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Title: Petition, [between 140 B.C. and 136 B.C.?] Author: Petosiris (Priest from the Arsinoite Nome, Egypt), 2nd cent. B.C. Subject: Actions and defenses --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C. Restitution --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C. Shrines --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C. Mummies --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C. Hawks --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C. Priests --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C. Strategi, Greek --332-30 B.C. Egypt --Officials and employees --332-30 B.C. Documentary papyri --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C. Petitions --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C. Material: 1 item : papyrus, five joining fragments, mounted in glass, upper part is broken off ; 16 cm. Note: Actual dimensions of item are 15.2 x 9.8 cm. 20 lines. Written along the fibers on the recto. Lower margin of 1 cm.; left margin of 2 cm.; small right margin. P.Duk.inv. 715 was formerly P.Duk.inv. MF79 55. Papyrus petition from the Arsinoites (modern name: Fayyum), Egypt. Written by Petosiris, son of Petosiris, priest of the shrine of hawks in Oxyrhyncha. Written against Apollonios, the deputy strategos, or highest official in the region. During a recent visit Apollonios had Pais, the son of Petosiris' older brother, taken to the threshing floor, where they presumably took the priests' provisions away. Petosiris requests that they are restituted so that they can continue feeding and mummifying the hawks. Farewell reads, "Good luck." P.Duk.inv. 714 is another copy(?) of this petition in the same hand. In Greek. Descriptive database available in repository. Publications: Joshua D. Sosin, "Abduction at the Threshing Floor," Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 127 (1999) 131-140.
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