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Pap. Berlin P. 21159

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 21159
Publication Number Lit
Current Location magazine | papyrus depository
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: low
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type papyrus | roll
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 40 mm | 48 mm | mm
Dating between 100 and 299
Criteria for Dating palaeography
Range of Preservation incomplete
Comments on Object Schriftspuren auch auf dem Verso

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) parallel
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Text Layout 7 Zeilen; andere Seite: Schriftspuren
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7


Text Content

Modern Title Homer, Ilias 11, 130–136
Text Types
  • literary | poetry
Summary of Content Homer, Iliad 11, 130–136
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: low)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀτρεΐδης. τὼ δ᾽ αὖτ᾽ ἐκ δίφρου γουναζέσθην·
2ζώγρει Ἀτρέος υἱέ, σὺ δ᾽ ἄξια δέξαι ἄποινα.
3πολλὰ δ᾽ ἐν Ἀντιμάχοιο δόμοις κειμήλια κεῖται
4χαλκός τε χρυσός τε πολύκμητός τε σίδηρος,
5τῶν κέν τοι χαρίσαιτο πατὴρ ἀπερείσι᾽ ἄποινα
6εἰ νῶϊ ζωοὺς πεπύθοιτ᾽ ἐπὶ νηυσὶν Ἀχα ιῶν.
7ὣς τώ γε κλαίοντε προσαυδήτην βασιλῆα
1... the sun of Atreus, and the two begged him from the chariot:
2"Take us alive, son of Atreus, and accept a worthy ransom.
3Many treasures lie stored in the house of Antimachus,
4bronze and gold and iron worked with much toil;
5from these would our father grant you ransom past counting
6if he should hear that we are alive at the ships of the Achaeans."
7So with weeping the two spoke to the king with gentle words ... (after Murray/Wyatt 1924)
Places (read out from edition)




RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
100 CE 299 CE palaeographical dating;




DatasetID 4365
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 04365
Trismegistos 60629
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Philip Schmitz
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 4365 (= Pap. Berlin P. 21159), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Philip Schmitz.