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What does this bit of papyrus say?

Below is a bit of P.Oxy.2076. Full image of that papyrus here. I read it as:    ϹΑΠΦΟ[              Β ΜΙΤ̣I̤ΝΥΔΥ[...
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What is the “economy principle” in papyrology exactly?

I have come across the phrase "economy principle" somewhere I cannot recall, talking about why some combinations of papyrus fragments were made. What is this principle exactly? Update As I typed it, ...
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How are P.Oxy. numbers chosen?

Some time ago, I posted on Literature about Sappho's Hector and Andromacha. To sum-up, the sources for that are P.Oxy. 1232 and P.Oxy. 2076. P.Oxy. 1232 is three scraps of papyrus, one of which has a ...
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Identifying papyri

Sometime in Jan/Feb 2018, the Bodleian library published this image showing a number of P.Oxy. 1231 fragments with some P.Oxy. 2166(a) fragments attached. Recently, I tried to identify each and every ...
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Identifying papyrus in image from my computer

Digging through my computer, I found this image, named PK8r.jpg. I assume P stands for "Papyrus" and K for "Köln", but I couldn't find it online, neither on Kölner Papyri nor as a ...
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What papyrus is this?

The image shows two papyrus fragments, and seems to suggest they should join as placed, perhaps with some space in between. In fact, it seems there is sellotape putting them together. The bigger ...