Written in the firm cursive style of a practised writer (Winter)
IIIrd century A.D.
Alexandria, province of Egypt
Unknown: perhaps Oxyrhynchus, Oxyrhynchite nome, province of Egypt
purchased in Egypt by B.P. Grenfell and F.W. Kelsey in March-April 1920
Type of Text/Title of Work
Letter of Sarapion to his father Sarapion, directing him to apply to his friend Andromachos, the bearer of the letter, in case of need, and to go and ascertain whether the fields in Senekeleu (a village of the Oxyrhynchite nome) have been neglected by Harachthes
Sarapion to his father, greeting. I make obeisance for each of you every day in the presence of the lord Sarapis. I have written to you repeatedly, and you have not even once explained about your presence circumstances. If you need food, Andromachos, a real friend of good men, who delivers this letter of mine to you, will give it to you, for I gave him orders to do so. So if you have need of it, do not hesitate to go to him. But go also to Senekeleu [a village] and learn whether Harachthes has neglected the business of the fields. Give many salutations to all of our household by name, and to Epagathos and Silvanus and the fortune of the house. I pray for your welfare.
You may expect me to leave Alexandria up to the sixth, the god willing.
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