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Volume / Number: 10 / **227

CLA **227
  • Alexandria Egypt Bibliotheca Alexandrina (exhibited) [85644]
  • Manchester United Kingdom John Rylands Library III 478
  • Milan Italy Università Cattolica P. Med. number unknown
Script Early Half-Uncial
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.

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 62954
Support Papyrus
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 Commentary

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 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.

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