Official letter (P.Duk.inv. 598)


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Catalogue Record

Title: Official letter, Year 32 Epeiph 29 [138 B.C. Aug. 21]
Subject: Pesouris (Royal scribe from the Heracleopolite Nome, Egypt),  2nd cent. B.C.
	Euphranor (Strategos from the Heracleopolite Nome,
	Egypt), 2nd cent. B.C.
	Requisitions, Military --Egypt --332-30 B.C.
	Wine and wine making --Egypt --Heracleopolite Nome --332-30 B.C.
	Scribes --Egypt --Heracleopolite Nome --332-30 B.C.
	Strategi, Greek --332-30 B.C.
	Egypt --Officials and employees --332-30 B.C.
	Documentary papyri --Egypt --Heracleopolite Nome --332-30 B.C.
	Correspondence --Egypt --Heracleopolite Nome --332-30 B.C.
Material: 1 item : papyrus, three joining fragments mounted in
	glass ; 23 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 23.0 x 17.9 cm.
	12 lines.
	Written across the fibers on the recto.
	Upper margin of 3.5 cm.; lower margin of 3.5 cm.
	P.Duk.inv. 598 was formerly P.Duk.inv. MF74 1.
	Papyrus copy of an official letter about Pesouris,
	basilikos grammateus or royal scribe of the Herakleopolites
	(Heracleopolite Nome), Egypt. Written to Euphranor,
	strategos or highest official in the region. Copy
	sent with a cover letter to Pesouris(?). Reports
	the illegal requisition of wine and mentions Polemaios,
	the person who is second in command after the strategos.
	Dated to Epeiph 29, year 32 (August 21, 138 B.C.).
	In Greek.
	Publication: J. D. Sosin and J. Bauschatz, "Four Duke Papyri concerning 
	Pesouris, Basilikos Grammateus," 
	Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 141(2002) 177—190.
	Descriptive database available in repository.

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