Make and send me copies of Books 6 and 7 of Hypsicrates book entitled People Mocked in Comedy (Komodoumenoi). For Harpocration says that they are among Polions books. He also has epitomes in prose of Thersagoras works on the myths in Tragedy.
The recipient or his agent added a response (lower right):
According to Harpocration, Demetrius the bookseller has got them ... Diodorus also has some which I havent got.
Another Oxyrhynchus papyrus reveals Diodorus to have been a former civic official and member of the Museum at Alexandria. Harpocration is the author of an ancient lexicon of Attic orators which still survives. The main part of the letter was probably dictated by the sender, and is written in the hand of a secretary. The closing greeting and first postscript are penned in faster cursives, the latter more rounded.
The Oxyrhynchus Papyri vol. XVIII no. 2192
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