OPES Oslo Papyri Electronic System

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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 434
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Size:
20.7 x 12.7 cm.
Lines:
21
Publication side:
Recto, the Verso is blank
Palaeogr Descr:

Contents:

 
Date:
IVth century A.D.
Origin:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Provenance:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Acquisition:
Acquired from Maurice Nahman 1923 through British Museum
Language:
Greek
Genre:
Sub-literary
Author:
Allous
Title / Type of text:
Magical text
Content:
The text is a love charm with figures. It contains the magic words to be pronounced, and an adjuration to attract Herakles to Allous. Of the two drawn figures, the one to the left is that of the dwarf-god Bes.
Subject headings:
Subliterature; Love charm; Magic
Persons:
Herakles, son of Taepis?; Taepis?, mother of Herakles; Allous, daughter of Alexandria; Alexandria,mother of Allous
Geographica:
Translation:
I adjure you by the twelve elements of heaven and the twenty-four elements of the world, that you attract Herakles whom [Ta]epis bore, to me, to Allous, whom Alexandria bore, immediately, immediately; quickly, quickly.
Papy.info Link:
Not available

Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
P.Oslo  I 4
First Editor:
Eitrem  S
Year:
1925
SB:
Corrections:
Schmidt  KFW,  Göttingische  gelehrte  Anzeigen  189  (1927)  p.  463  (l.  21)
Republication Citation:
Further Republication Note:
Bibliography:
Papyri Graecae Magicae, ed. Karl Preisendanz, vol II (1931), no. XXXIX The Greek magical papyri in translation, ed. Hans Dieter Betz, Chicago 1986, p. 278-279
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