London.[1]


The document was written by an unknown copyist. The measurements of the fragment are 110 by 79 mm. The text is written in a small sloping uncial hand. The handwriting is very similar to that of P. Oxy. 233.[2]

There are no stops other than the diaresis.[2]

It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. It was found with a number of cursive documents. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1899.[2]

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  1. ^ P. Oxy. 214 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b c Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 27–29. 

 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.