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Kroll - De Oraculis Chaldaicis

William Kroll's De Oraculis Chaldaicis, published in the Breslauer philologische Abhndlungen (VII,1.) in 1894 was a landmark in the study of the Chaldean Oracles.

The work is the primary source of the Des Places text and the textual context from the original ancient author quoting the Oracle fragments in the standard English translation of Ruth Majercik. G.R.S. Mead also used Kroll's text for his English translation.

All versions of the Oracles subsequent to Kroll's work reference the Kroll page numbers and before the Des Place numbering system, Kroll page numbers were the standard way of referencing the Oracles.

In light of its philological importance I have have produced an electronic facsimile of Kroll's work. For ease of reference this I have arranged them below by page number in JPEG format with the standard Des Places numbering to aid in cross-referencing. I have also produced a PDF version of the work. Due to the large size of this PDF document (13Meg), please email me if you would like me to make this available to you.

Kroll  Page  Number Des  Places  Fragment  Number
Title Page  
1  
2  
3  
4  
5  166
6  
7  
8  
9  211, 226
10  173, 216
11  1, 20
12  3
13  4, 5, 175
14  7, 8
15  10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 31
16  16, 169
17  125, 194
18  18, 22, 27, 28, 29, 179, 198
19  17, 19, 30, 32, 33, 152, 207
20  34, 35
21  36
22  6, 203
23  37, 203
24  37, 38
25  39, 42
26  43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48
27  49, 50, 182
28  51, 52, 53
29  54, 55
30  56, 189
31  57, 205
32  205, 61
33  59, 60, 61, 184, 185
34  62, 63, 64
35  65, 67, 68, 69
36  70, 71, 72, 168
37  40, 73
38  75, 73
39  74, 200, 209
40  76, 77, 78, 79, 191
41  80, 206
42  81, 82, 83, 84, 85
43  24, 86, 87, 177
44  88, 89
45  90, 91, 92
46  25, 93, 188, 195
47  94, 95, 96, 201
48  97, 99, 100, 186, 204
49  101, 102
50  103, 106, 109
51  2, 110, 111, 112
52  113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 202
53  121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 190, 196
54  128, 130, 131
55  66, 132, 133, 135
56  136, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143
57  144, 145, 146, 147
58  148, 149, 150, 212, 218
59  118, 153, 154
60  137, 138, 155, 156, 157
61  128, 129, 158, 159
62  160, 161
63  162, 163, 164, 172, 180, 181
64  104, 105, 107
65  41, 107, 165, 167, 170, 197
66  210
67  
68  
69  
70  
71  
72  
73  
74  
75  
76  
Index locorum emendatorum  
Index codicum adhibitorum  

The following Des Places fragments are not found in Kroll:

9, 9a, 21, 23, 26, 58, 98, 119, 120, 134, 171, 174, 176, 178, 183, 186bis, 187, 192, 193, 199, 208, 210a, 210b, 210c, 213, 214, 215, 217, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225.