OPES Oslo Papyri Electronic System

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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 1475
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Size:
21 x 10.9 cm.
Lines:
Recto - 19; Verso - 1
Publication side:
Recto; the address on the Verso, otherwise it is blank
Palaeogr Descr:

Contents:

 
Date:
Ist century A.D.
Origin:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Provenance:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Acquisition:
Purchased in 1934 from Maurice Nahman, Cairo
Language:
Greek
Genre:
Documentary
Author:
Charitous
Title / Type of text:
Private letter
Content:
Letter from Charitous to her brother Pompeius, informing him that she has attended to a matter he has previously asked her to take care of.
Subject headings:
Letter; Family; Scribe
Persons:
Charitous; Pompeius, brother of Charitous; Zoilas, son of Argaios; Argaios; Herennia; Pompeis; Syrion; Thaïsous
Geographica:
Translation:
Charitous to Pompeius, her brother, greeting. I wish you to know that I have attended to the matter concerning which you wrote me. I went to Zoilas, son of Argaios, and he went to the office of the royal scribe and made investigation and did not find your name written in the roll. Well then, come rather quickly up to your home. Salute the children of Herennia, and Pompeis and Syrion and Thaïsous and her children and her husband and all my friends. Be of good health. Verso: Deliver from Charitous to Pompeius, her brother.
Papy.info Link:
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
Aegyptus  31 177-179
First Editor:
Eitrem  S-Amundsen  L
Year:
1951
SB:
SB  VI  9120
Corrections:
Republication Citation:
Further Republication Note:
Bibliography:
White, John L., Light from ancient letters, Philadelphia, c1986 (no. 91, p. 142-143) Bagnall & Cribiore, Women's letters from ancient Egypt 300 BC-AD 800, 2006, p.120-130
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