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What is the "economy principle" in papyrology exactly?

Here’s my original suggestion - once again, this is my guess, and it can be wrong. Economy might stand here for the most efficient use of space/materials/other resources at the disposal of the scribe ...
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What does this bit of papyrus say?

Lobel-Page (p. 37) give .[.......] γὰρ ἐφίλει δυ[, saying, "Sub coloph. 2076 schol. vestigia...quod quorsum spectet obscurum est." I'm not trained in papyrology (I much prefer inscriptions—far easier ...
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Identifying papyrus in image from my computer

You can find it here. Tricky, tricky, you have to add the zeroes in front of it to pull it up.
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What is the "economy principle" in papyrology exactly?

I wonder if this "principle of economy" concerns the text rather than the physical papyrus itself. That is to say, it is perhaps a principle of textual criticism rather than papyrology. I say this ...
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What papyrus is this?

This is actually LP 66(c), from a papyrus published directly in Lobel's Σαπφοῦς μελῶν. From LP's text and notes, we get his transcription as follows: ]MNĀ[ ] . ΚΑΤ̣€Γ[ ]Ḳ€Κ[ Where some options ...
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What is the "economy principle" in papyrology exactly?

Economy in this context could be the well-known, general principle of economy from linguistics (Passy, Martinet, Tauli etc.) - a possibility which I initially discarded as the most obvious. E.g. ...
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What is the "economy principle" in papyrology exactly?

I have to admit, I don't know. I've done some research and I am not entirely sure. So, I offer two explanations - in two different answers. The principle of (formulaic) economy As Russo reminds us, ...
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