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Title: Petition, [2--] Author: Aurelios Hierax (son of Besas from Lycopolis, Egypt), 3rd cent. Subject: Complaints (Civil procedure) --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Lycopolis (Egypt) --Officials and employees --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Guardian and ward --Egypt --Lycopolis --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Governors --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Scribes --Egypt --Lycopolis --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Orphans --Egypt --Lycopolis --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Documentary papyri --Egypt --Lycopolis --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Petitions --Egypt --Lycopolis --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Material: 1 item : papyrus, three joining fragments mounted in glass, incomplete ; 20 cm. Note: Actual dimensions of item are 19.3 x 11.5 cm. 24 lines. Written along the fibers on the recto in a careful hand; traces of ink on the verso. Upper margin of 1.5 cm. P.Duk.inv. 879 was formerly P.Duk.inv. S73 1. Petition from Lycopolis, Egypt, written on papyrus. The petition is directed to the governor of Egypt (praefectus Aegypti) by Aurelios Hierax son of Besas and grandson of Hierakion who belongs to the settlers in Lycopolis. The scribe of the council had appointed Hierax to become the guardian of a minor even though Hierax had already performed the heaviest civil services. Hierax now claims poverty as an excuse. In Greek. Descriptive database available in repository. Publications: Lewis, N. "Protest against appointment to a liturgy." Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 29(1992): 135-139 (plate 30). See also SB XX 14335.
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