P.Mich.inv. 645 / Recto

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Record Details

Inventory Number
P.Mich.inv. 645
Processing Number
2836
Section/Side
Recto
Image Side
Recto

Background and Physical Properties

Publ./Side
Recto; Verso is blank
Connections
Archive of Kronion son of Apion, nomographos of the grapheion of Tebtynis
Material
Pap
Size
13 x 26 cm
Items
1
Lines
28
Mounted
No
Negative
No
Conservation Status
badly torn at the top and at the lower right-hand corner; numerous cracks traverse the sheet both vertically and horizontally
Palaeographic Description
The first hand is a rather irregular cursive; the second, also cursive, is small, upright, and carefully formed. (Boak)
Status
published
Library
Ann Arbor

Contents

Date
September 13, 24 A.D.
Origin
Tebtynis, Polemonos meris, Arsinoite nome, province of Egypt
Provenance
Tebtynis, Polemonos meris, Arsinoite nome, province of Egypt
Acquisition
1921: acquired by Kelsey from Nahman in Cairo
Language
Greek
Genre
Documentary
Author
Marepsemis son of Marepsemis & 3 other priests acting as sluice guards
Type of Text/Title of Work
Oath of the Sluice Guards
Content
Oath submitted to the inspector of sowing of the Arsinoite nome by four priests of Tebtynis who
have been appointed guards of two sluice gates, which apparently opened onto temple land
Persons
Marepsemis son of Marepsemis grandson of Kalatytis <or: son of Marepsemis alias Kalatytis>, hiereus, (aphesophylax);
Pecheus son of Psoiphis (Psyphis), hiereus, (aphesophylax);
Sokonopis son of Sokonopis, hiereus, (aphesophylax);
Phanesis son of Pastoous, hiereus, (aphesophylax);
Gaius Iulius Philetos, katasporeus of the Arsinoite nome;
Tiberius, Emperor;
Apion, nomographos of Tebtynis
Geographica
Arsinoite nome; Tebtynis, Polemonos meris
Translation
(1st hand) [Marepsemis], about 21 years old, with a scar on his left calf.
[Pecheus], about 45 years old, with a scar on his left thumb.
Sokonopis, about 40 years old, with a scar on the first finger of his left hand.
Phanesis, about 38 years old, with a scar on his left calf.
To Gaius Iulius Philetos, inspector of sowing of the Arsinoite nome, from Marepsemis, son of Marepsemis, grandson of Kalatytis, and Pecheus, son of Psyphis, who guard the priest's sluice to the west of the bridge, and from Sokonopis, son of Sokonopis, and Phanesis, son of Pastoous, who guard the priests' sluice to the east. We four, priests of Tebtynis in the division of Polemon, who guard the two sluices aforesaid swear by Tiberius Caesar Augustus Novus <read: Novus Augustus> Imperator, son of the deified Augustus, that we will each guard his own sluice in addition to all expenses and attend it every hour so that no loss may ensue; and if any collapse or break should occur, we ourselves will be responsible for all damage that follows. If we swear truly, may it be well with us, but if we swear falsely, the opposite. Apion, the village nomographos, wrote for those who are illiterate. The 11th year of Tiberius Caesar Augustus, the 16th of the month Sebastos.
(2nd hand) I, Marepsemis, son of Marepsemis, grandson of Kalatytis, have sworn the aforesaid oath with the others, and I will act as a guard and do as aforesaid. The 11th year of Tiberius Caesar Augustus, the 16th of the month Sebastos.

Information on Publications

Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections
Raccolta di scritti in onore di G. Lumbroso Boak AER 1925 45-48 SB III 7174 Boak AER, Raccolta di scritti in onore di G. Lumbroso, 45-48, 1925 -- SB III 7174 -- BL III,181 (l. 18-19); BL VI, 136 (bibliography) BL III,181 (l. 18-19); BL VI, 136 (bibliography)
Select Papyri II, 1 Edgar CC-Hunt AS 1934 328 Edgar CC-Hunt AS, Select Papyri II, 1, 328, 1934

Information on Publications--Further Republications

Further Republications
Rep Editor - Boak AER; Rep Ser. - PMich V; 1944; No. 233

Information on Publications--Bibliography

Bibliography
A.E.R. Boak, Aegyptus 7 (1926) p. 148; U. Wilcken, Archiv 8 (1927) p. 92, n. 2; P.Tebt. III.1, 703, 38; N. Lewis, BASP 4 (1967) p. 19-21; H.C. Youtie, ZPE 22 (1976) p. 43-44 [H. C. Youtie, Scriptiunculae Posteriores. I (Bonn, 1981) No. 65, pp. 325-331.]

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Institution
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Cataloging

Cataloger
PH
Year Begin
24
Year End
24

Technical Details

Image Size
3480 x 4608
File Size
2 MB
Record
2836
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