Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 27 (1990) 43 P.Oxy. XVII 2100 fr.15 P.Oxy. XVII 2100 fr.15, a previously unplaced fragment, can be matched with Thucydides' History 5.10. This determination has been made possible with the aid of the computer facilities of the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae.1 Hunt presents the following reading: ]VK[..]po[ ]ova[ ]. oX The letter sequences vK, po, and wvao, occur individually thousands of times within the text of the History, rendering the proper placement of the fragment virtually impossible without computer assistance. Additionally, one must first fill the lacuna in the initial line of the text in order to place fr. 15. When one delimits the search using the characters of the second line of fr. 15 (wva), only one four-letter sequence is found to fit in the lacuna: Katp. A search for both Kalp and wva in conjunction yields two passages: 5.10.5 and 8.52. 8.52 can be excluded, since this passage is already preserved in fr. 9, which includes the word Katp6v in the surviving portion of the text. Fr. 15 should therefore be placed at 5.10 of the History: [biq 6pP t6]v K[at]pb[v Kial T6 cruTpaZTUjE a T]Sv 'A[Orvaiwv KtvoujIEVov.2 The oX (dotted by Hunt) most likely match the final two letters of KtvoiLvov. Examination of the photograph of P.Oxy. XVII 2100 fr. 15 reveals that the papyrus breaks off just before the bottom of the diagonal stroke in the final letter of the third line which Hunt presents as a dotted X. University of Southern California Robert D. Luginbill 1I would like to express my thanks to the director of the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, Dr. Theodore F. Brunner, for his extensive help and support. Information about the occurrence of various combinations of letters in Thucydides was obtained through use of the LEX program developed by David Packard. 2My thanks are due to Dr. Revel Coles of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, for his help in obtaining a photograph of fr. 15.
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