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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