oxyrhynchus

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oxyrhynchus

(ˌɒksɪˈrɪŋkəs)
n
(Animals) a fish found in the Nile, sometimes depicted on Egyptian sculptures and coins
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In 436 AD, Strategius I was a novus homo locally prominent for administering imperial land in Oxyrhynchus, Egypt, notes McConnell, and in 539 AD, his descendant Apion II became consul before he was 20 years old.
In a rubbish heap at Oxyrhynchus, Egypt in December 1905, a single vellum leaf from a miniature codex was discovered containing 45 well-preserved lines from an uncanonical gospel.
Thus Sappho's oeuvre is mostly lost, known only through fragments quoted in classical sources or from papyrus discovered in the twentieth century near Oxyrhynchus, Egypt.