Draft of an official letter (P.Duk.inv. 605 V)


150 dpi image of 605v

72 dpi image of 605v

Catalogue Record

Title: Draft of an official letter, [on or after 9 May 137 B.C.]
Subject: Libel and slander --Egypt --332-30 B.C.
	Courts --Egypt --332-30 B.C.
	Dispute resolution (Law) --Egypt --332-30 B.C.
	Egypt --Officials and employees --Correspondence --332-30 B.C.
	Documentary papyri --Egypt --Heracleopolite Nome --332-30 B.C.
	Correspondence --Egypt --Heracleopolite Nome --332-30 B.C.
Material: 1 item : papyrus, six joining fragments mounted in
	glass, incomplete at the bottom(?) ; 22 x 30 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 21.3 x 29.8 cm.
	23 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto; written across
	the fibers on the recto inverse to the text on the
	verso and in a different hand.
	Upper margin of 3 cm.; left margin of 4 cm.; right
	margin of 0.5 cm.
	P.Duk.inv. 605 V was formerly P.Duk.inv. MF74 8 V.
	Papyrus draft of a letter from the Herakleopolites
	(Heracleopolite Nome), Egypt. Relates to the case
	reported in P.Duk.inv. 599 and 605 R and suggests
	an end should be put to the mutual slander. Mentions
	someone named Dionysios and a joint court session.
	Recto has an official letter in Greek (P.Duk.inv. 605 R).
	In Greek.
	Publication: J. D. Sosin and J. Bauschatz, "Four Duke Papyri 
	concerning Pesouris, Basilikos Grammateus," 
	Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 141(2002) 177—190.
	Descriptive database available in repository.

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