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Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete

Ed. by Fournet, Jean-Luc / Kramer, Bärbel / Maehler, Herwig / McGing, Brian / Poethke, Günter / Reiter, Fabian / Richter, Tonio Sebastian

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Volume 63, Issue 2


Judgement on camels- or fiction?

Angeliki Syrkou
Published Online: 2017-12-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/apf-2017-0025


The evidence strongly suggests that the text presented here is a report of court proceedings about camels. However, two peculiarities might point in a different direction: ( 1 ) the personal name Adikran which is mentioned only in Herodotus 4.159 as a king of the Libyans; (2) the phrase ταυ δέ μετρίου φροντίζων, which recalls a rhetorical context. Could this be a description of a court scene in a novel?

Keywords: court proceedings; camels; literary fiction; Herodotus

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Published Online: 2017-12-07

Published in Print: 2017-12-20

Citation Information: Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete, Volume 63, Issue 2, Pages 265–272, ISSN (Online) 1867-1551, ISSN (Print) 0066-6459, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/apf-2017-0025.

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