Some thoughts on the Eusyene fragment (P.Oxy. LXXXIII 5356)


The new narrative fragment entitled Eusyene (P.Oxy. LXXXIII 5356) features a named heroine and contains indications of a novelistic plot, but it is too brief and broken to allow more than a faint glimpse into the work to which it belongs. The present paper proposes a number of textual improvements and contributes to the contextualisation of the Eusyene within the large body of Greek fictitious narrative literature by suggesting a parallel text that may hold clues to the broader plot of the new piece and provoke thought about its genre.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i99788883051760p608

Keywords: Novel; Parthenios; Oxyrhynchus Papyri

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