Monday, November 17, 2014

Homer Papyrus

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If you are looking for a Christmas present, there is a Homer papyrus for sale at liveauctioneers.com.

It looks pretty 4th century to me, and the text is from the Iliad bk 13, 565-580 (lower margin visible).

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  1. Seems quite cheap, eh? Mind you, Dirk, you're not helping them sell it by dating it 500–600 years later!

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  2. Nice hand. Dodgy damage though

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  3. Surely you've asked the auctioneer about the Hamdy Sakr collection before posting this without any comment on provenance, so what do we know about it? I've never heard about this collection before, my fault apologies for this!

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