background and physical properties
- Recto + Verso
- The other half of the letter is 4776e
- 12.5 X 21.2 cm
- Recto - 21
- Verso - 1
- Conservation Status
- between the two main fragments, which are roughly the left and right halves of the papyrus, an irregular strip containing one to eleven letters of each line has disappeared. Of this remains a third, small fragment, fitting into the lacuna between lines 12 and 19.
- Palaeographic Description
- See electronic version of PMich VIII, 508
- IInd century/IIIrd century A.D.
- Alexandria, province of Egypt
- Karanis, Herakleidou meris, Arsinoite nome, province of Egypt
- Type of Text/Title of Work
- Private Letter
- Two letters from Thaisarion to her brothers Serenus and . . ., and to her sister Serapous, both devoted exclusively to family matters
- Subject Headings
- Administration (prefect's staff)
- Health (delivery)
- her brothers Serenus & [---];
- her sister Serapous;
- her brother Ptolemaios;
- their (unnamed) mother;
- Ptolemaios (same as precedent?);
- Nilos (Neilos);
- Ammonios (one or two persons of this name?);
- Sampous (Sambous);
- (unnamed) prefect
- Thaisarion to Serenus and . . . , her brothers, very many greetings. Before all else I pray for your health, and I make obeisance on your behalf before our lord Sarapis. I want you to know that I received from Nilus . . . . Do you therefore receive from him a bundle of reeds(?) and sandals – four pairs for Herais, two for Serenus, one for Ammonios, one for . . . and rouge(?). When our sister . . ., send me a letter immediately. I salute Ammonios and Sambous. Ptolemaios and Alexandros salute you all.
- Thaisarion to Serapous, her sister, and to her brothers, very many greetings. Before all else I pray for your health, and I make obeisance on your behalf before our lord Sarapis. I want you to know that our brother Ptolemaios went upcountry early in the morning at the . . . hour on Epeiph 9. I used for his dinner whatever you sent me. Do you send me the half – two jars of radish oil – of the same value as what I used. For I have need of them when I give birth, and after all he is your brother as well. Ammonios sailed up with the prefect as a member of his staff, and wherever he may be he will visit you. If my mother decides to come back with him, let her make herself ready. You have not even thought fit to write to me one letter. Send me a jar of salve . . . .
- (Verso) Deliver to Serenus . . . .
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information on publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections PMich VIII Winter JG-Youtie HC 1951 508 Winter JG-Youtie HC, PMich VIII, 508, 1951
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