Gaius: the Manuscripts of the "Institutes"

The legal handbook of Gaius was lost until discovered in a palimpsest by B.G.Niebuhr in 1816.

Siglum

Location

Shelfmark & Notes

Date /
Century

 V

Verona, Chapter Library  XV (13).  Also listed in CLA IV.488.  Parchment. Written in an uncial hand.  All except about a twelfth of the text has been read.

O

London, Egypt Exploration Society P.Oxy. 2103 (=CLA Suppl. 1716).  This is a papyrus from Oxyrhynchus, written in a cursive hand containing a fragment of the text.

2-3

F

Florence, Mediceo-Laurenziana P.S.I. 1182 (=CLA III.292).  Another papyrus fragment from Egypt, written in uncial.

5-6

Bibliography

L.D.Reynolds, Texts and Transmissions.  Oxford: Clarendon (1983) p.174.  Checked.

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