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Monday, April 22, 2013

Archiv für Papyrusforschung (APF) 58.2 (2013)

Ed. by Fournet, Jean-Luc / Kramer, Bärbel / Luppe, Wolfgang / Maehler, Herwig / McGing, Brian / Poethke, Günter / Reiter, Fabian / Richter, Tonio Sebastian

Nathan Carlig,  
Homère, Iliade, XVI, 45–56 Un nouveau papyrus homérique conservé à la Bibliothèque nationale de France: P.ParisBnF inv. Suppl. gr. 1385.1 (4) Pages 193–200, 

This article presents an edition of an unpublished Homeric fragment in Paris containing Homer, Iliad, XVI, 45-56. Observations on its content, form and layout, and an investigation of the other papyri of Iliad XVI show that the Paris fragment belonged to the same family as P.Harr. I 122.

José-Antonio Fernández Delgado,
A very peculiar Homeric paraphrase (P.Erl. 5, inv. 3, recto), Pages 201–208 

P.Erl. 5 (inv. 3), recto (LDAB 1567 = MP3 1169) contains a paraphrase of part of the argument between Zeus and Hera at the end of Book I of the Iliad (v. 528-48). It is characterized by its similarity to the ‘grammatical’ rather than ‘rhetorical’ type of paraphrase, although it cannot be classified as purely grammatical either.

Fausto Montana,
 Ettore, Cebrione e il tethrippon P.Oxy. 76.5095, fr. 1 →, rr. 10–11, commento a Il. 12.91, 209–215

The word τέθριππον in l. 11 of this commentary on part of Book 12 of the Iliad (MP3 1194.01; 5th/6th century AD) allows a reconstruction of the meaning of the annotation, and of the related text, that fits well with the corresponding scholium exegeticum 12.91-92, and provides further confirmation of the strong affinity between the commentary and this class of medieval scholia.

Wolfgang Luppe
Zur Datierung von Euripides’ Μήδεια-Dramen


Aristophanes of Byzantium’s hypothesis of the preserved Mήδεια of Euripides awards Sophocles second place in 431 BC, but in the new report of P.Oxy. 5093 Sophocles was the winner with Τηρεύς. This difference is explicable if the known hypothesis belongs to the first Μήδεια. If that is the case, the preserved Μήδεια must have been performed later than 431.

Marco Perale
P.Oxy. LXIV 4410. A Comic Adespoton Re-examined

New readings in P.Oxy. LXIV 4410 fr. 2.1 and 2.5 suggest a possible reference to a class of intellectuals and a messenger involved in the action of the play.

Ioannis Polemis / Grace Ioannidou
῾Αϰλοῦται γὰρ ὁ ἄνθρωπος τῶι κόσμωι: A Note on the Proemium to the Second Book of Artemidorus’ Geographoumena


This article discusses apparent resonances of a stoic ‘topos’ in the text of the Artemidorus papyrus. Regardless of the question of the authenticity of the text, an examination of the ideas expressed in it remains a challenging philological task.
Ann-Katrin Gill
Ein ptolemäisches Gesetz zum Handel mit importiertem Wein (P.UB Trier S 188-61)


Editio princeps of a Ptolemaic papyrus containing a hitherto unknown customs law about imported wine, targetting the trade and transportation of undeclared wine. The fragment possibly belongs to the so called „Revenue Laws“.
Sandra Scheuble-Reiter
Drei Trierer Papyri zum ptolemäischen Militär

This text contains a record of the livestock of several persons, probably all soldiers. The document can be dated to the second half of the third century BC and was presumably drawn up in a local government office for the collection of taxes like the salt tax.

Brice C. Jones
What Is a τρυϲινον? A Fresh Look at P.Oxy. XIV 1674


This article presents a new transcription of the word τρυϲινον in P.Oxy. XIV 1674.5 based on a recent autopsy, a word which Grenfell and Hunt left untranslated in their edition due to its being unattested in the Greek language. The word is most likely a misspelling of a common Greek word meaning “fire drill”, and would thus fit well within the agricultural context of the letter. An image of P.Oxy. XIV 1674 is published here for the first time.

Richard W. Burgess / Jitse H.F. Dijkstra
The Berlin ‘Chronicle’ (P.Berol. inv. 13296): A New Edition of the Earliest Extant Late Antique Consularia

P.Berol. inv. 13296, a fragmentary leaf of an illustrated parchment codex, contains an early Greek translation of consularia composed from two independent Latin texts: a consular list that is related to the fasti that underlie the chronicle of Prosper and the Consularia Italica; and historical entries from an early recension of the Descriptio consulum. This article studies the place of the parchment in these traditions and presents a new edition of and full commentary on the text.

Todd M. Hickey
The workers and the vineyard (P.Lond. inv. 2238)

Publication of a Byzantine letter from the Oxyrhynchite nome that concerns work on an embankment for a new vineyard. The letter comes from a “large estate” milieu.

Alexander Jones / Marco Perale
Greek Astronomical Tables in the Papyrus Carlsberg Collection (with associated fragments from other collections)


The article includes A) an introduction on the Greek and Demotic astronomical papyri from the Papyrus Carlsberg Collection in Copenhagen, their provenance and relation to the Tebtunis Temple Library; B) a commented edition of five Greek astronomical tables from the Copenhagen Collection, with associated fragments from the Vitelli Institute in Florence and the Berlin Papyrussammlung.

Jean-Luc Fournet / Tonio Sebastian Richter
Une misthôsis copte d’Aphrodité (P.Lond. inv. 2849): le plus ancien acte notarié en copte?

Edition of a Coptic lease contract from the British Library (P.Lond. inv. 2849) which is likely to belong to the Dioscorus archive (6th century AD) and is probably the earliest known Coptic deed drawn up by a notary
Tonio Sebastian Richter
O.Louvre AF 12678: Ein koptischer Mietvertrag zwischen Muslimen?

Edition of an 8th century Coptic rental agreement from the Louvre collection, presumably originating from Elephantine. The lessee and perhaps the lessor too seem to be converts to Islam.

Addendum zu APF 58/1, 2012, S. 32

Wolfgang Müller †

REFERATE. Darstellungen und Hilfsmittel

Nachtrag zum Referat Drama, APF 58/1, 2012, S. 154 und 158