P.Mich.inv. 2929

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Record Details

Inventory Number
P.Mich.inv. 2929
Processing Number
1693
Section/Side
Recto

Background and Physical Properties

Publ./Side
Verso is PMich VI, 365
Connections
+ P.Mich.inv. 2997 r - Archive of Gaius Apolinarius Niger (& family)
Material
Pap
Size
15.5 X 30 cm when combined with 2997
Items
1
Lines
41
Mounted
No
Negative
No
Negative in Copenhagen
yes
Conservation Status
A large piece, ca. 11 X 9.5 cm, was lost from the lower right corner. – Broken at the bottom.
Palaeographic Description
see electronic version of PMich VI, 426
Status
published
Library
Cairo

Contents

Date
199/200[?] A.D.
Origin
Karanis, Herakleidou meris, Arsinoite nome, province of Egypt
Provenance
Karanis, Herakleidou meris, Arsinoite nome, province of Egypt
Acquisition
24-5006E2-A
Language
Greek
Genre
Documentary
Author
Gemellus alias Horion
Type of Text/Title of Work
Petition concerning Exemption from Liturgical Service
Content
Petition addressed to the epistrategos Arrius Victor by Gemellus alias Horion, requesting that his right to exemption from liturgical service as an elder of Karanis be confirmed, in agreement with his privileges as an Antinoite
Persons
Arrius Victor, epistrategos;
Gemellus alias Horion, Antinoite, son of Gaius Apollinarius Niger (= Gaius Gemellus Horigenes) (see P. Mich. VI, 422 introd.; Eos 49 [1957/1958] 155-164) - fictitious name: Horos son of Apolinarius;
the presbyteroi of Karanis;
Alfenus Apolinarius (Apollinarius), a censibus(?);
(unnamed) strategos of the Herakleidou meris
Geographica
Karanis; Herakleidou meris
Translation
To his excellency Arrius Victor, epistrategos, from Gemellus also called Horion, son of Gaius Apolinarius Niger, who is afflicted with weak vision, landholder at the village of Karanis in the division of Herakleides. Since your righteous judgment extends to all men, mightiest of overseers, I also, a victim of violence, beg to partake of your justice. The situation is as follows: the elders of the village of Karanis of the same division of Herakleides, men without the least scruple, with their habitual violence and arrogance <- - - > me whom they nominated as their colleague under the name “Horos, son of Apolinarius,” a fictitious name which I do not know. For this reason I do not know it, for neither did it set forth “disabled” or “infirm” or any other of my distinguishing marks, not it is indeed permissible for me, since I am an Antinoite, to be styled otherwise, nor indeed to perform a liturgy again except in Antinooupolis alone. Furthermore, I was granted the right to wear the chlamys by the citizens at a meeting of the senate. Since not only am I one-eyed, but also I do not see with the eye that supposedly remains, because a cataract has appeared in its pupil and my sight is impaired, on this account I addressed a petition also to his excellency the a censibus(?), and I received the sacred rescript, of which a copy follows: Alfenus Apolinarius to the strategos of the division of Herakleides, greetings. . . . petition . . . Horion . . . .

Information on Publications

Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections
TAPA 71 Pearl OM 1940 383-390 Pearl OM, TAPA 71, 383-390, 1940
PMich VI Pearl OM-Youtie HC 1944 426 Pearl OM-Youtie HC, PMich VI, 426, 1944 -- BL VI, 82 on line 23 and about the archive BL VI, 82 on line 23 and about the archive

Cataloging

Cataloger
PH
Year Begin
199
Year End
200

Technical Details

Record
1693
Link to this Item
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