Text of the Posidippus Epigrams

New Poems Attributed to Posidippus: An Electronic Text-in progress

Revised and periodically updated by Benjamin Acosta-Hughes (University of Michigan), Elizabeth Kosmetatou (Tulane University),  Martine Cuypers (Trinity College, Dublin), and Francesca Angiò.
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Editio Princeps and Minor

The editio princeps of this papyrus was first published in 2001 as Posidippo di Pella: Epigrammi (P. Mil. Vogl. VIII 309), Papiri dell' Univeristà degli Studi di Milano - VIII, by LED - Edizioni Universitarie di Lettere Economia Diritto for the University of Milan. Edited by Guido Bastianini and Claudio Gallazzi, with the collaboration of Colin Austin, this edition comprises two volumes. The first contains a diplomatic transcription, edited text and an important scholarly commentary. The second volume offers a scanned color reproduction of the original papyrus, 16 infrared photos of the papyrus enlarged by 40%, and two CD's with images of the papyrus, one of each column in black and white and one of the entire papyrus in color.

The editio minor was published in 2002 by C. Austin and G. Bastianini under the title Posidippi Pellaei Quae Supersunt Omnia (Edizioni LED). It contains all of Posidippus' extant verse, including new readings of the text, and facing Italian and English translations.

For all further readings and conjectures scholars should consult the augmenting Bibliography on Posidippus, especially on the Milan papyrus.

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