This paper reveals the vicissitudinous history of the Athenogenes-papyrus and its edition by Eugène Revillout and other scholars. By reconstructing the sequence of events between 1888 and 1893 one can get a convincing explanation of disturbing features in the frames containing the papyrus fragments. Slight misallocations and dislocations due to the rushed final fixing had far reaching consequences in later editions of the famous Hyperides text until now. One of the most important new readings of the Athenogenes-speech partly due to the investigation of the first editions is given in the Appendix (Hyp.
. col. XVI. line 1).