HOMER: THE ILIAD

MS 2628
MS Short Title HOMER: THE ILIAD
Text HOMER: THE ILIAD XVI:2 - 15, 32 - 37, 40 - 43, 47 - 61, 75 - 91
Description MS in Greek on papyrus, Egypt, 1st c. BC - 1st c. AD, 5 fragments from a scroll, largest 8x10 cm and 11x3 cm, parts of 2 columns, (column size 35x17 cm), 15+23 lines of originally ca. 45 lines in Greek uncial.
Provenance 1. Antiquity dealer, Cairo (1969); 2. Dr. Anton Fackelmann Sr., Wien, Austria, MS 36 (-1986); 3. Anton Fackelmann Jr., Steyr, Austria (1986-1998).
Commentary The text is the song of Patroklos, inkluding Zevs, Hera, Apollon, Athena, and others of the gods from the Greek Pantheon. Homer is represented in The Schøyen Collection by MS 112/33, The Iliad XV:511-515, ca. 100, MS 112/57, The Iliad II:195-197, 2nd c., MS 112/80, The Iliad XI: 1-5, 2nd c. (the earliest witness to the text and not otherwise extant on papyrus); MS 2628, The Iliad XVI:2-15. 32-37, 40-43, 47-61, 75-91, 1st c. BC-1st c. AD; MS 5094, Homer: The Iliad XVII:637-644, 679-685, + 1 extra and 1 new line (earliest witness to text); MS 5069, The Odyssey XII: 9 - 14; 17 - 28; 41 - 46, late 3rd -2nd c. BC (earliest witness to text); and MS 2629, The Odyssey XI: 509-603, ca. 1st c.
Published Papyrologica Florentina, vol. XXXV. Rosario Pintaudi: Papyri Graecae Schøyen. Firenze, Edizioni Gonnelli, 2005 (Manuscripts in The Schøyen Collection V: Greek papyri, vol. I), pp. 9-14.
Exhibited Bibelmuseum, Münster, 1986 - 2002.
Place of origin Egypt
Dates 1st c. BC - 1st c. AD

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