Petition (P.Duk.inv. 707)


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Catalogue Record

Title: Petition, [144 B.C.?]
Author: Apollonios (Military settler from the Arsinoite Nome, Egypt), 2nd cent. B.C.
Subject: Dionysios (Military scribe from the Arsinoite Nome, Egypt), fl. 151-144 B.C.
	Complaints (Civil procedure) --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C.
	Soldiers --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C.
	Egypt --Armed Forces --Cavalry --332-30 B.C.
	Scribes --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C.
	Wheat --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C.
	Petitions --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C.
	Documentary papyri --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C.
Material: 1 item : two joining fragments mounted in glass, incomplete; 14 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 13.7 x 9.8 cm.
	18 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto.
	Upper margin of 2.5 cm.; left margin of 1.5 cm.; small
	right margin.
	Extracted from mummy cartonnage with P.Duk.inv. 708-710.
	P.Duk.inv. 707 was formerly P.Duk.inv. MF79 47.
	Papyrus petition from the Arsinoites (modern name:
	Fayyum), Egypt. Written by Apollonios, son of Hermophilos,
	Makedon or Macedonian, a military settler from Oxyrhyncha,
	to Dionysios, chief bodyguard and scribe of the military
	settlers. Petition is written against another military
	settler, Olympiodoros, son of Menoitas, Makedon under
	the command of Hestieios, commander of the fifth
	cavalry unit to whom 100 auroras, an amount of land,
	have been allotted. Olympiodoros had vouched for
	Ptolemaios son of Ordanes in year 26 (145/144 B.C.)
	with regard to the delivery of wheat.
	In Greek.
	Publication: J.F. Oates, "Petition to the Grammateus of the Katoikoi Hippeis." 
	Papyri in Honorem Johannis Bingen Octogenarii (Studia 
	Varia Bruxellensia ad Orbem Graeco-Latinum Pertinentia V [2000]), no. 35, pp. 173-176,
	Descriptive database available in repository.

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