An Invitation to Dinner for Abū Nuwās and his Friends: An Early textual witness on papyrus (Yale P. CtYBR inv. 2597(A))

Abstract

This article is a small contribution to the work done at Yale to create wider access to the papyrus collection. It focuses on a single literary papyrus, P. CtYBR inv. 2597(A), which contains parts of an anecdote that involves the poetess ʿInān, as hostess of a literary salon, and several of her guests, including Abū Nuwās. The same anecdote has been preserved in several later anthologies, which are known only from relatively late manuscript copies. The text is traced though the literary corpus, and the variants are analyzed.

Section
Articles
Published
Apr 26, 2016

Keywords

majlis; adab; Abu Nuwas; Inan; Abbasid literature
How to Cite
MUEHLHAEUSLER, Mark. An Invitation to Dinner for Abū Nuwās and his Friends: An Early textual witness on papyrus (Yale P. CtYBR inv. 2597(A)). Studia Orientalia Electronica, [S.l.], v. 4, p. 24-35, apr. 2016. ISSN 2323-5209. Available at: <https://journal.fi/store/article/view/53414>. Date accessed: 24 may 2017.