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Timotheus of Miletus, ‘The Persians’ (Greek)

Artist unknown4th century BCE

Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Fragment of a copy of Timotheos, Persians:
This copy of Timotheos' Persians is one of the oldest Greek papyri that we know of. In this play Timotheos celebrates the Greek victory over the Persians near Salamis in 480 BC from the perspective of the Persians. At the end the author introduces himself and his achievements.

Details

  • Title: Timotheus of Miletus, ‘The Persians’ (Greek)
  • Creator: Artist unknown
  • Date Created: 4th century BCE
  • Provenance: Excavation of Ludwig Borchardt near Abusir 1902
  • Type: Manuscript
  • Medium: Papyrus
  • Inv. no.: P 9875
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-015418
  • External Link: Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Copyright: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Jürgen Liepe || Text © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Verena Lepper
  • Collection: Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung | Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz

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