Photographic Archive of Papyri in the Cairo Museum

Pap.Graec.Mag. 2 66

12.5 x 22.5

Collection of similes from Homer

(3rd-4th century)

The papyrus has been folded three times, forming eight sections. In this rough scrawl, the characters are irregular half-uncials, and the lines in col.2 are closer together than in col.1. A rude drawing stands between the columns: it depicts two men erect, facing one another, the left hand of A touching the right hand of B. The purpose of the spell is separation magic.





72 dpi image (b/w)
150 dpi image (b/w)
300 dpi image (b/w)

Browse the archive

A project supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.