Re: [textualcriticism] Re: Problems with Phi 043
- Well, the Chinese bound this MS, so maybe that explains things?
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Sent: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 11:22:27 +0200
From: "Wieland Willker" <wie@...>
Subject: RE: [textualcriticism] Re: Problems with Phi 043
>I now understand your model. That's in fact possible!
> Robert Relyea wrote:
> After a page or two, you would quickly learn to look to the right
> first then come back and finish on the left before turning the page.
But that would be a very strange book, wouldn't it?
Tony Pope wrote:
> Batiffol's 1886 edition of Phi/043 is available on-line and can behttp://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k96302s.image.r=Batiffol.langEN.f2.pagi
> downloaded as .pdf at
Thank you very much for this link!
That's very helpful!
In the introduction I cannot find anything that points to reading from
right to the left. Also from the notation of the folio numbers in his
take it that Batiffol did not see anything problematic in this codex. The
text smoothly goes on from one folio to the next.
The only other explanation I can come up with:
As Daniel Buck has already pointed out, every folio consists of two
At some point in the history of the codex, after Batiffol, someone or
something took them apart, perhaps water damage, and the sheets have then
been put together in the wrong way. But is this reasonable?
I still think that I have overlooked something.
Wieland Willker, Bremen, Germany
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