Category Archives: Antiquities Market

More of Scott Carroll’s Papyri?

Thanks to David Bradnick for uncovering this relatively recent video of Scott Carroll that was recorded February 23, 2018 (Update: Thanks to Peter Gurry for pointing out the website for the original event). In this talk, “Stones and Scriptures,” Carroll … Continue reading

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Scott Carroll’s Classical Papyri

So, I think I may be starting to alleviate some of my confusion about Scott Carroll and the Green Collection papyri. One part of all this that was unclear to me was the status of several manuscripts acquired or “discovered” … Continue reading

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A Green Collection Papyrus of Genesis in Greek

I continue to work through the “Passages” speakers series videos. During his talk in the 2011 sequence of lectures, Scott Carroll mentioned a number of literary papyri that the Green Collection had acquired. In the course of explaining the differences … Continue reading

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Ancient Manuscripts: Some Ethics Questions

In an earlier post, I mentioned some of my concern about the tendency to orient provenance discussions in relation to the year 1970, the date of the UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export … Continue reading

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The Papyrus of Aristotle’s Constitution of the Athenians: Provenance Questions

I recently wanted to quickly refresh myself on what can be known about the provenance of the famous papyrus containing nearly the entire text of Aristotle’s Constitution of the Athenians (British Library Pap. 131, LDAB 391). As usual, this turned … Continue reading

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The Green Collection 1 Samuel: A Place of Purchase

The “Passages” speakers series videos continue to yield insights into the early formation of the Green Collection, and in particular this papyrus of 1 Samuel that I have mentioned before. The usual format of these “Passages” talks involves extended introductory … Continue reading

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The Green Collection Sappho Papyrus: Some New Details

I am in the process of working my way through videos of the lectures associated with the “Passages” travelling exhibition of Green Collection. At the prompting of David Bradnick who is also engaging in this pastime, I jumped ahead to … Continue reading

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