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Title: Draft of a petition to the katholikos, [between 348 Dec. 9 and 348 Dec. 13] 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. Lawyers --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 and linen cloth, mounted in two frames of glass, incomplete. Note: Actual dimensions of the papyrus are 38.1 x 14.0 cm. Dimensions of the linen cloth are 23.6 x 21.0 cm. 38 lines. Written across the fibers on the verso; written along the fibers on the recto. Upper margin of 1.5 cm.; lower margin of 8.0 cm.; small right margin. P.Duk.inv. 18 V was formerly P.Duk.inv. G 18 V. 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. Drawn up between Dec. 9 and Dec. 13, 348 A.D. in Alexandria. Ammon claims the three female Phoenician slaves left by his brother Harpokration, rhetor and panegyrist in Alexandria. His brother died on a trip through Greece, Rome and Constantinople. Afterwards, Eugeneios, a clerk at the chancellory, claimed the three slaves as having no other legal owner and secured the imperial permission to do so at some expense. In the meantime, Eugeneios approached Ammon at Panopolis and even came to some form of agreement with him with the help of Ammon's friends. Afterwards, however, Eugeneios decided to summon Ammon to Alexandria 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, a high official in Alexandria. Second frame of glass has the coarse linen cloth that was wrapped around P.Duk.inv. 18 when it was rolled up. Recto has another draft of a petition to the katholikos in Greek (P.Duk.inv. 18 R). In Greek. Descriptive database available in repository. Other drafts of this petition include P.Duk.inv. 18 R, 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, P.Duk.inv. 217 R and P.Duk.inv. 1278. Publication: The Archive of Ammon Scholasticus of Panopolis (P.Ammon) ed. W.H. Willis and K. Maresch. I 9. Opladen 1997.
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