ï~~Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 47 (2010) 45-65 A Gymnasial Registration Report from Oxyrhynchus1 Uri Yiftach-Firanko Hebrew University Abstract (Re)edition of PSI 7.731 + P.Col. inv. 134, a gymnasial registration report from Oxyrhynchus, issued sometime after 97/8 CE, for a resident of Herakleous Topoi whose father had been registered in Dromos Gymnasiou, where the examination of the resident's credentials had taken place. Discussion of the gymnasial registration procedure. PSI 7.731 + P.Col. inv. 134 consists of two fragments: the upper fragment is located in the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana in Florence. It was purchased in Cairo in 1922 and published shortly afterwards, in 1925. The lower fragment was purchased by H.I. Bell in 1924 and was assigned by him to the University of Columbia, where it is now located in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library. It has never been published. The two fragments join perfectly, around 1. 17 of the Florentine text. The papyrus consists of three different documents which reflect the history of its use in antiquity. On the recto we find two different documents: on the left, the text published here, a report of the registration of Zenas son of Zenas as a member of the gymnasion of Oxyrhynchus with an account of the legal grounds for his admission. The report formed part of, or was copied from, a tomos synkollesimos. On the right we spot a perhaps related document, but only a few letters are preserved at the beginning of each line, so that its nature cannot be established with certainty.2 The verso contains a text from the late 1 I would like to thank Professors R.S. Bagnall, D. Hagedorn, and A. J6rdens for proposing some of the readings in the text, Drs. R. Ast and J. Lougovoya for the conservation of P.Col. inv. 134, and Professor R. Pintaudi and Dr. S. Russo for placing at my disposal a picture of PSI 7.731. The present article was prepared in the course of the project "Greek Law in Roman Times," sponsored by the Israel Science Foundation, and during a period of research as a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung at the Institut fir Papyrologie of the University of Heidelberg. 2 In 1. 10 of the Florentine fragment we may read o6w ([iv a ]Ipo6p?). In the Columbia fragment we read in 1. 4 HpctKXicq, in 1. 6 -Too uio6q, and in line 7 Apxt3iou.
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