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Volume / Number: 2 / 137

CLA 137
  • Cambridge United Kingdom University Library Add. MS 5896
Script B-R Uncial
Date V (401 - 500)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain; but script points to some centre in the Eastern part of the Roman empire. Found at Oxyrhynchus.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 62970
Support Parchment
Contents Vergilius, Aeneis (4.661–705, 5.1–6), Graece.
Script Commentary

Script is a not very expert uncial of a type recalling the Florentine Digests and legal fragments found in Egypt: B rises above the line; the upright of R extends below the line and the bow comes down to the base line; the letters uncial A, uncial E, O, N, and P follow the Greek rather than the Latin norm.


☛CLA first-edition date (VI) and script (Uncial) changed to follow second edition. ☛P. Oxy. 8 1099. ☛Cavenaile, CPL 5. ☛Scappaticcio, Papyri Vergilianae 19 (date V ex). ☛Seider, Paläographie II.1 no. 57 pl. XXXII.

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