OPES Oslo Papyri Electronic System

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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 302
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Size:
6.5 x 11 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 2)
Language:
Greek
Genre:
Sub-literary
Author:
Title / Type of text:
Magical text
Content:
An agoge - prescriptions for how to attract a person
Subject headings:
Subliterature; Love spell; Magic
Persons:
Geographica:
Translation:
...at the proper time purify [yourself for seven days and] take myrrh ink and [write] on [pure] papyrus ... of baths: "Come here to me ... who have the power .../... and go into the house ... after causing fright and [after] hiding ... of the door. For by the contribution (?) of her ... by your [power, attract] to me her, NN, whose mother is NN, because ... /... to find sleep and ... brain ... of sacred phantoms Verso: ... of the sea ... / [who copulate in the ocean, PSOI PHNOUTHI NINTHER, you are the one who are] daily visible [and who set in the northwest] of heaven, [and rise in the southeast. In the 1st hour] you have [the form of a cat; your name is PHARAKOUNETH. In the 2nd hour you have the form] of a dog; your name is / [SOUPHI. In the 3rd hour you have the form of a snake; your name is] ABERAN NEMANE [THOUTH. In the 4th hour you have the form of a scarab]: [your] name is [SESENIPS. In the 5th hour you have the form] of an ass; [your] name is [ENPHANCHOUPH. In the 6th hour you have the form of a lion]; your name is [BAISOLBAI ... who control] time. / [In the 7th hour you have the form of a goat; your name is] OUMESTHOTH. In the 8th hour you have the form of a bull; your name is [DIATI-PHE, who becomes invisible] ....
Papy.info Link:
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
P.Oslo  I 3
First Editor:
Eitrem  S
Year:
1925
SB:
Corrections:
O'Neil  EN,  in:  Greek  Magical  Papyri  in  translation  (1986)  p.  278  (l.  1)
Merkelbach/Totti  in  Abrasax  I,  1990,  p.117-118  (  l.  14)
Republication Citation:
Further Republication Note:
Bibliography:
Papyri Graecae Magicae, ed. Karl Preisendanz, vol. II (1931), no. XXXVIII The Greek magical papyri in translation, ed. Hans Dieter Betz, Chicago 1986, p. 278-279
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