Background and Physical Properties
- Recto (+ Verso of P.Cair. inv. JdE 48500)
- + P.Cair.Zen. I, 59052; Zenon archive
- 10.5 x 14.6 cm (P.Mich. inv. 3124 only)
- Recto - 15 (10 only on P.Mich. inv. 3124);
- Verso - 4
- Conservation Status
- upper right and lower left corner missing, as well as a few letters between the two fragments
- Ann Arbor
- April 1, 257 B.C.
- probably Alexandria, Egypt
- Philadelpheia, Herakleidou meris, Arsinoite nome, Egypt
- July 1925; Acquired from Dr. Kondilios
- Type of Text/Title of Work
- Private Letter
- Letter written by Antimenes to Zenon, reporting to him that he received a letter from Sosipatros announcing the arrival of Ariston and Doris at Arsinoe in Cilicia
- Subject Headings
- Letter writing, Greek--Egypt.
- Arsinoë (Fayy¯um : Extinct city)
- Travel, Ancient.
- Ships--Turkey--Patara (Extinct city)
- Per diem allowances--Egypt.
- Antimenes (see Pap.Lugd.Bat. XXI, p. 288);
- Zenon (son of Agreophon) (see Pros.Ptol. I 80 + add.);
- Apollonios (dioiketes) (see Pros. Ptol. I 16 + add.);
- Ariston (relative of Zenon) (see Pros.Ptol. VI 16351);
- Doris (see Pap.Lugd.Bat. XXI, p. 321)
- Arsinoe; Patara; Mendes
- Antimenes to Zenon greeting. If you are well, it would be excellent. [I too am in good health]. I have written for you below [a copy of the letter] which came to me from Sosipatros, in order that you may take note and enter to the account of Apollonios [- - -] no travelling allowance was delivered to them . . . [- - -] were driven in by the stormy weather [- - -] to Arsinoe. [Farewell. Year] 28, Peritios 28.
- Sosipatros to Antimenes greeting. If [you are well] in body and everything else is to your mind, it would be excellent. We too are well. Ariston and the sister arrived here, reporting that they had been handsomely treated by you in every way. You do well then to show yourself friendly towards us; for we too will try to pay you all attention in any matter that you are keen about and write to us about. Know that they were driven in to Patara by the storms; from there they hired a boat and sailed along to Arsinoe to join us. The fare has been paid . . . amounting to 35 drachmai. I have therefore written to let you know. Farewell. Year 28, Apellaios 26.
- To Zenon.
- (2nd hand: docket) Antimenes about Doris, with a copy of the letter from Antipatros <Read: Sosipatros>. (Received) year 28, Dystros 17, in Mendes.
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Information on Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections P.Cair.Zen. I Edgar CC 1925 59052 (left fragment only) Edgar CC, P.Cair.Zen. I, 59052 (left fragment only), 1925 PMich I Edgar CC 1931 10 Edgar CC, PMich I, 10, 1931 -- BL VIII, 220 (bibliography); BL X, 127 (bibliography) BL VIII, 220 (bibliography); BL X, 127 (bibliography)
Information on Publications--Further Republications
- Further Republications
- Rep_editor White JL; Rep_Ser Light from Ancient Letters; Rep_Year 1986; Rep_No. 11
Information on Publications--Bibliography
- M. Zimmermann, ZPE 92 (1992) p. 201-217
- Year Begin
- Year End
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