OPES Oslo Papyri Electronic System

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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 1460
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Size:
10 x 12.6 cm.
Lines:
Recto - 13; Verso - 2
Publication side:
Recto; address on the Verso
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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:
Heraklous
Title / Type of text:
Private letter
Content:
Letter from Heraklous to Pompeius, begging him to come immediately to sort out(?) a quarrel which has arisen at the death of Apeis, possibly in connection with an inheritance.
Subject headings:
Letter; Death; Inheritance
Persons:
Heraklous; Pompeius; Apeis; Serapous; Argyrios
Geographica:
Translation:
Heraklous to Pompeius greeting and all good wishes for his health. As soon as the letter reaches you, come immediately. Since Apeis died, Serapous never stops pestering me at home. Since she demands: 'Produce the memoranda', she stands there saying: 'Two memoranda'. I do not give them. Argyrios has utterly confirmed us, saying: 'You have not paid the sales tax'. If the letter reaches you, come immediately. If not, I shall leave the house. If you don't come, I shall arrange about the house (?) and come to you in order that... (The papyrus breaks off) Verso: (Traces of the address)
Papy.info Link:
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
Aegyptus  31 170-181
First Editor:
Eitrem  S-Amundsen  L
Year:
1951
SB:
SB  VI  9121
Corrections:
Republication Citation:
Further Republication Note:
Bibliography:
White, John L., Light from ancient letters, Philadelphia c1986 (no. 92, p. 143-144) Bagnall & Cribiore, Women's letters from ancient Egypt 300 BC-AD 800, 2006, p.130-131
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