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Elegiacs, 2nd century AD

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.


  • Creation: 2nd century AD

Language of Materials



1 fragment


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


18.5 cm x 7.2 cm

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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