P.Mich.inv. 3021

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Record Details

Inventory Number
P.Mich.inv. 3021
Processing Number
1742
Section/Side
Recto + Verso

Background and Physical Properties

Publ./Side
Recto + Verso
Connections
-
Material
Pap
Size
16 X 21 cm
Items
1
Lines
Recto - 25
Verso - 1
Mounted
No
Negative
No
Conservation Status
nearly complete
Palaeographic Description
See electronic version of PMich VIII, 503
Status
published
Library
Cairo

Contents

Date
(Late) IInd century A.D.
Origin
unknown place (south of Memphis?), province of Egypt
Provenance
Karanis, Herakleidou meris, Arsinoite nome, province of Egypt
Acquisition
24-4030F over A
Language
Greek
Genre
Documentary
Author
Sarapion
Type of Text/Title of Work
Private Letter
Content
Letter from Sarapion to Antonius Minor, telling his diligent but unavailing efforts to find Antonius in the course of a journey to Alexandria, and asking the latter for help in obtaining cattle for use on Sarapion's estate
Persons
Sarapion;
Antonius Minor, former basilikos grammateus of the Diopolites(?);
(unnamed) prefect (of Egypt);
Marcus;
Ammonianos;
(men of) Morion
Geographica
Diopolite nome; Alexandria; Memphis
Translation
Sarapion to his most esteemed Antonius Minor, greeting. As I was sailing down to Alexandria in haste, it happened that I went to the lodging, which is in Memphis, of the employees of your estate, so that I might write to you from there, and I found no one who was going to you. When I sailed upriver with the prefect and fell in with our friend Marcus, I sought to discover if you were there. And since I did not find you, I made assiduous inquiries about your health, and I went upcountry delighted to learn that you were well. I write to you now, therefore, most esteemed friend, first to salute you and my lord Ammonianus and all your kin, and then to ask you by all means to lend me through Morion's men three full-grown cows, fine and large in body, since I am about to plow land that has lain fallow. It is for this that I have need of them. In order that you may accomplish this for me with dispatch, I beg you to let me know their price, and I will send it to you from here. For to Morion's man, who is in a hurry to get away, I have not been able to give the price, since it is uncertain. . . . was bought. (2nd hand) I pray for your good health, my lord, together with that of my lord Ammonianos and all your kin. Send me the cows by all means since I have need of them for the farms. And if you have a reason for going to Alexandria, come to me there by all means, for I am just now about to go there, with the gods' help.
(3rd hand: one unintelligible line).
(Verso) To Antonius Minor, former royal secretary of the Diopolite(?) nome.

Information on Publications

Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections
PMich VIII Winter JG-Youtie HC 1951 503 Winter JG-Youtie HC, PMich VIII, 503, 1951 -- BL V, 70 on line 26 BL V, 70 on line 26

Information on Publications--Bibliography

Bibliography
R. Haensch, Akten des 21. Internationalen Papyrologenkongresses. Berlin, 13.-19.8.1995 (Stuttgart - Leipzig, 1997) p. 369

Cataloging

Cataloger
PH
Year Begin
100
Year End
199

Technical Details

Record
1742
Link to this Item
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