Opificio 13th November 2018

After a brief summary of the scholarly interpretations of BGU II 611, a papyrus found in Egypt containing a speech pronounced by Emperor Claudius before the Senate in an unspecified year, Pierangelo Buongiorno has proposed an alternative supplement and interpretation of col. III ll. 8-9. He subsequently discussed with the audience some hypothesis on the origin, the provenance and the purpose of the manuscript.