Sydney, Macquarie University
|Name:||Sydney, Macquarie University|
Museum of Ancient Culture
New South Wales 2109
Karl Van Dyke
- without prefix, number 39.02
- without prefix, numbers from 100 till 586
|Inventarisation:||The information below is mainly derived from a preliminary publication by S.R.Pickering and D.C.Barker, A Handbook to the MacQuarie Papyri, Sydney 1998 (53 pages, description of 40 individual papyri, with numerous small photographs).|
The Ph.D. dissertation of R. Cook contains the edition of approximately 30 Ptolemaic papyri from the collection; publication is imminent; cf. R. Cook, Proceedings of the 20th Intern. Congress of Papyrologists, Kopenhagen 1992, pp.223-228
The Aspidas archive is being studied by D.C. Barker.
|Highlights:||Highlists of the collection are: fragments of the New Testament book of Acts (LDAB 2851), Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, and the Egyptian Book of the Dead; an archive of Ptolemaic shipping documents; an archive of Ptolemaic land surveys; a complete Coptic magical codex; a large portion of the fourth-century AD archive of Aspidas; a bilingual prayer in Greek and Old Nubian; three Oxyrhynchus papyri (already long published as P.Oxy. X 1300, XII 1494, and XII 1592).|
The MacQuarie papyrus collection contains about 640 fragments, mostly non-literary texts in Greek. Most papyri come from cartonnage and are of Ptolemaic date. There are also some texts on parchment and some on wooden tablets and a few texts in Latin, Hieroglyphic, Hieratic and Demotic, Coptic and Hebrew.
The Macquarie collection also incorporates three papyri the former A. Swasey collection.