P.Mich.inv. 3115 / Verso
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Background and Physical Properties
- Recto + Verso
- Zenon archive
- 11.7 x 36 cm
- Recto - 32;
- Verso - 2
- Conservation Status
- damaged at the bottom
- Ann Arbor
- (Spring of) 240 B.C.
- Alexandria, Egypt
- Philadelpheia, Herakleidou meris, Arsinoite nome, Egypt
- July 1925; Acquired from Dr. Kondilios
- Type of Text/Title of Work
- Letter to Zenon from Philon, who urges him to settle some affair and informs him of the favorable outcome of the preliminary examination to which a certain Hermokrates has been subjected after being arrested: he is expected to be released by the king (see also P.S.I. IV 392)
- Subject Headings
- Letter writing, Greek--Egypt.
- Magistrates, Roman.
- Travel, Ancient.
- Philadelphia (Extinct city)
- Kings and rulers, Ancient.
- Philon (see Pros.Ptol. IV 8568);
- Zenon (son of Agreophon) (see Pros.Ptol. I 80 + add.);
- Ptolemaios, brother of Philon;
- Hermokrates (see also P.S.I. IV 392);
- Kaphisophon son of Philippos (see Pros.Ptol. VI 16614; PP 38  p. 61-64);
- Philippos, iatros (father of Kaphisophon) (see Pros.Ptol. VI 16640);
- Dositheos, hypomnematographos (see Pros.Ptol. I 8 + add. = III 5100);
- (Ptolemaios III), basileus
- Philon to Zenon greeting. If you yourself and those whom you wish to be so are in good health, it would be well. I too am keeping well. Please make a serious effort to settle the matter about which my brother Ptolemaios has sailed up to see you, in order that he may return to me quickly and that I shall not be prevented from sailing up if I need to; for I must be off from here shortly. I wrote to you once before about Hermokrates, as I had heard that you were exerting yourself to help him, and had myself informed him of this, and I really think that he will be set free in a few days. Several other people put themselves to trouble on his behalf, but the most effective was Kaphisophon son of Philippos the physician. The written report of the inquiry, which acquits him of all the charges, is already in the hands of Dositheos the memorandum-writer in order that the king may read it before letting him be released, as this is the regular procedure. For the rest be prepared to receive a visit from myself shortly. And of things at home, even if it trouble you to keep watch on my place [- - -]
- To Zenon.
- To Philadelpheia.
- Papyri.info Link
Information on Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections PMich I Edgar CC 1931 55 Edgar CC, PMich I, 55, 1931 -- BL III, 116 (line 12) BL III, 116 (line 12) C.Pap.Jud. I Fuks A-Tcherikover V 1957 127a Fuks A-Tcherikover V, C.Pap.Jud. I, 127a, 1957
Information on Publications--Bibliography
- R. Herzog, PP 38 (1983) p. 61-64.
- Year Begin
- Year End
- Image Size
- 4608 x 3480
- File Size
- 2 MB
- Link to this Item
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