Comedy (P.Duk.inv. 313 R (b))


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Catalogue Record

Title: Comedy, [3rd cent. B.C.]
Author: Archippus fl. 415-412 B.C. Ichthyes.
Subject: Greek drama (Comedy) --332-30 B.C.
	Literary papyri --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C.
Material: 1 item : papyrus, three joining fragments mounted in
	glass ; 13 x 46 cm.
         Note: Actual dimensions of item are 12.2 x 46.0 cm.
	50 lines. Palimpsest.
	Written along the fibers on the recto in three columns;
	written across the fibers on the verso in a different hand.
	Upper margin of .5 cm.; lower margin of 1.5 cm.; small
	left margin; right margin varies.
	Extracted from mummy cartonnage with P.Duk.inv. 314-323.
	P.Duk.inv. 313 R (b) was formerly P.Duk.inv. MF84 1 R.
	Papyrus from the Arsinoites (modern name: Fayyum),
	Egypt with the final scene of a comedy about the
	preparation of a giant fish for dinner. Possibly
	from Archippus' "Ichthyes" or by Cratinus Iunior.
	Underneath is an earlier, washed-out documentary
	text in Greek (P.Duk.inv. 313 R (a)). Verso has an
	account in Greek (P.Duk.inv. 313 V).
	In Greek.
	Descriptive database available in repository.
Publications: "Comoedia Dukiana," by W. H. Willis, Greek, Roman and
	Byzantine Studies, 32 (1991): 331-353 (plates 1-3).  See
        also R. Kassel and C. Austin, Poetae Comici Graeci VIII
        (Berlin 1995) 473-477 (no. 1146).

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