P.Mich.inv. 6979

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Record Details

Inventory Number
P.Mich.inv. 6979
Processing Number
3058
Section/Side
Recto

Background and Physical Properties

Publ./Side
Recto; Verso is blank
Material
Pap
Size
a: 11.6 x 14.0 cm
b: 13.0 x 20.4 cm
c: 2.5 x 2.7 cm
Items
3
Lines
1-21
Mounted
Yes
Negative
Yes
Conservation Status
Broken into three fragments which no longer join. Two larger pieces preserve a larger margin to about 2.5 cm.
Palaeographic Description
Clear Ptolemaic hand.
Status
published
Library
Ann Arbor

Contents

Date
July 15, 215 B.C.
Origin
Krokodilopolis, Arsinoite nome, Egypt
Provenance
Krokodilopolis, Arsinoite nome, Egypt
Acquisition
from cartonnage; bought in 1983 from M. Fackelmann
Language
Greek
Genre
Documentary
Author
Peteuris
Type of Text/Title of Work
Enteuxis
Content
Peteuris, the fuller, asks the king to summon Tettaphos the epistates of Lysimachis and to begin the investigation of the charges which Peteuris has filed against him.
Subject Headings
everyday life
Persons
Tettaphos, chief-of-police of Lysimachis,
Thasos, the isionomos,
Menniskos,
Xennias,
Peteuris, the phylakites,
Hermippos,
Poseidonios,
Poseidion, strategos
Geographica
Lysimachis,
Krokodilopolis
Translation
"[I am being wronged by Tettaphos who is the chief-of-police of Lysimachis. For on the 1st of P]aun[i in the] 6th fiscal [year, he came to my shop and asked me for the himation that] Tha[sos the isionomos of the residents] in Ly[simachis had given m]e to clean; [when I asked him for the stipulated payment, he] made no reply, but attacking me in the aforesa]id village with Meniskos and Xennias, [he laid hands on me - - -striking me] with fists and kicks on whatever part [of my body] he chanced [- - -. When (?)] he had given [me] into the custody of the phylakites, since it was the hieromenia, [I was released and I went (?) to] Krokodilopolis on the 3rd of the same month. [- - -] Tettaphos, against whom I lodge this complaint, taking Peteuris, the phylakites, and [- - -] searched, looking for me in order to beat me up, [but not finding me] because [I was] in Krokodilopolis, they lay in wait for me until - - [- I returned to my work]shop. Thus Tettaphos, Xennias, Meniskos, Mermippos and P[- - -] entered [my workshop] carrying clubs, attacked me [with numerous blows, and] scattered my inventory in the presence of [Peteuris, the] phylakites, on which matters I called him to witness. [- - -] in the violence [many things,] the quantity [of which] I do not know, were ruined. Poseidonios, [the oikonomos, requested that] Poseidion, the strategos, write to [Tettaphos] to proceed to Krokodilopolis, and] I ask [and beg you, O king, to order Poseidion, the] strategos, to request Tettaphos to [appear before] him [and - - -; to submit (?) into the village [- - - on these matters that have been] done against me, [Poseidion to decide (?). When redress and [- - -] have taken place, [I, if you so decide, will] have happened [upon your] help, [O, king.] Farewell.

Information on Publications

Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections
ZPE 76 T Caulfield - A Estner & S Stephens 1989 250-4 Pl XV SB XX 15001 T Caulfield - A Estner & S Stephens, ZPE 76, 250-4, 1989, Pl XV -- SB XX 15001
ZPE 79 Bain D 1989 71-2 Bain D, ZPE 79, 71-2, 1989

Cataloging

Cataloger
TC
Year Begin
-215
Year End
-215

Technical Details

Image Size
6548 x 5813
File Size
5 MB
Record
3058
Link to this Item
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