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Trismegistos 63334 = LDAB 4541


Hp. Fract. 37. A severely damaged papyrus fragment (6.7 x 9.5 cm), broken off on all sides except the bottom, where the lower margin survives to a length of 3.2 cm. It preserves the ends of 16 lines from the lower part of the column of a roll, followed on the right edge by barely visible traces of the beginnings of two more lines from the next column. The intercolumniation is ca. 1.7 cm wide. On the back are traces of writing by a different hand, perhaps from a document. The medical text is written on the recto and contains a passage from Hp. Fract. 37 on the dislocation of the knee. The hand is a round informal bookhand of small size with cursive tendencies assignable to the 2nd cent. AD.

DCLP transcription: 63334 [xml]

column i
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1[ -ca.?- επὶ τῷ μεγέ]θ̣ε̣[ι]
[ἢ τὸ τοῦ βραχίονο]ς̣ κ̣α̣ὶ̣ δ̣ι̣-
[καίην φύσιν μο]ῦ̣νον ἔχο[ν]
[καὶ ταύτην περιφ]ε̣ρ̣έα∙ τὸ δ̣ὲ
5[βραχίονος ἄρθρον] μέγα τε
[καὶ βαθμίδας πλε]ί̣ονας ἔχον.
[πρὸς δὲ τούτοις τὰ] μ̣ὲ̣ν̣ τ̣ῆ̣ς̣
[κνήμης ὀστέα παραπ]λ̣ήσια μ̣ῆ̣-
[κός ἐστι καὶ σμικρό]ν̣ τ̣ι̣ ο̣ὐ̣κ̣
10[ἄξιον λόγου τὸ] ἔξω ὀσ̣τέον ὑ̣-
[περέχει οὐδενὸ]ς̣ μ̣ε̣γά̣λου κω
[ -ca.?- ]  ̣  ̣ου(*) πέφυκεν
[ὁ ἔξω τένων ὁ π]α̣ρὰ τὴν ἰγνύ-
[ην∙ τὰ δὲ τοῦ π]ή̣χεως ὀστέα
15[ἄνισά ἐστι καὶ] τὸ βραχύτερον
[παχύτερον συχ]ν̣ῷ, τὸ δὲ λεπτό-
column ii
  ̣  ̣  ̣  ̣  ̣[ -ca.?- ]
  ̣  ̣  ̣ωθ  ̣[ -ca.?- ](*)


^ i.11-12. or κώ|[λυμα ἐόν ἀπ’ ἐκεί]ν̣ου (or [ἀφ’ ὁκ]ο̣ί̣ου or [ἀφ’ ὁπ]ο̣ί̣ου)(*)
^ ii.1-2. or [ -ca.?- προσ]|β̣ά̣λ̣λ̣ο̣[ντα ὠθέειν τῇ δ’ ἑτέρῃ]|ἀ̣ν̣τ̣ωθέ̣[ειν -ca.?- ]

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  • col.i.4-5.

    The space is too short to accommodate the transmitted text: τὸ δὲ τοῦ βραχίονος ἄρθρον μέγα κτλ. codd., edd.; τοῦ om. Marc. Gr. 269 ( M apud Littré). In the papyrus τοῦ could have been omitted at the beginning of l. 5.

  • 12.

    The papyrus must have something different from the text as transmitted, which is οὐδενὸς μεγάλου κώλυμα ἐόν, ἀφ’ οὗ κτλ. (codd.; μεγάλου κώλυματος, ἀφ’ οὗ κτλ. Gal. 18B, 619.5-6 K). Either with οὐδενὸς μεγάλου κώλυμα ἐόν or with οὐδενὸς μεγάλου κώλυματος the papyrus’ text is was different, and evidently longer by two or three letters. For the reading/restoration [ἀφ’ ὁκ]ο̣ί̣ου or [ἀφ’ ὁπ]ο̣ί̣ου see Gal. In Hipp. Fract. Comm. I 1.3 (18B, 355.5-7 K).

  • 14.

    The papyrus exhibits the koine Greek πήχεως instead of the Ionic form πήχεος.

  • col.ii.1-2.

    Vestiges of a couple of lines, opposite col. I, ll. 13-14. Insofar the remaining traces are decipherable at all, they accommodate the transmitted text as suggested in the apparatus.