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Dioskoros

TM Arch id: 72

Quick facts
bilingual: Greek, Coptic and 8 bilingual Greek-Latin
private archive (including contracts and poems written by the notary Dioskoros and his personal library)
Found in: U10a - Aphrodito (Kom Ishgau)
AD05 AD06
Also called archive of Flavius Dioskoros and Sophia

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). (Go to TM People)

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, see the LDAB.

Publication: P. Cairo Masp. 1-3; P. Lond. 5; P. Michael. Gr. 43-50; P. Mich. 13; P. Vatic. Aphrod.; PSI 4 283-284; P. Flor.; P. Strasb. Gr.

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. 139-162; 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: http://www.byzantineegypt.com/; Broux in A Blackwell companion to Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt, 2019, p. 401-403.

Lists: Montevecchi, La papirologia, 1988, p. 260 no. 86-87; Seidl, Rechtsgeschichte Ägyptens als römischer Provinz, 1973, p. 66 no. 1.25

Works: Most Coptic texts are still unpublished.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.

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Stable URI (with TM Arch ID): www.trismegistos.org/archive/72
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577 texts (of which 562 certain, 14 uncertain, 1 erroneous)

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TM number Publication Status Material Language Date
TM 58376 Kamal, Stèles ptolémaïques (CGC) p. 142 no. 22153 uncertain stone Hieroglyphic BC 299 - 200
TM 61011 P. Aphrod. Lit. p. 87-173 no. II uncertain papyrus Greek AD 375 - 425
TM 61596 Lefebvre, Papyrus de Ménandre p. iii-xxvi & 1-46 certain papyrus Greek AD 400 - 499
TM 61072 P. Aphrod. Lit. p. 9-85 no. I + P. Cairo Masp. 2 67173 certain papyrus Greek AD 475 - 525
TM 19028 P. Cairo Masp. 1 67098 certain papyrus Greek AD 490 - 565