Background and Physical Properties
- recto; verso has the address (NL)
- 5.5 x 20 cm.
- Conservation Status
- This light-brown papyrus has been cut off regularly at the right and at the bottom. The left edge is much more irregular and a small piece of papyrus has been chopped off at the top. The text is complete nonetheless.
- Palaeographic Description
- The writing is generally clear and distinct, but exceedingly rapid and careless.
- Ann Arbor
- (early) IInd century A.D.
- purchased in Egypt by B.P. Grenfell and F.W. Kelsey in March-April 1920
- Type of Text/Title of Work
- This text contains a letter from Dionysios to Theon concerning farm matters. Theon is urged by Dionysios to see to it that the cattle of Fabius remain where they are until the 12th of Tybi so that they may begin their pasture-feeding on the 13th. Dionysios points out that this woould be in keeping with Theon's own idea that the vegetable seed that had been sown should be irrigated before the pastures. The addressee is also asked to bring six bundles of charlock.
- Subject Headings
- Papyrus (The Plant)--Egypt.
- Cattle--Feeding and feeds--Egypt.
- "Dionysios to his esteemed Theon, greetings. See to it, if you think best, that the cattle of Fabius remain with you until the 12th in order that they may begin their pasture-feeding on the 13th. For this was your idea, that the vegetable seed that has been sown may have advantage of the progress of the irrigation, before the grazing. Bring six bundles of charlock . . . of Antonia. Accordingly, when you come you can examine them. Give the saddle-pack to Philas, and the crock of the dovecotes, and also thecloth. Order papyrus to be given to me. I pray for your health, most esteemed . . . Tybi 9."
- Perseus Link
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Information on Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections Life&Letters Winter JG 1933 77 Winter JG, Life&Letters, 77, 1933 PMich Michael Michael EM 1 26 SB XII 11128 (and XIII, p. 140) Michael EM, PMich Michael, 26, 1 -- SB XII 11128 (and XIII, p. 140) -- BL VII, 226 on line 23; BL VIII, 367 (l. 7-8) BL VII, 226 on line 23; BL VIII, 367 (l. 7-8)
Information on Publications--Further Republications
- Further Republications
- Rep. Editor - Sijpesteijn PJ; Rep Ser. - ZPE 34; 1979; pg. 127
- On the back there is one line, the address of the letter, written on the middle of the upper hand, parallel to the fibers. What I can see is the usually found xx and c. 7-8 letters, of which the last is iota. But I can read neither of the names Dionysios or Theon, there (NL, forthcoming)
- Year Begin
- Year End
- Add to Portfolio
- 3383 x 5126
- Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS UM)