Draft of a petition to the katholikos (P.Duk.inv. 19 V)


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Title: Draft of a petition to the katholikos, [between 348 Dec. 9 and 348 Dec. 13]
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 and linen cloth, mounted in two frames
	of glass, left part of papyrus is broken off ; 21 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of papyrus are 20.3 x 20.3 cm. Dimensions
	of linen cloth are 8.4 x 16.3 cm.
	31 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the verso; written along
	the fibers on the recto in the same hand.
	Upper margin of 0.5 cm.; lower margin of 1 cm.; small
	right margin.
	P.Duk.inv. 19 V was formerly P.Duk.inv. G 19 V.
	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. Drawn up between Dec. 9 and Dec. 13,
	348 A.D. in Alexandria. Ammon claims the three female
	Phoenician slaves left by his brother Harpokration,
	rhetor and panegyrist in Alexandria. His brother
	died on a trip through Greece, Rome and Constantinople.
	Afterwards, Eugeneios, a clerk at the chancellory,
	claimed the three slaves as having no other legal
	owner and secured the imperial permission to do so
	at some expense.
	In the meantime, Eugeneios approached Ammon at Panopolis
	and even came to some form of agreement with him
	with the help of Ammon's friends. Afterwards, however,
	Eugeneios decided to summon Ammon to Alexandria 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, a high official
	in Alexandria. Second frame of glass has a fine linen
	cloth that was wrapped around P.Duk.inv. 19 when
	it was rolled up. Recto has a power of attorney in
	Greek (P.Duk.inv. 19 R).
	P.Duk.inv. 19 joins P.Köln inv. 4532, which has been
	on indefinite loan to Duke University since 1986.
	In Greek.
	Descriptive database available in repository.
	Other drafts of this petition include 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, P.Duk.inv. 217 R and
	P.Duk.inv. 1278.
Publication: The Archive of Ammon Scholasticus of Panopolis 
	(P.Ammon), ed. W.H. Willis and K. Maresch. I 12. Opladen 1997.

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