Oxyrhynchus Papyri online … or maybe only in the US?

Via AWOL:

Oxyrhynchus Papyri Volumes 1-15 online

The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Volume 1 (1898)
The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Volume 2 (1899)
The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Volume 3 (1903)
The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Volume 4 (1904)[Alternative version]
The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Volume 5 (1908)
The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Volume 6 (1908)
The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Volume 7 (1910)
The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Volume 8 (1911)
The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Volume 9 (1912)
The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Volume 10 (1914)
The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Volume 11 (1915)
The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Volume 12 (1916)
The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Volume 13 (1919)
The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Volume 14 (1920)
The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Volume 15 (1922)

This is really valuable except … from outside the US, I can’t access vols. 1-5.  Can anyone in the US confirm that these are indeed online in PDF form?

Annoyingly, it looks as if Google Books have now blocked anonymizing proxies and Tor as means to by-pass the block on non-US people.  Probably there is now some other way that is presently unknown to me.  But really … why does anyone benefit from such childish dog-in-the-manger antics?

16 thoughts on “Oxyrhynchus Papyri online … or maybe only in the US?”

  1. I can read Volume I at the link you provided, but when I go to the link from there to Google books, Google books says, “no ebook available.”

  2. The Archive.org material is available to me too. But the PDF’s of 1-5 are at Google Books and invisible from the UK.

    @Joel, so the same is true for you from the US for vol. 1?

  3. I (in Japan) got same as Joel, but on Archive page go to “all formats” and the pdf version downloads.

  4. Correct Roger. I don’t think Google has the PDFs available for anyone, but as Walter said, probably are at Archive.org.

  5. Thank you Chris. So it seems as if the volumes have been taken down at Google.

    Thank you, @Walter: that does work. The PDF’s are indeed available at “All files”!

  6. Which means that the Google book, which was clearly once online, since Archive copied it, has since been removed and is inaccessible from everywhere.

    Which is a bit scary. If stuff is silently vanishing from Google Books.

  7. Yes. I’ve been noticing academic publications disappearing. The recent Eznik of Kolb translation (On the Sects) simply vanished. There are other examples.

  8. The 1998 version is showing up as “On God” or “A Treatise on God written in Armenian” translated by MJ, or Monica, Blanchard and by Frances, or Robin, Darling Young. Only way down towards the bottom of the listing is an alternate title given as “On the Sects.”

    Somebody is doing a Very Bad Job curating the meta-info on this volume.

  9. The version I have is an abbreviated version, tho.

    You’re right about Eznik / Yeznik! But the same is true of so many ancient texts. Indeed yesterday, when I was wanting information on the “Meditations” of Marcus Aurelius, my first problem was to guess just what the title of any edition might be! “Ad se ipsum”, anyone? 🙂

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