Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 228

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 228 (P. Oxy. 228 or P. Oxy. II 228) is a fragment of the Laches, a dialogue of Plato, written in Greek. It was discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a roll. It is dated to the second century. It is housed in the Bodleian Library (Ms. Gr. Class. a 8) in Oxford.[1]


The document was written by an unknown copyist. It contains the text of the Laches (197a - 198a) of Plato. The measurements of the fragment are 255 by 150 mm. The text is written in an upright square uncial hand of medium size. It has a remarkable number of variant textual readings. The occasional corrections were apparently made by the original scribe.[2]

It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1899.[2]

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  1. ^ P. Oxy. 228 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 123–126.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainB. P. Grenfell; A. S. Hunt (1899). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund.