Commentary on Dem. 5 (P.Berol.inv. 21188)

Craig A. Gibson

in Interpreting a Classic

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2002 | ISBN: 9780520229563
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927308 | DOI:
Commentary on Dem. 5 (P.Berol.inv. 21188)

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This chapter studies the P.Berol.inv.21188, a papyrus from Hermoupolis that dates from the second century C.E. It is composed of ten small fragments and one larger one. The discussion shows that the large fragment (frag.1) preserves a part of a commentary on a phrase from Dem.5.25, and that the second fragment to “renting” the ass continues the proverb's discussion. The chapter also includes a parallel treatment of the proverb in Harpocration.

Keywords: P.Berol.inv.21188; Hermoupolis; Dem.5.25; proverb; parallel treatment; Harpocration

Chapter.  865 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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