Background and Physical Properties
- Recto; Verso described
- archive of Claudius Tiberianus
- 17 X 32.6 cm
- Main fragment - 48
- Fragment a - 10
- Fragment b - 10
- Negative in Copenhagen
- yes (+ verso)
- Conservation Status
- badly broken: consists of six fragments, of which two could not be placed; illegible remnants of an address are visible on the verso
- Palaeographic Description
- See electronic version of PMich VIII, 478
- (Early) IInd century A.D.
- probably Alexandria, 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 that he has recovered from his grave illness and that there has been some violent disturbance in Alexandria
- Subject Headings
- Violence (Jewish revolt?)
- [Claudius Terentianus (see P. Mich. VIII, 467-481 introd.);]
- [his father(?) Claudius] Tiberianus (see P. Mich. VIII, 467-481 introd.);
- [Claudius Terentianus(?) to Claudius] Tiberianus, [his father and lord, very many] greetings. Before all else [I pray for your] health, [which is my] wish. I myself am in good health and make obeisance for you daily in the presence of our lord Sarapis [and the] gods who share his temple. I want you to know that although [I was ordered] to go out on duty in your absence I was [altogether] unable to go down to Neapolis(?). For it was at that time that . . . so violent an attack of illness, and [I was unable] for five days to write to you anything, [not to speak] of going up to you. Nor was any one of us able to pass the camp(?) gate. I give thanks [to the god] that after the five days . . . so great a disturbance(?), in which is was wounded, . . . he found the [transgressors] of the laws . . . . I have recovered from my illness, and I am the more [grateful to you] for coming down . . . .
- (remnants of 30 more lines)
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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 478 Winter JG-Youtie HC, PMich VIII, 478, 1951 -- BL IV, 55 (on origin of the text); BL VII, 111 (bibliography); BL IX, 161 (bibliography) BL IV, 55 (on origin of the text); BL VII, 111 (bibliography); BL IX, 161 (bibliography)
Information on Publications--Bibliography
- G.B. Pighi, Lettere latine d'un soldato di Traiano (Bologna, 1964) p. 79-82; R.W. Davies, BASP 10 (1973) p. 21-25; G. Calboli, Latin vulgaire - latin tardif II. Actes du IIe Colloque international sur le latin vulgaire et tardif (Tuebingen, 1990) p. 23-44.
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