Petition (P.Duk.inv. 179 V)


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Catalogue Record

Title: Petition, [between 348 and 366]
Author: Aurelios Ammon, Scholastikos, fl. 348.
Subject: Complaints (Civil procedure) --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Governors --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Landowners --Egypt --Akhmim --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Water rights --Egypt --Akhmim --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Offenses against property --Egypt --Akhmim --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, reconstructed from numerous fragments,
	mounted in glass ; 56 x 27 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 56.0 x 26.7 cm.
	39 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the verso in Ammon's small
	hand; written along the fibers on the recto in Ammon's
	careful hand.
	Upper margin of 2.5 cm.; lower margin of 26 cm.; left
	margin of 1 cm.; right margin of 0.5 cm.
	P.Duk.inv. 179 V was formerly P.Duk.inv. G 179 V.
	Petition from Panopolis (modern name: Akhmim), Egypt,
	written on papyrus. Ammon, the well-known scholastikos,
	or lawyer, petitions the praefectus Aegypti or prefect
	of Egypt. Someone has harmed his "island" land, which
	he had planted with vines and other perennials with
	great care and expense. Ammon has made regular tax
	payments for the land. Ammon's opponent has impeded
	its water supply by encroaching upon other(?) land
	belonging to Ammon. Also mentions Flavius Eutolmius
	Tatianus, apparently still the governor of the Thebaid
	and not yet the prefect of Egypt, which he became
	in January A.D. 367. Belongs to the archive of Ammon.
	Recto has a petition in Greek (P.Duk.inv. 179 R).
	P.Duk.inv. 179 V joins to P.Köln inv. 4536, which has
	been on indefinite loan to Duke University since 1986.
	In Greek.
	Descriptive database available in repository.

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