|Date||IV (301 - 400)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written no doubt in Egypt, where it was used as a school book. The fragments come from Egypt, but the exact centre where they were found is not known. The Cairo fragments could not be located in 1960.
|TM Number||TM 62954|
|Contents||Vergilius, Aeneis (1.235–243, 247–261, 270–274, 406–414, 418–426, 633–640, 702–707, 711–719) with literal Greek translation—school book.|
Script is early half-uncial of a type in some respects recalling that of the Leiden Paulus (see CLA 10.1577); A and 𐌾 are uncial; H is capital; the foot of L descends obliquely below the line; the shoulder of r is square; the Latin letters N, o, p, and ꞇ conform to the Greek norms. Another hand using black ink corrected certain passages in the Latin and separated verses with paragraph marks or with a point when a new one begins on the line on which the preceding verse ends. For other details see under Manchester and Milan (CLA 2.227; 3.367).
☛CLA first-edition provenance changed to follow second edition (adding acquisition date). ☛P. Mil. 1.1 1 (Daris, Sergio). ☛L. Koenen, ZPE 11 (1973), p. 219–230 no. 3. ☛M. Fressura, Studi di Egittologia e di Papirologia 4 (2007), p. 77–97. ☛Cavenaile, CPL 1–3. ☛Scappaticcio, Papyri Vergilianae 5b. ☛P. Mil. 1 1 (Calderini, Aristide). ☛Formerly Cairo, Egyptian Museum JdE 85644 a–b. ☛Formerly Milan, Private collection Jacovelli-Vita number unknown.
|Last modified||25 July 2017|