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Volume / Number: S / 1738

CLA 1738
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  • Oxford United Kingdom Ashmolean Museum Pap. Oxy. 2194
Script Cursive
Date IV ex–V in (375 - 425)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain, presumably in a Greek-speaking region. Found at Oxyrhynchus.

CLA Vol. S
TM Number TM 35624
Support Papyrus
Contents Testamentum Vetus, Libri sapientales (Septuaginta, Sir 12.2).
Script Commentary

Script of this letter is, it would seem, singular, as is its text. Neither the Latin which concerns us here, nor apparently the Greek, fits into any definite category. The modest and not very expert notary who transcribed this letter was familiar with the early half-uncial type current in the fourth and fifth centuries with b, d, m, r, and in their later half-uncial forms: a has various forms, the more cursive at the end of line 2 recalling Greek cursive; i-longa in the Latin after r and t is a Greek symptom, but superior u in the Greek comes, I believe, from the Latin; the scribe seems more at home with Greek than with Latin. To be compared with CLA 12.1782.

Notes

☛CLA date (V) changed to follow cf. Blumell, AfP 54, 2008, p. 219–223.

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