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Name: Dioskoros
Variants: Flavius Dioskoros and Sophia
Place: U10a - Aphrodito (Kom Ishgau)
Century: AD06
Begin: AD 400
End: AD 799
Language/script: bilingual: Greek, Coptic and 8 bilingual Greek-Latin
Material: papyrus
Texts: 569
↳ certain: 555
↳ uncertain: 14
↳ erroneous:
Type: private archive (including contracts and poems written by the notary Dioskoros and his personal library)
Protagonist: Flavius Dioskoros son of Apollos was a landlord and notary in Aphrodito, but also a poet, and owner of a library, which included i.a. a codex of Menander (TM 61596 = LDAB 2745). Perhaps the papyri dealing with Phoibammon son of Triadelphos should be considered a separate archive (cf. Fournet, Pap. Congr. XXII (Firenze 1998), 2001, p. 475 n. 2).
Description: 680 texts: 63 (para)literary [62 Greek, 1 Greek-Coptic] and 617 documents [577 Greek, 40 Coptic]; contracts, petitions, letters, accounts, receipts, poems. For literary papyri in the archive, <a href=””>click here</a>.
Studies: Maltz, Studi Calderini e Paribeni, 1957, p. 345-356, with a full list of texts (no. 30, which is indicated as P. Erl. 55, should be P. Erl. 41 (with inv. no. 55)); MacCoull, CdE 56 (1981), p. 185-193, on the Coptic papyri; Verbeeck in Pestman, Familiearchieven uit het land van Pharao, 1989, p. 46-69; Daris, Due note a papiri Palau-Ribes, Emerita 64 (1996), p. 289; Fournet, Hellénisme dans l'Égypte du VIe siècle (MIFAO 115), 1999; Fournet, Les archives de Dioscore d’Aphrodité cent ans après leur découverte, Paris 2008 (with a list p. 307-343); Wispzycka, Moines et communautés monastiques, JJP Suppl. 11 (2009), p. 87-88. For publication of the inedited Coptic papyri, cf. Fournet, Pap. Congr. XXII (Firenze 1998), 2001, p. 483 - 484. Online presentation on Dioskoros and Kom Ishqaw by Kuehn:
Lists: Montevecchi, La papirologia, 1988, p. 260 no. 86-87; Seidl, Rechtsgeschichte Ägyptens als römischer Provinz, 1973, p. 66 no. 1.25
Work: Most Coptic texts are still unpublished. For new Greek and Coptic papyri, see Fournet, Les archives de Dioscore d’Aphrodité cent ans après leur découverte, 2008.
Collections: Alexandria, Graeco-Roman Museum
Ann Arbor, Michigan University, Library
Assiut, Private collection Beaugé
Baltimore, Walters Art Museum
Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum
Cairo, Coptic Museum
Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Cologne, Papyrussammlung
Erlangen, Universität
Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
Florence, Istituto Papirologico 'G. Vitelli'
Geneva, Bibliothèque
Ghent, University
Hamburg, Bibliothek
London, British Library
Princeton, University Library
Rome, Vatican, Biblioteca del Vaticano
St Petersburg, Hermitage Museum
St Petersburg, Paleographical Museum of the Science Academy
Strasbourg, Bibliothèque Nationale
Tbilisi, Kekelidze Institut