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The egyptian and greek corpus

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The works selected for analysis constitute a representative sample of demotic and Greek wisdom writing that is mainly composed of freestanding, single proverbs. Another criterion by which these collections have been selected is the condition of the medium on which they are inscribed. The text P Louvre 2414 recto consists of three columns. It originates from Memphis, dates to the mid-2nd century BC, and consists of thirty-three lines. P Louvre 2377 verso fragment of proverb collection is a palimpsest and comes from Memphis. P BM10508 recto is a long papyrus which comes from Akhmim, and contains one of the two major demotic proverb collections, namely The Instruction of Ankhsheshonqy. Menandri Monostichoi is a long collection of single proverbs that is found in a number of Byzantine manuscripts written in Greek. The Sentences of Clitarchus are four manuscripts, brought together and edited by H. Chadwick, comprising a long proverb collection.

Keywords: Egyptian corpus; Greek corpus; Menandri Monostichoi; P BM10508 recto; P Louvre 2377 verso; P Louvre 2414 recto; Sentences of Clitarchus



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