Petition (P.Duk.inv. 879)


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Catalogue Record

Title: Petition, [2--]
Author: Aurelios Hierax (son of Besas from Lycopolis, Egypt), 3rd cent.
Subject: Complaints (Civil procedure) --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Lycopolis (Egypt) --Officials and employees --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Guardian and ward --Egypt --Lycopolis --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Governors --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Scribes --Egypt --Lycopolis --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Orphans --Egypt --Lycopolis --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Documentary papyri --Egypt --Lycopolis --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Petitions --Egypt --Lycopolis --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
Material: 1 item : papyrus, three joining fragments mounted in
	glass, incomplete ; 20 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 19.3 x 11.5 cm.
	24 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto in a careful
	hand; traces of ink on the  verso.
	Upper margin of 1.5 cm.
	P.Duk.inv. 879 was formerly P.Duk.inv. S73 1.
	Petition from Lycopolis, Egypt, written on papyrus.
	The petition is directed to the governor of Egypt
	(praefectus Aegypti) by Aurelios Hierax son of Besas
	and grandson of Hierakion who belongs to the settlers
	in Lycopolis. The scribe of the council had appointed
	Hierax to become the guardian of a minor even though
	Hierax had already performed the heaviest civil services.
	Hierax now claims poverty as an excuse.
	In Greek.
	Descriptive database available in repository.
Publications: Lewis, N. "Protest against appointment
	to a liturgy." Bulletin of the American Society of
	Papyrologists 29(1992): 135-139 (plate 30).
	See also SB XX 14335.

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