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Title: A Critical Assessment of the Anonymus Londiniensis Papyrus
Author(s): CRESPO SAUMELL, Jordi
Journal: Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists
Volume: 55 Date: 2018
An updated survey of the Anonymus Londiniensis papyrus, prime evidence in the history of science. First, the most important hypotheses advanced to understand the nature of the papyrus are presented. Far from being a random exercise or copy, the text on the recto of the papyrus opens a window onto a fascinating and little-known aspect of medicine in the first centuries CE. Second, the main hypothesis advanced to explain the text on the recto of the papyrus is subjected to closer scrutiny. This hypothesis is sharpened by drawing on two texts on the verso: a fragmentary medical recipe and a copy of a rescript of Mark Antony to the koinon of the Greeks of Asia Minor.