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Johns Hopkins University Papyri collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0383
The collection consists of 70 papyrus fragments collected 1901-1907 and 1921, from Oxyrhynchus and Fayum. The papyri are legal and business documents and fragments of Homer's "Illiad" and Odyssey." Each fragment is preserved between glass and has been photographed.

Dates

  • 1st to 6th century

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

1.17 Cubic Feet (40 papyrus fragments)

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 70 papyrus fragments collected from Oxyrhynchus and Fayrum during the period, 1901-1907 and 1921. In the collection are legal and business documents and fragments of Homer's Illiad and Odyssey. Each fragment is preserved between glass and has been photographed.

Papyri in this collection have been photographed and are available at the American Center of the International Photographic Archive of Papyri, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dept. of Classics, 4072 Foreign Languages Building, 707 South Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801

There are two photographs of unidentified fragments.
EEF= Egypt Exploration Fund
Goodwin= Prof. W.W. Goodwim of the E.E.F.
EES= Egypt Exploration Society Oxyrhynchus:

Sources:
Coles, R.A. Location List of Oxyrhynchus Papyri. London: EEF, 1974. PC9353 .E5 v.59
Grenfell, Bernard P. Fayum Towns and Their Papyri. London: EEF, 1900. PC9353 .E5
Grenfell, Bernard P. and Hunt, Arthur S. The Oxyrhynchus Papyri. London: EEF: 1898... PC 9353 .E5 vol.1-48, 50, 52-61

Provenance

Part of collection was acquired by the University between the years 1901-1907. At that time, Professor Basil L. Gildersleeve was involved in the acquisition. In 1922, Frank J. Goodnow and M. Llewellyn Raney arranged for additional fragments to be added to the collection.

Existence and Location of Copies

Papyri in this collection have been photographed and are available at the American Center of the International Photographic Archive of Papyri, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Classics. Contact that institution for more information.

Information about the fragments can be found in Bernard Grenfell's Fayum Towns and Their Papyri and Arthur S. Hunt's The Oxyrhynchus Papyri.

Processing Information

This is no known processing information for this collection.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA