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Trismegistos 64325 = LDAB 5546



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Introduction

Palmomantic treatise. The fragment (5.5 x 9.9 cm) preserves on the verso 16 lines, the top margin of the text, the left margin at ll. 8-16, and perhaps the right margin at ll. 1-4 (recto is blank). The scribe employed four different methods to signal separation (double spacing between the lines; paragraphoi; enlarged initial letters; ekthesis), providing a neatly organized layout which is divided into five paragraphs. The papyrus contains a palmomantic text closely related to the first sections of the treatise Περὶ παλμῶν (as attested by versio A; see Costanza 2009, pp. 127-147) and interprets five different convulsive motions in the head (ll. 1-2; 4-6; 7-12; 15-16) and in the brain (ll. 13-14). The script is a semi-skilled and semi-cursive hand, slanting to the right. It can be dated to the 3rd-4th cent. AD.

[Κεφαλὴ ἐὰ]ν ἅλληται,(*) κακὸν ση[μαίνει.]
[{E}ἱλ(άσκου) Δία.](*)
——
[Ἄλλως· ἤ] τις αὐτοῦ ἀποθανε̣ῖ̣ται [οἰκεῖος](*)
5[ἢ δὲ λυπ]η̣θήσεται μέγα̣ν̣ π̣[όνον](*)
[καὶ ἀη]δία<ν> καὶ {καὶ} ἀ[σ]θ[έ]ν̣ε̣[ιαν.](*)
——
[Ἐὰν κεφαλ]ὴ̣ μ̣υρμει[κί]ζ̣[ηται ἢ αἱ](*)
τρίχες ὀρθαὶ ἱστῶ̣[νται, ἁπὸ](*)
καιροῦ φρίζωσι, [πλείονα](*)
10χρόν(ον) ἐπιβουλὴν [σημαίνει ἢ](*)
ἀπὸ φίλου ἢ συν[γενοῦς ζημίαν,](*)
{E}ἱλάσκου Μοῖρα[ν.](*)
——
((ekthesis)) Ἐὰν ἐνκέφαλος ἅλ[ληται, χρόνιον νό-]
σον σημαίνει [τῷ ὑγιαίνοντι.](*)
——
15 ((ekthesis)) Ἐὰν ἐν κεφαλῇ λα[ιὸν μέρος ἅλληται, βλάβ-]
η̣[ν δηλοῖ.](*)
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Apparatus


^ 1. [Ἐὰν κεφαλ]ὴ ἅλληται· (Pintaudi-Costanza 2001) : [- ca.5 -]ἄ̣χθ̣ο̣ν̣ται· (Prince 1996)
^ 2. [- ca.5 -] vac. ? (Prince 1996)
^ 4. [Ἄλλως -ca.?- ] κτλ. (Pintaudi-Costanza 2001) : [- ca.8 -] τις αὐτοῦ ἀποθανε̣ῖ̣ται [ -ca.?- ] (Prince 1996)
^ 5. [- ca.5 -λ]υ̣θήσεται μέγ̣α̣ν̣ τ̣[ -ca.?- ] (Prince 1996)
^ 6. [- ca.3 -καρ]δ̣ιακα κ̣α ὅθε̣ν ἄ̣[ν] (Prince 1996)
^ 7. [- ca.7 -]ι̣ μ̣αρμα̣[ρυγ]α̣[ -ca.?- ] (Prince 1996)
^ 8. τρίχες [ -ca.?- ] ὀρθαί στ[ᾶσαι] (Prince 1996)
^ 9. καιροῦ φρίζωσι. vac. [ -ca.?- ] (Prince 1996)
^ 10. χρόν ἐπ βουλὴν [ -ca.?- ] (Prince 1996)
^ 11. συν[ήθους] (Prince 1996)
^ 12. ἱλάσκου μοῖρα[ -ca.?- ] (Prince 1996)
^ 13-14. Ἐὰν ἐγκέφαλος ἀλ̣[γ -ca.?- νό]|σον σημαίνει [ -ca.?- ] (Prince 1996)
^ 15-16. λα[ -ca.?- ]|[ -ca.?- ]κ̣[ -ca.?- ] (Prince 1996)

Notes

  • 2.

    For the supplement [{E}ἱλάσκου Δία] see below l. 12.

  • 4.

    At the beginning of the line the small dimensions of the vacuum rules out the possibility that the lacuna can be filled with the traditional palmomantic protasis ἐὰν κεφαλὴ ἅλληται.

  • 6-7.

    Probably, a paragraphos fell in the lacuna; a single παλμός spanning l.4 to l.12 would be disproportionately long.

  • 7-12.

    Cf. Περὶ παλμῶν, versio A, paragraph 2.

  • 13-14.

    Cf. Περὶ παλμῶν, versio A, paragraph 8.

  • 15-16.

    Cf. Περὶ παλμῶν, versio A, paragraph 7.

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