Background and Physical Properties
- Recto; Verso is blank
- 12 X 18
- Conservation Status
- considerably damaged, with a strip about 3-4 cm. wide lost on the right side, and many small holes and abrasions
- Palaeographic Description
- See electronic version of PMich VIII, 502
- IInd century A.D.
- Koptos, Koptite nome, province of Egypt
- Karanis, Herakleidou meris, Arsinoite nome, province of Egypt
- Valerius Gemellus
- Type of Text/Title of Work
- Private Letter
- Letter from Valerius Gemellus to his brother Valerius [---], seeking to compose a disagreement which has arisen between him and his brother
- Subject Headings
- Valerius Gemellus;
- his brother Valerius [---];
- their sister Thermoutharion;
- their (unnamed) mother
- Epeiph . . .
- Valerius Gemellus to Valerius . . . , very many greetings. Before all else, I pray [for your health] and make obeisance for you unceasingly in the presence of the hair at Koptos. I ask [you to write to me], and the gods ask the same thing of you. Even if I do not know . . ., you ought to grant me [this one favor]. In response to my entreaty, brother, be reconciled with me so that I may [enjoy] your confidence [also while I am in] service. Besides, [you have not even regarded me] as befits a brother, have you now, from the time that I left home? But [I regard you, in the manner] of a pious brother, as I do Sarapis. Above all, there is [no other] hope like the candid intercourse of brothers and one's own people. Do not fail to inform [me concerning] your well-being, and do persuade mother. (2nd hand) [Please] write to me as I asked you. I pray [for your health].
- Before all else, I give thanks to my lady sister Thermoutharion in the presence of the gods, and . . . your well-being. Salute . . . .
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Information on Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections PMich VIII Winter JG-Youtie HC 1951 502 Winter JG-Youtie HC, PMich VIII, 502, 1951 Scriptiunculae I Youtie HC 1973 483-486 Youtie HC, Scriptiunculae I, 483-486, 1973
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