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The Oxyrhynchus Papyri – Women’s Names from Early Christian Letters

To Sophias, my beloved sister; Didyme and the sisters (bid you) rejoice in the Lord… Greet beautiful Bikeutia, (and ask) if she has received the head-band and two cakes from Aionios. And greet everyone – Italia, Theodora. Farewell in the Lord. Quotation from an Oxyrhynchus papyrus The Oxyrhynchus Papyri are a group of manuscripts discovered… Continue reading The Oxyrhynchus Papyri – Women’s Names from Early Christian Letters

Honora

I write, “Honora”, on the sparkling sand!-The envious waves forbid the trace to stay:Honora’s name again adorns the strand!Again the waters bear their prize away! Anna Seward “Onora, Onora,”–her mother is calling, She sits at the lattice and hears the dew falling Drop after drop from the sycamores laden With dew as with blossom, and… Continue reading Honora