Some remarks on the origin and orthography of the "Ptolemaic Hymns" P. Lit. Goodspeed 2

TitleSome remarks on the origin and orthography of the "Ptolemaic Hymns" P. Lit. Goodspeed 2
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsBarbantani, S
EditorCingano, E, Milano, L
Book TitlePapers on ancient literatures: Greece, Rome and the Near East. Proceedings of the "Advanced Seminar in the Humanities" , Venice International University 2004-2005
Series TitleQuaderni del Dipartimento di Scienze dell' Antichità e del Vicino Oriente – Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia 4
Pagination1-32
PublisherS.A.R.G.O.N. Editrice e Libreria
CityPadova
ISBN9788895672045
Abstract

On P.Lit.Goodspeed 2 have been copied, in the II-III century AD, poems identifiable as hymns to the gods of the Ptolemaic pantheon. The work examines the paleographic and orthographic peculiarities of this papyrus (double iota, doubling of consonants before a voiceless stop, doubling of sigma, voiceless stops reinforcing the correspondent aspirate stop), its possible Fundort (Hermupolis?); the performative context of the hymns. In the appendix, a repertoire of other anthologies of hymns on papyrus. [Silvia Barbantani]