Historical and textual notes on magical texts in the papyrus collection of the University of Oslo Library

Todd Hickey, Anastasia Maravela, Michael Zellmann-Rohrer

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Abstract

This article, which concerns the history and texts of some of the magical papyri in the collection of the University of Oslo Library, has two parts. The first part (Hickey and Maravela) sheds light on the acquisition of the celebrated Oslo magical roll, P.Oslo I 1, by drawing on Samson Eitrem's account of the purchase in the Norwegian daily Aftenposten and the correspondence of Francis W. Kelsey, who had sought to buy the papyrus for the University of Michigan. The second part (Zellmann-Rohrer) offers critical remarks on the formats and texts of the magical papyri P.Oslo I 1, 4–5 and II 15.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-182
Number of pages27
JournalSymbolae Osloenses
Volume89
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • magical papyri
  • papyrus collection of the University of Oslo Library
  • Samson Eitrem
  • Francis W. Kelsey

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