Papyri of the Odyssey

The most important features of this hand are the three-bar alpha and the curved epsilon that has its tongue written in a separate stroke. Also, there is a reading contradicting the Vulgate. In line 385, the scribe wrote ανευθεν instead of ἒνερθεν.

Odyssey. Book 9. 384-391 (P. Mich. inv. 5636)

Odyssey. Book 9. 384-391
Egypt, first century C.E.
Papyrus 1: 41 x 101mm; 2: 21 x 134 mm.
P. Mich. Inv. 5636 

The text offers some peculiarities such as the omission of verse 532, the spelling of Persephone as Φερσεφο[νειηι] in line 534 as opposed to the standard Περσεφονείῃ, and the presence of a macron over the alpha of καλὴν in line 545.

Odyssey. Book 10. 527-556 (P. Mich. Inv. 3786)

Odyssey. Book. 527-556
Egypt, late second/early third century C.E.
Papyrus, 156 x 107 mm.
P. Mich. Inv. 3786 

This fragment offers a reading that differs from the standard text (receptus) but is supported by many other manuscripts within the Vulgate tradition. In line 233, we read ϊδ[ε] instead of the accepted ἲδε.

Odyssey. Book 22. 226-241 (P. Mich. Inv. 1220)

Odyssey. Book 22. 226–241 
Egypt, late second/early third century C.E.
Papyrus, 142 x 55 mm.
P. Mich. Inv. 1220

Papyri of the Iliad

Interpreting Homer