Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1899-1900

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Pbogeess of Egyptology.

The minor literary discoveries of the year include two small fragments of
epodes, which the first editor, Dr. Reitzenstein, and most other scholars
who have written on them, attribute to Archilochus, while Prof. Blass
argues strongly in favour of Hipponax, whose name appears in them.3 The
papyrus, which is assigned to the second century, is among the collection
lately acquired by the University of Strassburg. From the same collection
Dr. Eeitzenstein has also published a small fragment of the Hesiodic poem
on the marriage, of Peleus and Thetis.3 Some fragments of a treatise on
2neteorology have been published by Dr. _Wessely from a papyrus of the
second century B.C. ;'i and Mr. J. G. Smyly has published a small additional
fragment of the Petrie Laches MS.5

0f non-literary publicatlous (apart from the Oxyrhynchus volume already
mentioned) the most notable is the second instalment of Prof. Nicole's
edition of the Geneva papyri.0 It is considerably larger than its prede-
cessor, and contains sixty-three texts, nearly all of which have some special
point of interest. Twenty-six belong to the first three centuries after
Christ, and mostly illustrate or are illustrated by similar documents in the
Berlin and London collections. Twenty-one comprise the correspondence
of Abinnaeus, commander of a cavalry camp at Dionysias about a.d. 343-
351, of which a still larger portion has already been published among the
British Museum papyri. Four relate to the affairs of one Aurelius 01 of
Philadelphia (0\ is apparently an abbreviation for 'OXkovsvs), towards the
end of the fourth century; and the remainder are of a miscellaneous
character and minor importance. It is a matter of congratulation that
Prof. Nicole's health has been sufficiently restored to enable him to com-
plete this important instalment of his labours; and scholars are bound to
express their gratitude to him for the admirable way in which he has
executed it, single-handed, and amid the pressure of other duties. Nor is
this his only publication of the year, since he has also issued, in collabora-
tion with his colleague, Prof. Morel, an edition of a Latin papyrus,
containing a portion of a j-egimental roll-book of the year 87 (with notes on
the back of a few years later), in which are recorded the accounts and
occupations of various soldiers from time to time.7 The text is accompanied
by a photographic facsimile, which is unfortunately not the case with the
Greek papyri. Hitherto, indeed, all continental publications of Greek
papyri, with the single exception of Brunet de Presle's edition of the
papyri in the Louvre (published in the days before photographic reproduc-
tions were possible), have been regrettably deficient in the matter of

The Berlin publication has made little progress, only one part having
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