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Title: Petition, [2nd cent. B.C.] Author: Petosiris (Village scribe of Oxyrhyncha, Egypt), 2nd cent. B.C. Subject: Ptolemaios (Strategos from the Arsinoite Nome, Egypt), 2nd cent. B.C. Extortion --Egypt --Oxyrhyncha (Extinct city) --332-30 B.C. Scribes --Egypt --Oxyrhyncha (Extinct city) --332-30 B.C. Strategi, Greek --332-30 B.C. Fayyum (Egypt) --Officials and employees --332-30 B.C. Dikes (Engineering) --Egypt --Oxyrhyncha (Extinct city) --332-30 B.C. Complaints (Civil procedure) --Egypt --Oxyrhyncha (Extinct city) --332-30 B.C. Documentary papyri --Egypt --Oxyrhyncha (Extinct city) --332-30 B.C. Petitions --Egypt --Oxyrhyncha (Extinct city) --332-30 B.C. Material: 1 item : papyrus, mounted in glass, right part broken off ; 30 cm. Note: Actual dimensions of item are 29.5 x 16.4 cm. 18 lines. Written across the fibers on the verso; written along the fibers on the recto in a different hand. Upper margin of 3.5 cm; lower margin of 9 cm. Extracted from mummy cartonnage with P.Duk.inv. 313-316 and P.Duk.inv. 318-323. P.Duk.inv. 317 V (b) was formerly P.Duk.inv. MF84 5 V. Papyrus petition from Petosiris, the village scribe of Oxyrhyncha in the Arsinoites (modern name: Fayyum), Egypt to the strategos Ptolemaios, a high civil and army official in the region. Petosiris complains that another high official(?) extorted money from his village. Due to the extortion, the village could not afford to pay workers to perform necessary tasks, such as maintaining dikes. To the left is a documentary text in Demotic (P.Duk.inv. 317 V (a)). On the recto is another documentary text in Demotic (P.Duk.inv. 317 R (a)) and a letter in Demotic (P.Duk.inv. 317 R (b)). In Greek. Descriptive database available in repository.
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