|TM ID||TM 59453|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||34 (Ǧabal al-Ṭārif)||Class||Textual|
|Text content||Literary, Subliterary|
Barcelona-Montserrat “miscellaneous” codex
Miniature codex of an almost square format (11.4 cm wide and 12.3 cm high) composed of a single papyrus quire originally consisting of at least 28 sheets = 56 fol. of which the first four are lost. Partly Greek, partly Latin, it contains a rare mix of classical and Christian material with a drawing (Herakles or Perseus) and a dedication to one Dorotheus, whose name is written twice in a tabula ansata. The codex is considered as the result of the work of one copyist, adopting an informal majuscule for the Greek part and a half-uncial hand for the Latin part.
p. 5-47: Cicero, In Catilinam: 01 6-9, 13-33 (Latin)
The codex was part of the "Bodmer Library" and the Dorotheus to whom the codex was dedicated is possibly the same as the one from the Vision of Dorotheos in the codex P.Bodmer XXX-XXXVII, see Fournet 2015: 10 and Nongbri 2018: 206.
|Selection criteria||Subliterary genre (Liturgical), Christian symbols/gestures/isopsephy, Nomina sacra, Biblical quote or paraphrase|
Palaeography and dossier connexions. Possibly the same hand as the Bodmer Menander Codex (TM 61594 / LDAB 2743) according to Orsini 2015: 65.
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
The codex is part of the "Bodmer Library". Most of the codex was indeed purchased by Ramón Roca-Puig in 1955, while David M. Robinson (University of Mississippi) acquired a small fragment of the codex (inv. 129) in Cairo in 1955. Bodmer also bought inv. 134-135 and exchanged them with Barcelona in 1973. About the possible origins of the codex, see Fournet 2015 and Nongbri 2018.
Montserrat, Abadia Roca inv. 126-178 + Roca 292 + Roca 338 (previously Fundació Sant Lluc Evangelista, Barcelona) + Durham (NC), Duke University P.Duke inv. 798.