Cynic diatribe (P.Duk.inv. 777)


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Catalogue Record

Title: Cynic diatribe, [1--]
Subject: Alexander, the Great, 356-323 B.C.
	Ethics, Ancient.
	Philosophy, Ancient.
	Brahmans --India --History.
	Treatises --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Literary papyri --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
Material: 1 item : papyrus, numerous partly joining fragments
	mounted in glass.
Note: Dimensions of fragments are 20 x 20.5 cm. or smaller.
	97 lines.
	Written along the fibers in four columns in a careful hand.
	Lower margin of 3 cm.
	P.Duk.inv. 777 was formerly P.Rob.inv. 40.
	Treatise from Egypt, written on papyrus. Concerns the
	meeting between Alexander the Great and Dandamis,
	the leader of the Brahmans, with close parallels
	to the second part of Palladius, De gentibus Indiae
	et Bragmanibus, the source of which is said to be Arrianus.
	In Greek.
	Descriptive database available in repository.
Publications: Willis, William H. and K. Maresch. "The
	Encounter of Alexander with the Brahmans: New Fragments
	of the Cynic Diatribe P.Genev.inv. 271." Zeitschrift
	für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 74(1988): 59-83 (plate 2).
	Joins P.Köln inv. 907 to which it has been added since
	March 1988, with the exception of one fragment. Except
	for this fragment, P.Duk.inv. 777 is on indefinite
	loan to the University of Cologne.

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