Euripides, Orestes, 338-44: Musical Fragment

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James Lloyd
by World Digital Library
published on 24 May 2015

This papyrus was written around 200 BCE in Hermopolis, Egypt, and contains seven fragmentary lines (338–344) from the first chorus of Euripides, Orestes. The fragment contains vocal and instrumental symbols written above the lines of the lyrics. The papyrus, which was recovered from mummy cartonnage at the end of the 19th century CE, belongs to the Papyrus Collection of the Austrian National Library, which was assembled in the 19th century by Archduke Rainer.

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