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Elegiacs, Second century AD

 Item
Identifier: P.Oxy.14

Scope and Contents

Fragment containing portions of eighteen lines from an elegiac poem. There is a reference to a well-known passage of the Iliad in one of the couplets.
The script is a clear upright uncial, which may be assigned to the second century. There is a very deep margin (7.8 cm) at the top of the column, perhaps intended for scholia.

Dates

  • Second century AD

Language of Materials

Greek

Extent

1 fragment

Bibliography

Grenfell, Bernard P., and Arthur S. Hunt. The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, vol. I. Egypt Exploration Fund, 1898, pp. 37-38.

Dimensions

18.5 cm x 7.2 cm

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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