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arggem
07-31-2008, 06:40 PM
Can anybody give me the dates of PGM?

This is all I could find in BDAG: PGM = Papyri Graecae Magicae: Die griechischen Zauberpapyri, I 1928, II 1931, ed. KPreisendanz; 2d ed. AHenrichs 1973-74; III, with index, ed. KP. with EDiehl/SEitrem 1941; esp. significant are nos. 1 and 2 (=PBerlin 5025; 5026), 3 (PMimaut), 4 (Paris Magic Pap.), 5 (PLond 46), 7 (PLond 121), 12 (PLeid V), 13 (PLeid. W), 36 (POslo 1). For details s. HBetz, ed., The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation Including the Demotic Spells 1986, p. xliv.

I don't think there is a date in there.

Include a reference and/or link if possible.

Thanks!

Michael Hanel
07-31-2008, 07:24 PM
Can anybody give me the dates of PGM?

This is all I could find in BDAG: PGM = Papyri Graecae Magicae: Die griechischen Zauberpapyri, I 1928, II 1931, ed. KPreisendanz; 2d ed. AHenrichs 1973-74; III, with index, ed. KP. with EDiehl/SEitrem 1941; esp. significant are nos. 1 and 2 (=PBerlin 5025; 5026), 3 (PMimaut), 4 (Paris Magic Pap.), 5 (PLond 46), 7 (PLond 121), 12 (PLeid V), 13 (PLeid. W), 36 (POslo 1). For details s. HBetz, ed., The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation Including the Demotic Spells 1986, p. xliv.

I don't think there is a date in there.

Include a reference and/or link if possible.

Thanks!


Do you mean the date of the original texts themselves? I imagine it will differ quite a bit depending on what the specific papyrus is... See for instance the Wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_Magical_Papyri).

arggem
07-31-2008, 07:30 PM
Do you mean the date of the original texts themselves? I imagine it will differ quite a bit depending on what the specific papyrus is... See for instance the Wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_Magical_Papyri).

Yes, I meant for the original texts themselves. I'm looking for the range of the dates. I found the wikipedia entry, but wasn't sure how reliable it was. I wanted to check with my scholarly cyber-buddies!

Michael Hanel
07-31-2008, 07:35 PM
Yes, I meant for the original texts themselves. I'm looking for the range of the dates. I found the wikipedia entry, but wasn't sure how reliable it was. I wanted to check with my scholarly cyber-buddies!

Well as far as I know the range on Wikipedia would be as standard an answer as any. See for instance also here (http://www.press.uchicago.edu/presssite/metadata.epl?mode=synopsis&bookkey=46053).

arggem
07-31-2008, 07:58 PM
Thanks Michael!

Not that I don't trust wikipedia, but it's nice to get confirmation.

Thanks for your help!