OXYRHYNCHUS.

There’s a very nice collection of images of Oxyrhynchus papyri from an Ashmolean exhibition online at Oxyrhynchus: A City and its Texts, “celebrating a hundred years of publication of The Oxyrhynchus Papyri.” “Daily Life” has everything from an invitation to a feast to an order to arrest a Christian; “Scribes and Scholars” has bits of authors from Sappho and Hesiod to the Hellenistic era. Fragmentary as they are, these scraps give us a picture of how the authors we read in modern books with word breaks and bound pages looked to people a couple of millennia ago. Via wood s lot. (Jim at UJG mentioned it last year, but I somehow didn’t pick up on it.)

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  1. Quiroga, Ernesto says:

    I need more information

  2. Don’t we all?

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