Background and Physical Properties
- Recto; Verso is blank
- 19.1 x 23.7 cm
- 24 lines
- Conservation Status
- A light-brown papyrus, cut off regularly at the left and right-hand sides and at the bottom. At the bottom there is a margin of 7 cm., at the left one of 2.5 cm. Attempts have clearly been made to make the lines run up to the very edge on the right. There is a kollesis at 4 cm from the right-hand side. On side on the verso the papyrus has twice been reinforced by means of another piece of papyrus.
- Palaeographic Description
- Strokes have some times been added to the letters; abbreviations or superposition have sometimes become necessary. The hand is highly skilled and writes regular letters. The text runs parallel to the fibers and is mutilated at the folds (6 vertical once); it has faded at the right-hand.
- Department of Special Collections; Memorial Library; Madison; Wisconsin
- April 26, 305 A.D.
- Philadelphia, Herakleidou meris, Arsinoite nome, province of Egypt
- Aurelius Pamutis son of Athiois; Aurelius Arrianos son of Arguleus
- Type of Text/Title of Work
- Petition to a Strategus
- The papyrus contains a letter written by the two komarchoi of Philadelphia and addressed to Apion, strategus of the Arsinoites (undoubtedly of the divison of Herakleides, in which both Philadelphia and Tanis are situated. They complain about an inadequate water supply. The consequence is that they can’t cultivate their estates properly, which again results in large debts to the tameion, a consequence they cleverly emphasize. They set out recognising the prime importance of this treasury.
- Subject Headings
- Inadequate water supply
- Aurelius Apion;
- Aurelius Pamutis, son of Athiois;
- Aurelius Arrianos, son of Arguleus;
- Aurelius Kastorion;
- Aurelius Kopres, son of Euporos.
- During the consulate of our lords Constantius and Maximianus, the most illustrious Caesares, the 5th time. To Aurelius Apion, strategus of the Arsinoites from Aurelius Pamutis, son of Athiois and Aurelius Arrianos, son of Arguleus, both komarchoi of the village of Philadelphia. We act in connection with the benefit of the most sacred treasury and the organizing of our village. Best of the strategi, for a long time we inhabit our village having a great many debts, truly not in connection with our village, but in fact in connection with the part Tanis. In order now that we, too, can get the water forthwith and benefit and cultivate all our land and can pay the state-taxes for this and the annona and all kinds of extra charges we submit this document to you, requesting that you, by means of your servants, inform the most exalted council through the prytanis in office, Aurelius Kastorion, in order that it (the council) carry out an inspection, making an estimate of the states of the stream and which are covered with stones, situated in the village of Tanis of your nome, so that we too can benefit from the coming up of the flax and have drinkable water and sow the flat land of our village and stay in our own territory and have benefit from our own possessions. Farewell. The year 21 and 13 of our lords Diocletianus and Maximianus Augusti and Constantius and Maximianus the most illustrious Caesar, the 1st Pachon. Aurelius Pamutis and Aurelius Arrianos, we have submitted it. Aurelius Kopres, son of Euporos, I have written it for them, because they can not write.
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Information on Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections PWisc I Sijpesteijn P.J. 1967 32 Plate XII Sijpesteijn P.J., PWisc I, 32, 1967, Plate XII -- Chronique D'Egypte 84, 416-420 Chronique D'Egypte 84, 416-420
Information on Publications--Bibliography
- Hagedorn Dieter, Bemerkungen zu einigen Wisconsin Papyri. ZPE 1 (1967) pp. 143-160; Lewis Naphtali, Noemata legontos. 19-29, BASP 5 (1968) pp. 25-30. Hagedorn Dieter, Bemerkungen zu Urkunden; ZPE 142 (2003) pp. 143-146
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