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Record Details

Inventory Number
P.Mich.inv. 1269
Processing Number
1352
Section/Side
Recto
Image Side
Recto

Background and Physical Properties

Publ./Side
Recto; Verso is blank
Connections
Archive of Kronion son of Apion, nomographos of the grapheion of Tebtynis
Material
Pap
Size
13.5 x 29 cm
Items
1
Lines
50
Mounted
No
Negative
Yes
Conservation Status
nearly complete and in good condition
Palaeographic Description
The 1st hand is a neatly written upright cursive; the second is much less well formed and is irregular. (Boak)
Status
published
Library
Ann Arbor

Contents

Date
March 27-April 25, 37 A.D.
Origin
Tebtynis, Polemonos meris, Arsinoite nome, province of Egypt
Provenance
Tebtynis, Polemonos meris, Arsinoite nome, province of Egypt
Acquisition
bought from Nahman; reached the University of Michigan in 1923
Language
Greek
Demotic
Genre
Documentary
Author
Marepsemis son of Marepsemis and 8 other high-ranking priests of the temple of Kronos at Tebtynis
Type of Text/Title of Work
Petition to a Strategos
Content
Petition addressed to Asklepiades, strategos of the division of Polemon, by nine men who represent the tribes of priests in the service of the god Kronos at Tebtynis, to complain of difficulties encountered by them in dealing with former lessees of a granary belonging to the temple
Persons
Asklepiades, strategos of the Polemonos meris;
Marepsemis son of Marepsemis, (hiereus), hegoumenos (of the priests of Kronos);
Marsisouchos son of Sigeris (Sikeris), (hiereus), hegoumenos (of the priests of Kronos);
Pachis son of Marepsemis, (hiereus), hegoumenos (of the priests of Kronos);
Petosiris son of Pakebis (Pakebkis), (hiereus), grammateus (of the priests of Kronos);
Panesis (Panisis) son of Pakebkis, hiereus;
Marepkamis (Marepkemis, Marepakamis) son of Marepkamis, hiereus;
Marepsemis son of Marepsemis (alias) Pesouris, hiereus;
Onnophris son of Psyphis (Psoiphis), hiereus (see also P.Mich. V, 323a; P.Tebt. II, 383);
Marsisouchos son of Marsisouchos (= Marres son of Marres), hiereus;
Thenapynchis (deceased), thesaurophylax, mother of Apynchis;
Apynchis, son of Harmiysis and Thenapynchis, husband of Thaesis;
Thaesis, wife of Apynchis;
(unnamed) hiereis of Kronos;
Tiberius, Emperor;
(unnamed) epistates of Tebtynis
Geographica
Polemonos meris; Tebtynis
Translation
To Asklepiades, strategos of the division of Polemon, from Marepsemis, son of Marepsemis, and Marsisouchos, son of Sigeris, and Pachis, son of Marepsemis, all three presidents, and Petosiris, son of Pakebkis, secretary, and Panesis, son of Pakebkis, and Marepkamis, son of Marepkamis, and Marepsemis, son of Marepsemis (also called) Pesouris, and Onnophris, son of Psyphis, and Marsisouchos, son of Marsisouchos, all nine presidents and secretary and (representative) of the tribes of the same priests of Tebtynis of Kronos the mighty god, great and greatest. Whereas for a long time past right up to the present year and day we have been renting to the deceased granary guard Thenapynchis and her living son Apynchis, son of Harmiysis, and his wife Thaesis, in the aforesaid village village of Tebtynis of Kronos the mighty god, great and greatest, the granary in use in which there are a tower and another tower adjacent to it and a gateway, and whereas when we and our other priests took back from the aforesaid Apynchis and his wife Thaesis the granary in which were some of the equipment and doors which he had received, we found in the present month Pharmouthi, of the present 23rd year of Tiberius Caesar Augustus, that the doors which belonged there had been carried off by them and that the granary was not plastered as they received it, so that we have been prevented entirely from being able to bring into the said granary the wheat and barley which we measure out to the treasury as public taxes, therefore we beg you to write to the epistates of Tebtynis to come to the aforesaid granary and view the conditions and send the accused to you for the coming assizes.
(2nd hand) We, Onnophris, son of Psyphis, and Marepsemis, son of Marepsemis, and Marsisouchos, son of Sigeris, and Pachis, son of Marepsemis, and Petosiris, son of Pakebkis, and Panesis, son of Pakebkis, and Marepakamis, and Marepsemis, son of Pesouris, and the other priests, have deposited the foregoing petition. I, Onnophris, have written for them as they don't know (Greek) letters.
(Demotic) (3rd hand) The writer (of this subscription) is Panesis, son of Pakebkis, who says: I have submitted this petition, which Onnophris(?), son of . . ., has drawn up concerning the granary.
(4th hand) Marepkamis, son of Marepkamis.
(5th hand) Marepsemis(?), son of Marepsemis, says: I have submitted this petition.
(6th hand) Marres, son of the like-named, has written: I have submitted (this petition).

Information on Publications

Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections
PMich V Boak AER 1944 226 (Greek text only) Boak AER, PMich V, 226 (Greek text only), 1944 -- BL VII, 110 (lines 23, 34, 39, 42). - In an unpublished, handwritten note, H.C. Youtie remarked that the nine priests are not 8 hegoumenoi and 1 grammateus, but 3 hegoumenoi, 1 grammateus, and 5 priests, each representing one of the 5 phylai. (PH) BL VII, 110 (lines 23, 34, 39, 42). - In an unpublished, handwritten note, H.C. Youtie remarked that the nine priests are not 8 hegoumenoi and 1 grammateus, but 3 hegoumenoi, 1 grammateus, and 5 priests, each representing one of the 5 phylai. (PH)
Scriptiunculae I HC Youtie 1981 310-312 HC Youtie, Scriptiunculae I, 310-312, 1981

Information on Publications--Bibliography

Bibliography
H.C. Youtie, ZPE 21 (1976) p. 196-198 (includes a translation of the Demotic text by K.-Th. Zauzich); Tomasz Derda, ARSINOITHS NOMOS. Administration of the Fayum under Roman Rule, Warsaw 2006, p. 89

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Cataloging

Cataloger
PH
Year Begin
37
Year End
37

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Image Size
3480 x 4608
File Size
2 MB
Record
1352
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