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19 P. Köln Gr. 1 = Trismegistos 60186 = LDAB 1303


Hp. Aph. 2.14-24. A damaged papyrus fragment (3.8 x 15.9 cm), broken off on all sides except for the bottom, where the lower margin survives to a length of 2.2 cm. It preserves remains of 29 lines on the recto. The only lecture sign is an apostrophe at l. 7; in l. 19 a deletion is indicated by points placed over the letters. In ll. 24, 26 and 28 spaces are left to indicate the end of an aphorism or a sense break within it (the spaces must, therefore, be taken into account in the supplementary parts: ll. 4, 9, 11, 13, 16, 20). The papyrus contains an independent recension of Hp. Aph. 2.14-24, not referable to any specific branch of the manuscript tradition (see especially ll. 10-11, 16 and 22). The fragment is written in an “informal” severe style of medium size, slightly slanting, assignable to the 3nd cent. AD.

DCLP transcription: 60186 [xml]

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1[ -ca.?- ἐν] τῇσι τ[ῆς κοιλίης]
[ῥύσεσιν αἱ μετα]βολαί τῶ[ν διαχωρη-]
[μάτων ὠφελέου]σׅιν ἢν μ[ὴ ἐς πονηρὰ]
[μεταβάλλῃ. ὅκ]ου φάρυξ [νοσεῖ ἢ φύ-]
5[ματα ἐν τῷ σώμα]αׅτι ἐκφύ[εται, σκέπ-]
[τεσθαι τὰς ἐκκρ]ίσιας∙ ἢν [γὰρ χολώδεις]
[ἔωσιν, τὸ σῶμα συννο]σεῖ∙ ἢν δ’[ο]ἷα[ι τοῖ-]
[σιν ὑγιαίνουσι]ν(*) ἀσφαλὲς τὸ [σῶμα]
[τρέφειν. ὅκου λ]ιׅμὸς οὐ χρῆν π[ονεῖν.]
10[ὅκου τροφὴ παρὰ] φύσιν αὕτη ν[οῦσον]
[ποιεῖ. τῶν τρεφό]ντων αθρωω[ς](*) [καὶ]
[ταχέως, ταχεῖα] καὶ ἡ διαχώρη[σις]
[γίνεται. τῶν ὀξ]έׅων νοσευμά[των]
[οὐ πάμπαν ἀσφα]λεῖς αἱ προσα[γορεύ-]
15[σιες, οὔτε τῶν θανά]των, οὔτε [τῆ]ς [ὑγι-]
[είης. -ca.?- ] ὁκόσοις[ι νέοισιν]
[ἐοῦσιν αἱ κοιλίαι ὑ]γραί εἰσιν, τ[ούτοι-]
[σιν ἀπογηράσκου]σׅιν ξηραίν[ονται∙ ὁ-]
[κόσοισι δὲ] ⟦υׅσׅιׅ⟧νέοισι[ν ἐοῦσιν ξη-]
20[ραί εἰσι, τούτοισι]ν ἀπογη[ράσκουσιν]
[ὑγραίνονται. λι]μὸν θώρη[ξις λύει.]
[ -ca.?- ]κεκρημέν[ -ca.?- ](*)
[ vac. ? ἀπὸ πλησμονῆς] ὁκόσα νοσεύ[μα-]
[τα γίνεται, κένωσ]ις ἰ<σει>ῆται, vac. ca. 1 [καὶ ὁ-]
25[κόσα ἀπὸ κενώσιος, ] πλησμονὴ [καὶ]
[τῶν ἄλλων ἡ ὑπεναν]τίωσις. vac. ca. 2 τά ὀׅ[ξέα]
[τῶν νοσημάτω]ν κρ<ε>ίνεται [ἐν τεσ-]
[σαρεσκαίδεκα ἡμ]έρῃσι. vac. ca. 3 τῶ[ν ἑπ-]
τὰ ἡ τετάρτη ἐ[πίδηλος∙]


^ 7-8. [ο]ἷα[ι αἱ]|[τῶν ὑγιαινόντω]ν̣ Feyerabend, ZPE 10 (1973), 25
^ 11. l. ἀθρόω[ς]
^ 22. or [οἶνος μὴ] κεκρημέν[ος], [οἶνος] κεκρημέν[ος] Feyerabend, ZPE 10 (1973), 25

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  • 4.

    [νοσεῖ], not νοσέει (codd. [ap. Littré]): see [συννο]σεῖ (l. 7).

  • 6.

    [χολώδεις], not χολώδεες (codd.): see [ἀσφα]λεῖς (l. 14).

  • 7-8.

    Feyerabend’s supplement ([ο]ἷα[ι αἱ τῶν ὑγιαινόντω]ν̣) is not very convincing because it is only supported by recentiores (Feyerabend 1973, 26), while [ο]ἷα[ι τοῖσιν ὑγιαίνουσι]ν seems far more well-grounded, see Lamberti-Manetti 2008, 87-88.

  • 10-11.

    The space in the papyrus is much too short to accommodate the version commonly attested in the manuscript tradition: ὅκου ἂν τροφὴ πλείων (πλείω M [ap. Littré]) ἢ (adds V) παρὰ φύσιν (παρὰ φύσιν πλείων C') ἐσέλθῃ, τοῦτο νοῦσον ποιέει (νοσοποιέει MV), δηλοῖ δὲ ἡ ἴησις codd. Neither does the brevity of Aph. 17 as transmitted in the papyrus detract from its meaning, nor is the absence of πλείων a disadvantage (see Feyerabend 1973, 26).

  • 13.

    For reasons of space, [γίνεται] (pap.) and not γίνονται (cett.).

  • 16.

    Here remains the apparent necessity of assuming that something missing from the actual manuscripts has fallen into a lacuna after ὑγιείης. Contra Feyerabend 1973, 22-23: "Reckoning a space roughly equivalent to two letters after υγιειης to mark the end of an aphorism, we are still about 5-6 letters short. We can, however, note (in l. 24, 26, and 28) that as the scribe came to the end of an aphorism, he felt less need to restrict his penchant for giving a sense of spaciousness. Furthermore, while the space left after Aph. 23 is over twice as wide as left after 22, there is no need to assume that there were none wider".

  • 19-20.

    For reasons of space, [ξηραί εἰσι] (Va Gal[MP]) more probable than ξηραὶ γίγνονται (M) or ξηραίνονται (C'Gal[P]).

  • 22.

    After λύει, pap. contains a further sentence not transmitted by codd. According to Feyerabend 1973, 27-28, it is natural here to think of an expression like [οἶνος] κεκρημέν[ος] and to assume a connection with θώρη[ξις] ('drinking to intoxication'; Aph. 21), see e.g. Gal. In Hip. Aph., ad.loc. and ad Aph. 7.48. Nevertheless, the mention of the unmixed wine ([οἶνος μὴ] κεκρημέν[ος]) would seem more appropriate, see Dietz, Scholia, 2.137 and 2.537.