Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1903-1904

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107-118, 128-139 on an ostrakon of the second century B.C. in the British

Mr. Goodspeed has printed some fragments of an unknown hexameter
poem of the Alexandrian period, unfortunately too much mutilated for
the sense to be recovered.01

The semi-literary publications of the year include a philosophical frag-
ment from a Vatican papyrus (first century), edited by Festa ;" a medical
fragment, dealing with gynaecology, edited by A. Backstrom from a third
century papyrus of Mr. Golenischtschef;s and another medical fragment,
giving prescriptions for various complaints (apparently including leprosy),
edited by Goodspeed from a Fayum papyrus of the second century, now in
his own collection at Chicago.9 Prof. Yitelli, among the other papyri to
be described presently, prints a scrap of what appears to be a catalogue,
giving the author, first words, and number of lines of three or four
works;10 and part of a treatise on divination from the convulsive move-
ments {iraXfiol) of various parts of the body.11 Finally a scrap of a
Latin juristic papyrus, about 3 in. square, at Heidelberg, serves as text for
a dissertation by Gerhard on the codex-form of book, besides a few remarks
by Gradenwitz on the actual contents of the fragment.12 The dissertation
is interesting, but one is inclined to ask from Heidelberg (as from Strass-
burg and Vienna) for more texts and less commentary.

Another juristic find of some importance has been published by O.Lenel,12"
consisting of three fragmentary leaves from a vellum codex of Ulpian's
Disputcdiones. The fragments were found in Egypt, and now form
part of the Strassburg collection. They are written in a neat uncial
hand, which is assigned by the editor to the 5th century, but is
perhaps rather of the 6th, with abbreviations and many corrections.
Two of the leaves can be referred with confidence to the third book
of Ulpian's work, and one to the second; and the amount of new in-
formation contained in them is considerable, though it requires a jurist
to appreciate it.

Among the publications of non-literary papyri the two Oxyrhynchus
volumes have already been mentioned. With them may be coupled yet
another work of Messrs. Grenfell and Hunt, which might have been
included in last year's Report, namely their catalogue of the Greek papyri
in the Cairo Museum.13 The number of these is 869, and brief descriptions
of them are given, with a classified index of their subjects. Three
theological fragments are printed in full ; a Christian prayer or amulet,
part of the correspondence of Abgar and Christ, and a non-canonical nar-
rative (sixth or seventh century) of the Annunciation and flight into

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