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Volume / Number: S / 1708

CLA 1708
  • Oxford United Kingdom Sackler Library, Papyrology Rooms P. Ant. 29
Script b-d Uncial and Mixed Half-Uncial
Date IV (301 - 400)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain. Found at Antinoë. Its stately calligraphy and generous margins speak for the volume’s being an importation, perhaps from Syria, the home of the Fragmentum de Formula Fabiana with which it has features in common.

CLA Vol. S
TM Number TM 62956
Support Papyrus
Contents Vergilius, Georgica (2.527–542, 3.1–25).
Script Commentary

Script of the main text, written with a broad pen, is a stately b-d uncial with half-uncial marginalia, the uncial letters appear longish, owing to shaded uprights; the bow of A is shallow and mostly pendant; the bows of b, d, and q are very full, that of p is rather small; G has a small tail; L goes below the line with its foot extending horizontally beneath the next letter—a cursive vestige; m is rectangular; the oblique of N is thin and not truly diagonal; the letter is narrow and its first upright is longish; the horizontal of thickens at both ends. The script of the commentary is essentially the same as that of the text and might be described as its ‘lower case’ with these differences, that the has the half-uncial form and the foot of L descends obliquely below the line: the first upright of N goes below the line as in the Livy Epitome (CLA 2.208 and 12.**208); square-shouldered r goes well below the line. To be compared with the Virgil in Manchester, Milan, and Cairo (CLA 2.227, 3.367, and 10.**227).


☛Cavenaile, CPL 17. ☛Scappaticcio, Papyri Vergilianae 34. ☛DCLP.

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