ï~~40 George Bevan Study in Regionalism," BASP 39 (2002) 149-164. Yiftach concludes that the donatio mortis causa was used most often in villages, while the 6taO Kq was more commonly used in metropoleis. For more discussion of the nature of the donatio mortis causa itself and bibliography, see P.J. Sijpesteijn, "A Donatio Mortis Causa," ZPE 98 (1993) 294-295; and J. Farr, "Manumission in the Form of a Donatio Mortis Causa," BASP 30 (1993) 93-97, with bibliography. See also, more generally, see E. Champlin, Final Judgements: Duty and Emotion in Roman Wills, 200 B.C. - A.D. 250 (Berkeley 1991). 12 The date when the legator's covenant was made - 25 July - 23 August 109 - is not absolute evidence for the date of the return itself. Legatees would, it seems, delay registration for as long as possible, with some delaying over 20 years (for this, see S. Avogadro, "Le aroypayapcd di propriety nell'Egitto grecoromano," Aegyptus 15, 1935, 190-191). But the fact that the declaration was made KGtd T rcpooEcayptva (seen the note on 1. 3) makes a general return in or after 109 the most likely candidate (see introduction). The general return in 109 may have forced this legatee's hand. For the ypaypeiov at Talao, see P Oxy. 50.3560.5 with commentary. 14. [p' j ] dier [a] Otrp: For parallels to this expression in other property returns, see P.Harr. 1.74.25, POxy. 1.75.15, and POxy. 3.482.35-36. 15 tr ctXciyr v 6 o.rcri]pt av pot: 6 rnatrp, the declarant's father, is likely the subject of nrce pptoev. The verb ritptoev, typical for an inter vivos transfer (see note on 1. 11 above), is not usually found in this compounded form, but see BGU 11.2063.7-8: Â~TrteqptaYv | [ot. 0
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