Background and Physical Properties
- Recto (written across the fibres) + Verso
- + P.Cair. inv. Nr. unknown; Zenon archive
- 17.3 x 10.5 cm (Michigan fragment only)
- Recto - 7;
- Verso - 3 (Michigan fragment: 1 only)
- Conservation Status
- a few letters missing between the two fragments; broken on the right side
- Palaeographic Description
- Recto written across the fibres
- Ann Arbor
- July or August, 254 B.C.
- Unknown place, Egypt
- Philadelpheia, Herakleidou meris, Arsinoite nome, Egypt
- July 1925; Acquired from Dr. Kondilios
- Ag[- - -], Phanotheos & Peton
- Type of Text/Title of Work
- Letter Summoning a Defendant
- Letter sent by a board of three judges (chrematistai) to Zenon, asking him to deliver a copy of a complaint to the defendant, Neoptolemos, and to send him to them for trial
- Subject Headings
- Letter writing, Greek--Egypt.
- Complaints (Civil procedure)--Egypt.
- Ag[- - -], (chrematistes) (see Pros.Ptol. III, 7956);
- Phanotheos, (chrematistes) (see Pros.Ptol. III, 8012);
- Peton, (chrematistes) (see Pros.Ptol. III, 8002);
- Zenon (son of Agreophon) (see Pros.Ptol. I 80 + add.);
- Ag[- - -], Phanotheos (and) Peton to Zenon greeting. We have [sent you] a copy of the petition sent to us from Theon, [which] Onnophris [presented] against Neoptolemos. Deliver the indictment(?) then to Neoptolemos [and] send him to us in order that he may be tried on the charge of his accuser [- - -]. If he fails to appear, we will pronounce judgment against him in favour of [the petitioner's claims(?)]. And also write to us. Farewell. Year 32, Daisios [. . .].
- To Zenon.
- (Docket, 2nd hand) Year 32, Epeiph 20. Against Neoptolemos.
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Information on Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections PMich I Edgar CC 1931 39 Edgar CC, PMich I, 39, 1931 -- BL V, 70 (line 5). - L. 1: read Phanotheos rather than Phinotheos (= Philotheos?). (PH) BL V, 70 (line 5). - L. 1: read Phanotheos rather than Phinotheos (= Philotheos?). (PH)
Information on Publications--Bibliography
- E. Seidl, Ptolemaeische Rechtsgeschichte (Glueckstadt, 1962) p. 90-91.
- Year Begin
- Year End
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