Draft of a petition to the katholikos (P.Duk.inv. 187 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, two fragments which do not join,
	mounted in glass, incomplete ; 4 x 15 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 3.2 x 15.0 cm.
	6 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto in Ammon's informal
	hand, apparently in the lower margin of another text;
	written along the fibers on the verso in Ammon's
	informal hand.
	Small lower margin; left margin of 0.5 cm.
	P.Duk.inv. 187 R was formerly P.Duk.inv. G 187 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 in Alexandria. 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 a draft of a petition in Greek
	(P.Duk.inv. 187 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. 188
	R, P.Duk.inv. 189 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 8. Opladen 1997.

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