P.Oxy. XLVII 3319

Addendum to 2466: Sesonchosis Romance

ed. S. West

EES: Papyrology Room, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

"P.Oxy. 2466 ... was tentatively classified as a historical work by its original editor, Dr. J. R. Rea; he subsequently succeeded in reading the name Sesonchosis in its penultimate line. Grenfell and Hunt had previously published a fragment of a prose narrative about Sesonchosis in P.Oxy. XV [1826]...

"There are in fact clear links between the legend of Seonchosis and the Alexander romance; the latter contains many references to Sesonchosis and presents Alexander himself as Sesonchosis come again, neos Sesonchosis".


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