OPES Oslo Papyri Electronic System

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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 611
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Size:
4 x 6 cm.
Lines:
9
Publication side:
Recto, the Verso is blank
Palaeogr Descr:

Contents:

 
Date:
IVth century A.D.
Origin:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Provenance:
Oxyrhynchos, Oxyrhynchite nome, province of Egypt
Acquisition:
Purchased from Ali Mahmud, Behnasa, April 5, 1928
Language:
Greek
Genre:
Sub-literary
Author:
Title / Type of text:
Fragment of palmomancy
Content:
Prognostications to be derived from the involuntary movements of various parts of the body
Subject headings:
Palmomancy; Prognostication; Divination
Persons:
Geographica:
Translation:
To the salesman it means payment (...), to the rich man expenses. If the right cheek twitches, it means an unexpected offence. Make a propitiating sacrifice to Helios. If the left cheek twitches, it means something good. If the right jaw twitches, it means joy and something good.
Papy.info Link:
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
P.Oslo  III 76
First Editor:
Eitrem  S-Amundsen  L 
Year:
1936
SB:
Corrections:
Republication Citation:
Further Republication Note:
Costanza S, Corpus palmomanticum Graecum. Firenze 2009 (Papyrologica Florentina 39), 78-81
Bibliography:
Kyriakides S, SO 15-16 (1936) 138-139
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