CHARITON OF APHRODISIAS: CHAEREAS AND CALLIRRHOË

MS 2930
MS Short Title CHARITON OF APHRODISIAS: CHAEREAS AND CALLIRRHOË
Text CHARITON OF APHRODISIAS IN CARIA: THE LOVES OF CHAEREAS AND CALLIRRHOË, BOOK II, CHAPTER XI, § 5 AND 6, AND COLOPHON
Description MS in Greek on papyrus, Egypt, 2nd c., part of a scroll, 17x8 cm, 1 column remaining, (12x6 cm) 21+23 lines in Greek half uncial.
Provenance 1. G.A. Michaïlidis, Cairo (ca. 1955); 2. Private collector, Frankfurt; 3. Bruce Ferrini, Akron, Ohio.
Commentary The action of the story, which is to a certain extent historical, takes place during the end of the Peloponnesian War. Opinions differ as to the merits of the romance, which is an imitation of Xenophon of Ephesus and Hesiodorus.
Published D.S. Crawford, ed.: Papyri Michaelidae, being a catalogue of the Greek and Latin papyri, tablets and ostraca in the library of Mr. G.A. Michaïlidis of Cairo. The Egypt Exploration Society. Aberdeen University press, 1955, no 1.
See also MS 2648, Bible: Joshua, Egypt, ca. 200
MS 2649, Bible: Leviticus, Egypt, ca. 200
MS 187, Bible: Exodus, Egypt, mid 4th c.
MS 1359, Isokrates: Ad Demonicum, Egypt, 4th c.
MS 608, Acknowledgement of a loan, Egypt, ca. 600
Place of origin Egypt
Dates 2c AD

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