Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 231

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 231 (P. Oxy. 231 or P. Oxy. II 231) is a fragment of the De Corona by Demosthenes, 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 or third century. Currently it is housed in the Cambridge University Library (Add. Ms. 4050) in Cambridge.[1]


The document was written by an unknown copyist. It contains part of the text of De Corona (227-229) by Demosthenes. The measurements of the fragment are 920 by 730 mm. The text is written in a medium-sized informal uncial hand. It uses punctuation, which is due to the original scribe. There are no remarkable textual variations.[2]

It 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. ^ P. Oxy. 231 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 130–131. 

 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.