P.Mich.inv. 658 / Recto

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Record Details

Inventory Number
P.Mich.inv. 658
Processing Number
2881
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 28 cm
Items
1
Lines
32
Mounted
No
Negative
No
Conservation Status
In excellent condition
Palaeographic Description
The first hand is in a small cursive; the second is a large upright cursive written with considerable care and with great regularity in the form and size of the letters (Boak)
Status
published
Library
Ann Arbor

Contents

Date
November 23, 47 A.D.
Origin
Either Areos kome or 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
Thouonis son of Akousilaos
Type of Text/Title of Work
Petition to a Strategos
Content
Petition addressed to Apollonios, strategos of the division of Polemon, by Thouonis, son of Akousilaos, who complains that he and his wife Tanouris have been abused and that his wife has been brutally mishandled by Bentetis, a herdsman of Oxyrhyncha.
Persons
Thouonis son of Akousilaos, husband of Tanouris;
Tanouris daughter of Heronas, wife of Thouonis;
Bentetis son of Bentetis, probatoktenotrophos;
Claudius, emperor;
(unnamed) prosbyteroi (presbyteroi)
Geographica
Areos kome, Polemonos meris, Arsinoite nome; Oxyrhyncha
Translation
About 26 years old, with a scar on the left side of his neck and the left forearm. His wife Tanouris, daughter of Heronas. Against Bentetis, son of Bentetis, from Thouonis, son of Akousilaos, of Areos kome, the 26th of the present month Neos Sebastos of the 8th year of Tiberius.
(2nd hand) To Apollonios, strategos of the Arsinoite nome, from Thouonis, son of Akousilaos, of Areos kome of the division of Polemon, the 26th of the present month Neos Sebastos of the 8th year of Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus Imperator. While I was having a reckoning with Bentetis, son of Bentetis, a herdsman of Oxyrhyncha in the same division, regarding pay and allowances which he owes me, he then, not wishing to pay me but to cheat me, acted insultingly to me and to my wife Tanouris, daughter of Heronas, in the aforesaid Areos kome. And besides this he also mercilessly inflicted on my wife Tanouris many blows on whatever parts of her body he could, although she was pregnant, with the result that she gave birth to a dead child and she herself is confined to bed and is in danger of her life. Therefore I ask you to write to the elders of Oxyrhyncha to send the accused to you for the coming assizes. Farewell.
The eighth year of Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus Imperator, the 27th of the month Neos Sebastos.
Thouonis, about 26 years old, with a scar on the left side of his neck and on his left forearm.

Information on Publications

Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections
PMich V Boak AER 1944 228 Boak AER, PMich V, 228, 1944

Information on Publications--Bibliography

Bibliography
Tomasz Derda, ARSINOITHS NOMOS. Administration of the Fayum under Roman Rule, Warsaw 2006, p. 89

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Institution
sc

Cataloging

Cataloger
PH
Year Begin
47
Year End
47

Technical Details

Record
2881
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