P.Mich.inv. 3225 / Verso

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Record Details

Inventory Number
P.Mich.inv. 3225
Processing Number
1889
Section/Side
Recto
Image Side
Verso

Background and Physical Properties

Publ./Side
Recto (written across the fibres) + Verso
Connections
+ P.S.I. VI 619; Zenon archive
Material
Pap
Size
11 x 16.5 cm (P.Mich.inv. 3225) + 17.5 x 16.5 cm (P.S.I. VI 619)
Items
1
Lines
Recto - 13 (12 on P.Mich. inv . 3225);
Verso - 2
Mounted
Yes
Negative
No
Conservation Status
damaged along some folds
Palaeographic Description
Recto written across the fibres
Status
published
Library
Ann Arbor

Contents

Date
May 11, 248 or 247 B.C. (date of reception)
Origin
Unknown place, Egypt
Provenance
Philadelpheia, Herakleidou meris, Arsinoite nome, Egypt
Acquisition
November 1925; Acquired from Brummer
Language
Greek
Genre
Documentary
Author
Pais, kybernetes
Type of Text/Title of Work
Business Letter
Content
Letter to Zenon from Pais, the captain of a boat belonging to Zenon, concerning the share of the profits to be allotted to the sailors and the need to repair the boat
Persons
Zenon (son of Agreophon) (see Pros.Ptol. I 80 + add.);
Pais, kybernetes (see Pros.Ptol. V 13849);
Artemidoros
Geographica
Memphis; Tephi <or Taphi>
Translation
(Recto)
To Zenon greeting from Pais. I sailed up in the boat and we are being pestered by the man who collects the twelve-drachmai tax and we have not yet . . . We brought for Artemidoros to Memphis 500 artabai of wheat 'from Tephi' and he gave me 8 drachmai, which I spent on the boat. The sailors are not inclined to sail on the terms of a third share. Inquire at home on what terms they sail for monopoly trading and you will find that they sail on a half share. Now if you approve, write to me to repair the boat; for the opportunity has come and the boat-builders are free. The boat will then find work; for at present, as she is old, no one comes to deal with us; and if you wish, you will be able to let her for hire. I myself undertake to pay you 800 drachmai for her, on condition that she will be assigned in writing to monopoly trading. Write to me then if we are to begin work, in order that I may not sit idle in the boat with two other men. For we are getting nothing and are without the necessaries of life. Farewell.
(Verso)
To Zenon.
(Docket) Year 38, Phamenoth 20. Pais the boat-captain.

Information on Publications

Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections
PMich I Edgar CC 1931 60 Edgar CC, PMich I, 60, 1931 -- BL III, 116 (lines 8-10); Pap.Lugd.Bat. XXI, p. 136 (date); BL X, 128 (bibliography) BL III, 116 (lines 8-10); Pap.Lugd.Bat. XXI, p. 136 (date); BL X, 128 (bibliography)

Information on Publications--Bibliography

Bibliography
P. Viereck, Gnomon 9 (1933) p. 216-217; C.C. Edgar, Aegyptus 14 (1934) p. 119; G. Messeri Savorelli - R. Pintaudi, I papiri dell'archivio di Zenon a Firenze = Pap.Flor. XXIV (Firenze, 1993) p. 77-78.

Availability/System Requirements

Institution
sc

Cataloging

Cataloger
PH
Year Begin
-248
Year End
-247

Technical Details

Image Size
3480 x 4608
File Size
2 MB
Record
1889
Link to this Item
https://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/apis/x-1889/3225v_a.tif

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