Draft of a petition to the katholikos (P.Duk.inv. 189 R)


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Catalogue Record

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, nineteen partly joining fragments,
	mounted in glass, right part is broken off ; 26 x 43 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 25.9 x 43.0 cm.
	70 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto in two columns
	in Ammon's informal hand; additional text on the
	recto written across the fibres in Ammon's informal
	hand; written along the fibers on the verso in Ammon's
	draft hand.
	Upper margin of 2 cm.; lower margin of 1 cm.; left
	margin of 4 cm.
	P.Duk.inv. 189 R was formerly P.Duk.inv. G 189 R.
	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.
	Afterwards 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 Ammon 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(?). Despite this agreement, Ammon was summoned
	to Alexandria to appear before the katholikos, a
	high official. 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. Verso has another draft
	of a petition to the katholikos in Greek (P.Duk.inv. 189 V).
	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 V, P.Duk.inv.
	217 R, and P.Duk.inv. 1278.
	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 7. Opladen 1997

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