P.Mich.inv. 3000 / Recto

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Record Details

Inventory Number
P.Mich.inv. 3000
Processing Number
1739
Section/Side
Recto
Image Side
Recto

Background and Physical Properties

Publ./Side
Recto; Verso is blank
Connections
+ P.Mich.inv. 2848 (upper part); archive of Gaius Apolinarius Niger & family
Material
Pap
Size
19 X 14 cm (these fragments only)
Items
3
Lines
17 + 20
Mounted
Yes
Negative
No
Conservation Status
broken off in the middle; heavily mutilated in its left part and along its six vertical folds. It is impossible to establish how many lines - if any - are missing between the upper and lower parts
Status
published
Library
Ann Arbor

Contents

Date
February 15, 163 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
Gaius Iulius Niger
Type of Text/Title of Work
Petition to an Epistrategos
Content
Petition addressed to Vedius Faustus, epistrategos of the Heptanomia, by the veteran Gaius Iulius Niger, who complains agains the fact that a certain Isidoros, son of Achillas, scribe of the superintendants of sequestred property, denied his ownership of an aroura of an olive grove which Niger had bought from the treasury.
Persons
Vedius Faustus, epistrategos;
Gaius Iulius Niger, veteran, Oseirantinoeios (Osirantinoeios) alias Hermaieus (see P. Mich. VI, 422 introd.; Eos 49 [1957/1958] 155-164);
Isidoros son of Achillas, grammateus of the (unnamed) epiteretai genematographoumenon of Karanis;
Didymos, hyperetes of Isidoros;
Antoninus Pius, deceased Emperor;
Kastor(?) son of Pekysis (see P.Cair.Mich. 359, 1704; P.Mich. IV/2, p. 181?);
Petheus son(?) of Petsiris;
Gaius L[- - -];
(unnamed) strategos of the Herakleidou meris
Geographica
Oseirantinoeios (Osirantinoeios); Hermaieus; Aigyptios; Karanis; Herakleidou meris, Arsinoite nome; Psenarpsenesis; Romaios
Translation
(Lines 1-15) To his excellency Vedius Faustus, epistrategos, from Gaius Iulius Niger, a veteran, of the Osirantinoan tribe and Hermaian deme. Being a person who has honestly discharged from the army, my lord, and not being troublesome I have reached a point where satisfaction from you becomes necessary. I have in a violent way suffered an unseemingly insult from an Egyptian fellow, Isidoros, son of Achillas, scribe of the superintendants of sequestered property of the village of Karanis of the Herakleides division of the Arsinoite nome while his servant, Didymos, cooperated with him in this matter. I (now) state the matter: I happen to have bought from the treasury in year . . of the deified Aelius Antoninus out of sequestrated property one aroura of an olive grove in the neighbourhood of Psenarpsenesis in the same division formerly property of Kastor(?), son of Pekysis, and after having paid . . . drachmai for the sale so as to be confirmed as owner(?) it was then alloted to me and I pay the taxes for it. Recently, however, the afore mentioned Isidoros wanting to damage us . . .
(at least 12 lines damaged)
(Lines 26-37) . . . I am about to take refuge with you . . . the things which he committed . . . he threw away(?) the pledges and again I complained about him. And so, his criminal actions against being evident, I, a Roman, having suffered such things at the hands of an Egyptian, ask you, if it seems good to you, to order a letter to be written to the strategos of the Herakleides division of the Arsinoite nome and to have him send him here for your judgement and to hear me so that I may be able to obtain satisfaction from you and may receive your benefaction. Farewell. (2nd hand) I, Gaius Iulius Niger, have submitted the petition. Year 3, Mecheir 21. (3rd hand) If the strategos finds that an outrage has been committed, he will inform me of it. (4th hand) Hand it over.

Information on Publications

Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections
PMich Michael Michael EM 1965 12 (only lower part = Inv. 3000) SB XII 11114 (only lower part = Inv. 3000) Michael EM, PMich Michael, 12 (only lower part = Inv. 3000), 1965 -- SB XII 11114 (only lower part = Inv. 3000) -- BL VII, 226 (date); BL VIII, 367 (bibliography; lines 14, 17); BL XI, 212; BL VII, 226 (date); BL VIII, 367 (bibliography; lines 14, 17); BL XI, 212;
ZPE 110 Sijpesteijn PJ 1996 183-187 Taf. I Sijpesteijn PJ, ZPE 110, 183-187, 1996, Taf. I

Information on Publications--Bibliography

Bibliography
N. Lewis, BASP 34 (1997) p. 24-25.

Availability/System Requirements

Institution
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Cataloging

Cataloger
PH
Year Begin
163
Year End
163

Technical Details

Image Size
2190 x 2754
File Size
803 KB
Record
1739
Link to this Item
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