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Volume / Number: 11 / 1667

CLA 1667
  • Wellesley, Mass. USA Wellesley College P. Oxy. 1404
Script Cursive
Date III (201 - 300)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain, presumably Egypt. Found at Oxyrhynchus and now numbered P. Oxy. 1404. The text is part of a Latin paraphrase of the fable of the dog carrying meat over a stream who was deceived by his own image in the water.

CLA Vol. 11
TM Number TM 59041
Support Papyrus
Contents Aesopus, Fabula.
Script Commentary

Script is sloping cursive by an expert scribe written across the fibres: A has three strokes: a straight oblique, a somewhat curving second stroke, and a vestigial transverse (see recto, second letter); B has the old cursive form; the two strokes of C intersect; E has two forms, including the V-shaped; M is made of four straight strokes, sometimes intersecting; S has the half-uncial form; the top of T is straight. On the verso written at right angles to the Latin are four lines of Greek, perhaps an account.


☛Cavenaile, CPL 38. ☛DCLP.

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