Departmental Papers (Classical Studies)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

January 1989


It has been nearly twenty years since the publication of P.Oxy. 2737, and the interpretation of lines 44-51 in particular still remains in dispute. These lines are especially vexing because they touch upon a wide range of issues, among them the early career of Plato Comicus and aspects of dramatic competition in fifth-century Athens. Four articles concerned with these lines have appeared in this journal alone over the past decade, and by now the central problems are familiar.1


Postprint version. Published in Zeitschrift fur Papyrologie und Epigraphik, Volume 76, 1989, pages 223-228. The author has asserted his right to include this material in ScholarlyCommons@Penn.



Date Posted: 25 September 2006