Background and Physical Properties
- Recto + Verso
- archive of Claudius Tiberianus
- 17 X 22.4 cm
- Recto - 35
- Verso - 1
- Negative in Copenhagen
- yes (+verso)
- Conservation Status
- much of the upper part of the papyrus is broken away, and the remainder of l. 1-9 is blackened; the address on the verso is very faint
- Palaeographic Description
- See electronic version of PMich VIII, 471
- (Early) IInd century A.D.
- unknown place, province of Egypt(?)
- Karanis, Herakleidou meris, Arsinoite nome, province of Egypt
- Claudius Terentianus(?)
- Type of Text/Title of Work
- Private Letter
- Letter from Claudius Terentianus to his father(?) Claudius Tiberianus, explaining his unsuccessful attempts to obtain money and clothing to go to Alexandria
- Subject Headings
- Army (equipment)
- Health (delivery)
- Money problems
- Claudius Terentianus (see P. Mich. VIII, 467-481 introd.);
- his father(?) Claudius Tiberianus (see P. Mich. VIII, 467-481 introd.);
- his (unnamed) mother (& child);
- his father(?) Ptolemaios (& recruits);
- (9 lines) . . . I say to him, "Give me," I say, "a little money; I shall go," I say, "to friends of my father." In the same way, he turned over to me a needle and linens; he gave me not a single as. I, nevertheless, gathered a little money here and there, and I went to . . . and bought a few things that I wanted. He did not tell me that if there were a favorable opportunity he would go to Alexandria. Likewise he gave me no money, but an aureus for my mother, for clothing. "This is," he said, "what your father told me to do." When I came, everything was there, even wool(?); but I found my mother with child; she was able to do nothing. Then after a few days she gave birth, and she was not able to help me. At the same time, my father Ptolemaios had a quarrel about my clothes, and he happened to go to Alexandria with recruits and left me with my mother. Alone we were able to do nothing and by reason of his absence were about to leave that place. My mother (says), "Let us wait for him until he comes, and I go with you to Alexandria and take you to the ship." Saturninus was already prepared to leave on that day when so great a quarrel broke out. I say to him, "Come, intervene (and see) if you can help my father Ptolemaios." He paid no more attention to me than to a sponge stick, but (looked only) to his own business and his own affairs. In my astonishment, I say to him as he leaves, "Give me a little money foor expenses so that I may be able to go with my things to Alexandria." He denied that he had any. "Come," he says, "to Alexandria and I'll give it to you." I did not go. My mother, since she was without an as(?), sold(?) the linens so that I might go to Alexandria.
- (Verso) To Claudius Tiberianus, his father, from Claudius Terentianus.
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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 471 Winter JG-Youtie HC, PMich VIII, 471, 1951 -- BL VII, 111 (bibliography); BL VIII, 215 (bibliography); BL IX, 161 (bibliography) BL VII, 111 (bibliography); BL VIII, 215 (bibliography); BL IX, 161 (bibliography) CPL Cavenaile R 1957 254 Cavenaile R, CPL, 254, 1957
Information on Publications--Further Republications
- Further Republications
- Rep Editor - Pighi G. B.; Rep Ser. - Lettere latine d'un soldato di Traiano; 1964; Rep_Pg_No 8;
- Rep Editor - Cugusi P.; Rep Ser. - C.Epist.Lat.; 1992; Rep_Pg_No 146;
- Rep Editor - Dorandi T; Rep Ser. - Ch.L.A. XLII; 1994; Rep_Pg_No 1220 (photo: p. 49-50).
Information on Publications--Bibliography
- R.W. Davies, BASP 10 (1973) p. 21-25; J.N. Adams, The Vulgar Latin of the Letters of Claudius Terentianus (P. Mich. VIII, 467-72) (Manchester, 1977); Chr. Lehmann, Cuadernos de filologia classica 21 (1988) p. 11-23; G. Calboli, Latin vulgaire - latin tardif II. Actes du IIe Colloque international sur le latin vulgaire et tardif (Tuebingen, 1990) p. 23-44; P. Cugusi, RivFil 121 (1993) p. 391-395.
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