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Title: Draft of a petition to the katholikos,  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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