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Title: Petition, [between 140 B.C. and 136 B.C.?] Author: Petosiris (Priest from the Arsinoite Nome, Egypt), 2nd cent. B.C. Subject: Sarapion (Official from the Arsinoite Nome, Egypt) Actions and defenses --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C. Restitution --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C. Shrines --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C. Mummies --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C. Hawks --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C. Priests --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C. Strategi, Greek --332-30 B.C. Egypt --Officials and employees --332-30 B.C. Documentary papyri --Egypt --332-30 B.C. Petitions --Egypt --332-30 B.C. Material: 1 item : papyrus, mounted in glass, lower part is broken off ; 16 cm. Note: Actual dimensions of item are 15.5 x 9.2 cm. 21 lines. Written along the fibers on the recto. Upper margin of 2 cm.; left margin of 1.5 cm.; small right margin. P.Duk.inv. 714 was formerly P.Duk.inv. MF79 54. Papyrus petition from the Arsinoites (modern name: Fayyum), Egypt. Directed to Sarapion, chief bodyguard and strategos, or highest official in the region. Written by Petosiris, son of Petosiris, priest of the shrine of hawks in Oxyrhyncha. Written against Apollonios, the deputy strategos, or highest official in the region. During a recent visit Apollonios had Pais, the son of Petosiris' older brother, taken to the threshing floor, where they presumably took the priests' provisions away. Petosiris requests that they are restituted so that they can continue feeding and mummifying the hawks. P.Duk.inv. 715 is another copy(?) of this text written in the same hand. In Greek. Descriptive database available in repository. Publications: Joshua D. Sosin, "Abduction at the Threshing Floor," Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 127 (1999) 131-140.
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