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94 P. Brooklyn Gr. = Trismegistos 60177 = LDAB 1293


Τwo pieces from Hp. Fract. 1 (New York, Brooklyn Museum Accession no. 16.618 and no. 16.619 C). Papyrus fragments (fr. 1: 3x4cm; fr. 2: 1x2,5cm) which were once glued onto a postcard with P.Brook. 2, P.Brook. 93, P.Brook. 95 and P.Brook. 99. The provenience is unknown, but they probably date to the second century AD. The small fragment 2 connects directly on the right bottom side to fragment 1, the margins, however, have not been preserved. The extract belongs to a short methodological part at the beginning of the treatise De fracturis, in which Hippocrates disapproves of the common opinions about treatment leading over to medical advice concerning fractures. The scripture, according to Manetti (cf. CPF 1.2.1 18 7, p. 109-110), is absolutely inelegant, rather an example of carlessness; there are no ligatures to be found and the letters are written inconsistently which could on the one hand be a hint at an informal, unimodular style, on the other hand at a severe style.

((This papyrus has been digitally edited by Marcel Moser as part of the Project "DIGMEDTEXT - Online Humanities Scholarship: A Digital Medical Library based on Ancient Texts" (ERC-AdG-2013, Grant Agreement no. 339828) funded by the European Research Council at the University of Parma (Principal Investigator: Prof. Isabella Andorlini). The digital edition is mostly based on the previous editions (Shelton, P. Brook. 94 (1992), Hagedorn, ZPE 94 (1992), Manetti CPF 1.2.1 18 7, p. 109-110 p. 47-48)))

DCLP transcription: 60177 [xml]

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0[ -ca.?- ἐπαι-]
[νέουσ]ι̣ν ἢ τ̣[ὸ ξύνηθες]
[ὃ ἤ]δ̣η οἴδασιν [ὅτι χρη-]
[στ]ὸν καὶ τὸ ἀ[λλόκοτον]
[μᾶ]λλον ἢ τὸ [εὔδηλον. ῥη-]
5[τέον] οὖν ὁκ[όσας ἐθέλω ]
[τῶ]ν ἁμαρ[τάδων τῶν]
[ἰη]τρῶν τ̣[ὰς μὲν ἀπο-]
[δι]δάξα̣[ι, τὰς δὲ διδά-]
[ξαι π]ε[ρὶ -ca.?- ]
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  • 1.

    ξύνηθες is only transmitted by the MS V, whereas M and B transmit the regular Attic σύνηθες.

  • 2.

    Instead of ὅτι, MS B conveys ἔτι.

  • 4.

    The papyrus confirms the reading μᾶλλον which is also preserved in the MSS BMN by Littré and quoted by Galen (Hipp. Epid. III). It has been omitted by the remaining MSS and also in Gal. Hipp. Fract.

  • 5.

    ὁκ[όσας is transmitted both by the papyrus and by the MSS, whereas only one source reports the normative ὁπόσας.