Papyrology mystery

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Papyrology mystery

Post by jeidsath » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:23 pm

I recently received a copy of Eric G. Turner's lectures "The Papyrologist at Work" from a bookseller in Amsterdam. I found these notes on the back of the book, which normally I would let pass, but that I would post about due to the subject matter of the book it is attached to.

I can't make out much, but it seems to be a Netherlander's record of an Italian vacation? Presumably in February 1981 or 1987 (February 1976 matches on days of the week, but the leap year rules it out.)

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Re: Papyrology mystery

Post by Constantinus Philo » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:35 am

So what? I don't get anything
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Re: Papyrology mystery

Post by jeidsath » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:15 am

Do you mean that you don't see the posted image, or that you don't understand the point?
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Re: Papyrology mystery

Post by Bart » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:14 am

I think you hit the jackpot, Joel! This seems to be a priceless artifact recording the travels of a Batavian clansman to the south in the latter part of the 20th century. Apperently he swam a lot (typical Batavian behaviour), played next to a waterfall (this is open to interpretation) and visited some kind of holy shrine (the 'Dom') in a place called Firenze (Etruscan?). Oh, and he called his mother once.
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Re: Papyrology mystery

Post by jeidsath » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:02 am

But we haven't touched on the deepest mystery -- all of the swimming is underlined in different ink, but the same hand. Presumably this was a collation step on its way to another swimming-centric document, one which remains yet to be discovered.
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Re: Papyrology mystery

Post by Constantinus Philo » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:29 pm

I don't get the point of all this sorry
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Re: Papyrology mystery

Post by Cathexis » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:03 pm

Those know don't say, those who say don't know.
Just sayin.
The paper (possible palimpsest??) is swimming with clues.
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