Draft of a petition to the katholikos (P.Duk.inv. 1278)


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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, two joining fragments, mounted in
	glass ; 31 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 30.7 x 26.0 cm.
	70 lines.
	Written along and across the fibers in the four margins
	on the recto; written along the fibers on the verso,
	all in Ammon's informal hand.
	Small(?) upper margin; lower margin of 1 cm.
	P.Duk.inv. 1278 was formerly P.Köln inv. 4533.
	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.
	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 him 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(?). However, Ammon was summoned to Alexandria
	to appear before the katholikos after all. 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. Recto has a declaration to the katholikos
	in Greek (P.Duk.inv. 1278 R).
	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 R, P.Duk.inv.
	189 V, and P.Duk.inv. 217 R.
	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 13.
	 Opladen 1997

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