P. Oxy. 2180 and the Text of Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus. Part I. Correct Readings

Nikolsky Boris M.

The first part of the article deals with the positive evidence of the Oxyrhynchus papyrus P. Oxy. 2180 about the text of Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus, namely, with the cases where the papyrus contains correct readings and therefore contributes to establishing the text of the tragedy. Those are either new readings that throw light on the passages previously difficult to understand or cases in which the papyrus justifies medieval textual tradition against corrections and conjectures of modern scholars.

Keywords: tragedy, Sophocles, Oedipus, papyrology, textual criticism

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