The verses concern Achilles meeting with the ghost of Patroclus. Achilles tries to set out; each time the ghost turns him back, uttering a prophecy of Achilles own death. If the figure goes with the lines that follow, it ought to be Achilles. He leans forward, right arm extended, wearing a bowler-shaped hat or helmet; cross-hatching on the legs indicates boots or greaves. A red patch on the shoulders stands for a fluttering cloak. The left hand wields a spear and small red shield.
The Oxyrhynchus Papyri vol. XLII no. 3001
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