Draft of a petition to the katholikos (P.Duk.inv. 217 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, three fragments of which two join,
	mounted in glass, incomplete ; 11 x 24 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 10.6 x 23.1 cm.
	14 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto in Ammon's informal
	hand; written across the fibers on the verso in Ammon's
	informal hand and inverse to the text on the recto.
	Upper margin of 1 cm.; left margin of 1.5 cm.
	P.Duk.inv. 217 R was formerly G 217 R.
	Draft of a petition from Panopolis (modern name: Ahkmim),
	Egypt, written on papyrus. Draft 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 in Alexandria.
	Ammon claims the 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. 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. Papyrus
	belongs to the archive of Ammon. Verso has a draft
	of a petition in Greek (P.Duk.inv. 217 V).
	P.Duk.inv. 217 R joins P.Köln inv. 4547, which has
	been on indefinite loan to Duke University since 1986.
	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. 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 15. Opladen 1997

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