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Title: Draft of a petition to the katholikos, 348 Author: Aurelios Ammon, Scholastikos, fl. 348 Subject: Phlaouios Sisinnios, Katholikos, fl. 348 Complaints (Civil procedure) --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Egypt --Officials and employees --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Inheritance and succession --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Slaveholders --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Slaves --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Wills --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Documentary papyri --Egypt --Akhmim --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Petitions --Egypt --Akhmim --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Material: 1 item : papyrus, two joining fragments, mounted in glass ; 31 cm. Note: Actual dimensions of item are 30.7 x 26.0 cm. 70 lines. Written along and across the fibers in the four margins on the recto; written along the fibers on the verso, all in Ammon's informal hand. Small(?) upper margin; lower margin of 1 cm. P.Duk.inv. 1278 was formerly P.Köln inv. 4533. Draft of a petition from Panopolis (modern name: Akhmim), Egypt, written on papyrus. Petition is written by Ammon, the well-known scholastikos, or lawyer, to Flavius Sisinnius, katholikos, a high official in Alexandria. Petition was drawn up between December 9 and 13, 348 in Alexandria. Ammon claims three female Phoenician slaves left by his brother Harpokration, rhetor and panegyrist, in Alexandria with his landlord Konon. According to Aurelius Aetios, Ammon's brother died abroad on a trip through Greece, Rome and Constantinople. Eugeneios, an imperial secretary, claimed the three slaves as having no other legal owner and secured the imperial permission to do so at some expense (Serenianus son of Palladios told Ammon). In the meantime Eugeneios found out that Harpokration had a brother in Panopolis and approached him there in person. They even came to some form of agreement with the help of their friends, Paniskos, a former judge in Alexandria, Apollon the poet (Ammon's nephew) and Horion, another poet(?). However, Ammon was summoned to Alexandria to appear before the katholikos after all. Now that the wills of Harpokration have been found, Ammon expects to be able to secure all three slaves for himself. The slaves are currently in the custody of the office of the katholikos. Part of the archive of Ammon. Recto has a declaration to the katholikos in Greek (P.Duk.inv. 1278 R). Other drafts of this petition include P.Duk.inv. 18 R, P.Duk.inv. 18 V, P.Duk.inv. 19 V, P.Duk.inv. 187 R, P.Duk.inv. 188 R, P.Duk.inv. 189 R, P.Duk.inv. 189 V, and P.Duk.inv. 217 R. In Greek. Descriptive database available in repository. Publication: The Archive of Ammon Scholasticus of Panopolis (P.Ammon), ed. W.H. Willis and K. Maresch. I 13. Opladen 1997
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