Papiri della Società Italiana: Volume XV (nn. 1453-1574)
a cura di (+)Vittorio Bartoletti
e di Guido Bastianini, Gabriella Messeri, Franco Montanari, Rosario Pintaudi
Title: Papiri greci e latini.
Statement of responsibility: a cura di Vittorio Bartoletti ... [et al.]
Place and publisher: Firenze : Istituto papirologico G. Vitelli
Year of publication: 1912-
Format: v. ; 24 cm.
Series 1: Pubblicazioni della Società italiana per la ricerca dei papiri greci e latini in Egitto
Volume description: 15. : N. 1453-1574. - 2008. - xiv, 450 p., 100 leaves of plates : ill.
Dewey D.C.: 090
LC Classification: PA
Price: 150,00 EUR
Title status: CIP
MARC records: UNIMARC MARC 21
Publisher's blurb: With the present volume, publication of the important series Papiri della Società Italiana (PSI), interrupted many years ago after the volume XIV (1957), now resumes. Among the 58 literary and para-literary texts comprised in the work, particular attention is given to a new fragment by Callimachus, along with another one most likely by Menander, the remains of an anthology of sententious poems, two fragments of lost philosophical treatises, a prose writing with a quotation of the first ode of Sappho, and six fragments on astronomical and astrological matters. The sixty documentary papyri, belonging to different moments of the long period which goes from the Ptolemaic to the Arabian age, offer a broad panorama of text on both public administration and private life, in particular letters, which give a significant and vivid description of the society of the time. The work also includes four illustrated papyri, among which the renown Madonna lactans, one of the earliest representations of the Virgin nursing the Child. Indexes and the tables of all the texts complete the volume.