Classics and Archaeology Virtual Museum

Sample Greek Papyrus

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In the English version there are cross-links to the two Greek transcriptions
In the published transcription are links to the handwritten transcription and the English version.

Texts may also have footnotes. Here is a Latin text with footnotes (and an English translation).

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Hotlinks

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In three fields below there are links to more information about the Collection, the Donor and the Findspot.

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Details of Text:

1922.0005

Language:

Greek

 

Collection

Classics

Credit line:

Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society

Author

Author dates

Secondary Category

Papyrus

Other no.:

P.OXY.1740

Type:

Commercial document

Previous no:

1930.0009

Country

Egypt

Material

Papyrus

Findspot

Oxyrhynchus

Dimensions:

15.3 x 14.1 cm.

Period:

Date:

Earliest date:

Latest date:

LATE 3RD, EARLY 4TH CENT.A.D.

250

350

Tertiary inscription:

Parallels:

Bibliography:

B.P. GRENFELL AND A.S. HUNT : "OXYRHYNCHUS PAPYRI", VOL XIV, LONDON, 1920 P. 173.
G W Clarke, "Some observations on the Melbourne papyri." Orpheus.

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Commentary (draft)

2297006g.jpg (20k)
2297007g.jpg (24k)
2297008g.jpg (20k)
1922005t.htm (8k) Transcription(s)
1922005v.htm (8k) English version

CONCLUSION OF A PRIVATE ACCOUNT OF VARIOUS ARTICLES, SEVERAL BEING WEAVING IMPLEMENTS. IN EACH ITEM THERE ARE TWO AMOUNTS OF DRACHMAE IN JUXTAPOSITION, THE SECOND BEING NEARLY DOUBLE THE FIRST. PERHAPS THE LOWER FIGURES REPRESENT PART PAYMENTS. 13 LINES
Transcription with permission of the Duke Papyrological Archives
“Consists of a list of articles largely concerned with weaving, with two columns of figures - one apparently a down-payment, the other listing the full price. The paper is coarse and the two distinct layers of papyrus-pith are clearly visible and in some places separated, especially where the document (part of a deed of sale of a small weaving business?) was folded and subsequently cracked as the papyrus grew dry - brittle with age."( GWC).

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