P.Mich.inv. 5400

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Record Details

Inventory Number
P.Mich.inv. 5400
Processing Number
2454
Section/Side
Recto

Background and Physical Properties

Publ./Side
Recto; Verso described
Connections
archive of Claudius Tiberianus
Material
Pap
Size
17 X 32.6 cm
Items
6
Lines
Main fragment - 48
Fragment a - 10
Fragment b - 10
Mounted
No
Negative
No
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
Status
published
Library
Cairo

Contents

Date
(Early) IInd century A.D.
Origin
probably Alexandria, province of Egypt
Provenance
Karanis, Herakleidou meris, Arsinoite nome, province of Egypt
Acquisition
28-B167D2-L
Language
Greek
Genre
Documentary
Author
[Claudius Terentianus(?)]
Type of Text/Title of Work
Private Letter
Content
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
Persons
[Claudius Terentianus (see P. Mich. VIII, 467-481 introd.);]
[his father(?) Claudius] Tiberianus (see P. Mich. VIII, 467-481 introd.);
Am[---]
Geographica
Neapolis
Translation
[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)

Information on Publications

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

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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Cataloger
PH
Year Begin
100
Year End
199

Technical Details

Record
2454
Link to this Item
https://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/apis/x-2454/1

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