OPES Oslo Papyri Electronic System

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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 301
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Size:
9.3 x 12.4 cm.
Lines:
Recto + Verso - 26
Publication side:
Recto and Verso
Palaeogr Descr:

Contents:

 
Date:
IVth century A.D.
Origin:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Provenance:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Acquisition:
Acquired by S. Eitrem in Fayum 1920, together with other magical texts of the collection (P.Oslo I 1 and I 3)
Language:
Greek
Genre:
Sub-literary
Author:
Title / Type of text:
Magical text?
Content:
Presumed to contain portions of a magical text, but the recto (ll. 1-14) is written in a hand different from that of the verso (ll. 15-26) and seems to contain a text of a biblical or theological nature. [After Totti believed to be the Greek translation of an Aegyptian priest's oath.] The verso may contain a text on some type of divination
Subject headings:
Subliterature; Magic; Divination; Intercourse
Persons:
Theodoros?; Selenion?
Geographica:
Translation:
... not one of the unclean men ... I did not have intercourse with a woman ... [knowingly]. Whenever I swear, the [existing? ... ] relatives, that on my father's side and / [mother?], friends and my father's relatives with ... not, and this one ... into a container, thus taking ... [into a] suburb, with the loud voice ... of the prophets and pro[phetesses]. / And whenever in ... swear, lest ... such as heard. ... Verso: .../ [of Theodoros?], that is, of Selenion (?), [it is not necessary] to subtract or add a thing. If ... these ... cast from the ... as mentioned before; and another ... from every rite/ ... your ... is unlawful ... should receive a letter ... piously ... receive extreme ill-luck, it is ... lest you ... taken ... / the ...
Papy.info Link:
Not available

Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
P.Oslo  I 2
First Editor:
Eitrem  S
Year:
1925
SB:
Corrections:
Totti  M,  Ausgewählte  Texte  der  Isis-  und  Serapis-Religion.  Hildesheim  1985,  p.  24  (no.  10)
Republication Citation:
Further Republication Note:
Bibliography:
Papyri Graecae Magicae, ed. Karl Preisendanz, vol. II (1931), no. XXXVII The Greek magical papyri in translation. ed. Hans Dieter Betz, Chicago 1986, p. 278 Quack J F, Ein Ägyptisches Handbuch des Tempels und seine griechische Übersetzung, ZPE 119 (1997) 297-300
Image recto:
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Image verso:
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