What is this word?

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Alan Bunning
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Re: What is this word?

Post by Alan Bunning » November 18th, 2016, 9:32 am

Shirley Rollinson wrote:I contacted the Cambridge Library, re. ostracon LDAB 5902
They sent me a couple of photos, which are too large to upload to B-Greek, so I've uploaded them to my website - they are at
http://www.drshirley.org/pics/greek/DSC_0712.jpg
and
http://www.drshirley.org/pics/greek/DSC_0713.jpg
as one can see, the ostracon has been broken, and parts of the inscription are missing.
Dr. Freeman would appreciate it if you could send him information about the inscription.
Perhaps someone else is able to decipher it, but I could not make heads or tails of it, nor could I find anything that matched Tait's transcription. Tait's transcription shows there are 13 lines, so I am thinking it is merely a piece of what they once had, or perhaps not the right artifact.

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Re: What is this word?

Post by Shirley Rollinson » November 18th, 2016, 8:51 pm

Alan Bunning wrote:
Shirley Rollinson wrote:I contacted the Cambridge Library, re. ostracon LDAB 5902
They sent me a couple of photos, which are too large to upload to B-Greek, so I've uploaded them to my website - they are at
http://www.drshirley.org/pics/greek/DSC_0712.jpg
and
http://www.drshirley.org/pics/greek/DSC_0713.jpg
as one can see, the ostracon has been broken, and parts of the inscription are missing.
Dr. Freeman would appreciate it if you could send him information about the inscription.
Perhaps someone else is able to decipher it, but I could not make heads or tails of it, nor could I find anything that matched Tait's transcription. Tait's transcription shows there are 13 lines, so I am thinking it is merely a piece of what they once had, or perhaps not the right artifact.
I doubt if it has been broken into smaller pieces since the transcription - my first though on seeing it was that it wasn't even Greek :-) I rather think there must have been a typo in the information - maybe the ostracon Tait transcribed is not O.118 but O.something else.
A further complication is that the photo may not be "right-side-up" for reading - it may be upside-down.

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Re: What is this word?

Post by Alan Bunning » November 19th, 2016, 9:30 am

Shirley Rollinson wrote:
Alan Bunning wrote:
Shirley Rollinson wrote:I contacted the Cambridge Library, re. ostracon LDAB 5902
They sent me a couple of photos, which are too large to upload to B-Greek, so I've uploaded them to my website - they are at
http://www.drshirley.org/pics/greek/DSC_0712.jpg
and
http://www.drshirley.org/pics/greek/DSC_0713.jpg
as one can see, the ostracon has been broken, and parts of the inscription are missing.
Dr. Freeman would appreciate it if you could send him information about the inscription.
Perhaps someone else is able to decipher it, but I could not make heads or tails of it, nor could I find anything that matched Tait's transcription. Tait's transcription shows there are 13 lines, so I am thinking it is merely a piece of what they once had, or perhaps not the right artifact.
I doubt if it has been broken into smaller pieces since the transcription - my first though on seeing it was that it wasn't even Greek :-) I rather think there must have been a typo in the information - maybe the ostracon Tait transcribed is not O.118 but O.something else.
A further complication is that the photo may not be "right-side-up" for reading - it may be upside-down.
If I remember right, Tait's publication had several O. 118's depending on which collection it was in.

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