Petition (P.Duk.inv. 677)


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Catalogue Record

Title: Petition, Year 3, after Epeiph 1 [202 B.C. Aug. 9]
Author: Thasis, daughter of Horos, 3rd cent. B.C.
Subject: Aetos (Strategos from the Arsinoite Nome, Egypt), 3rd cent. B.C.
	Complaints (Criminal procedure) --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C.
	False imprisonment --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C.
	Strategi, Greek --332-30 B.C.
	Egypt --Officials and employees --332-30 B.C.
	Women sales personnel --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C.
	Widows --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C.
	Documentary papyri --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C.
	Petitions --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C.
Material: 1 item : papyrus, six joining fragments mounted in
	glass ; 34 x 9 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 33.2 x 8.8 cm.
	31 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto.
	Upper margin of 2.5 cm.; lower margin of 3.5 cm.; left
	margin of 1 cm.; small right margin.
	Extracted from mummy cartonnage with P.Duk.inv. 674-676.
	P.Duk.inv. 677 was formerly P.Duk.inv. MF79 4.
	Papyrus petition from the Arsinoites (modern name:
	Fayyum), Egypt. Thasis, daughter of Horos from Krokodilon
	polis (Arsinoë), writes to Aetos the strategos, the
	highest official in the region. Thasis accuses Anches,
	a honey seller from Krokodilon polis, of illegally
	having Aetos' assistant Alexandros put her in prison
	on Epeiph 1, year 3 (Aug. 9, 202 B.C.). Thasis is
	a widow. She requests a hearing before the strategos.
	The farewell reads, "good luck."
	In Greek.
	Descriptive database available in repository.
Publications: Joshua D. Sosin, "P.Duk.Inv.677: Aetos: from
	Arsinoite Strategos to Eponymous Priest," in Zeitschrift für
	Papyrologie und Epigraphik 116 (1997) 141-146 (plates 3-4).

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Last updated by Joshua D. Sosin on 09/19/97