OPES Oslo Papyri Electronic System

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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 323
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Size:
26 x 9.7 cm.
Lines:
Recto - 19; Verso - 1
Publication side:
Recto; Verso address
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Contents:

 
Date:
August 23, 1 A.D.
Origin:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Provenance:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Acquisition:
Purchased by Eitrem in Egypt 1920
Language:
Greek
Genre:
Documentary
Author:
Dionysios
Title / Type of text:
Private letter
Content:
Letter from Dionysios to Theon, about purchase of fish and beans, warning about fraud
Subject headings:
Letter; Fish; Beans; Lentils; Baskets; Fraud
Persons:
Dionysios; Theon, also referred to as Theonas; Theonas, also referred to as Theon; Herakles, son of Petalos; Petalos, father of Herakles; Androus
Geographica:
Translation:
Dionysios to his dearest Theon, very many greetings and for ever good health. When you reminded me of buying fish, I asked a friend of mine to buy 60 pigfishes for a drachma. I gave them to the person who came from you. But he himself bought 30 fishes for a drachma. I also gave him a basket. See to it that he does not cheat you, as he usually cheats in business affairs. When he himself made a buy, he only got 30 fishes, but 60 for you. And send me five artabas of beans instead of lentils. By the way, take care of yourself so that you are well. Give greetings to all of yours, and to Herakles, son of Petalos. Goodbye. In the Emperor's 30th year, 30. Mesore. - And the basket, send it to me with Androus. Verso: Give to Theonas
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
P.Oslo  I 47
First Editor:
Eitrem  S-Amundsen  L
Year:
1931
SB:
Corrections:
Wilcken  U,  APF  10  (1932)  p.  86  (l.  15)
Schmidt  KFW,  Göttingische  gelehrte  Anzeigen  194  (1932)  p.  283  (l.  5,  14)
Ziegler  R,  ZPE  106  (1995)  p.  194  (date)
Republication Citation:
Further Republication Note:
Bibliography:
Kelly B, Petitions, litigation, and social control in Roman Egypt, Oxford 2011. p. 55 n. 68
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