Oxyrhynchus: A City and its Texts, Virtual Exhibition: Daily Life
Magical spells: late first century AD
The practice of magic, generally erotic or aggressive in purpose, must have been a major preoccupation for many people. This extensive text it continues on the back contains an extraordinary and complex blend of Greek and Egyptian religious and mythological elements.
The Oxyrhynchus Papyri vol.LXV no.4468