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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 1444
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Size:
14.6 x 15.4 cm.
Lines:
14
Publication side:
Recto, the Verso is blank
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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:
Herennia
Title / Type of text:
Private letter
Content:
Letter from Herennia to Pompeius, about some purchases she wishes him to carry out for her.
Subject headings:
Letter; Clothing
Persons:
Herennia; Pompeius; Pration; Thaisous; Antiphanes; Pompeis
Geographica:
Arsinoiton polis
Translation:
Herennia to Pompeius ... very many greetings and all good wishes for his health, and I salute my mother. I beg you to remind my father to buy a coloured, decent outer garment. Let yourself be satisfied (paid) ... the house ... with the price of the garment ... the Arsinoite. Don't forget to buy (another, similar to?) the coloured one for Pration. Receive two measures of lentils from Thaisous. And Antiphanes wrote me in order that there may be sale there ... I ask you to send me three staters of parrot-cloth for headbands. Pompeis junior sends his regards to you, his father and mother. We send our regards to your children and those at home. April 1st (With her own hand:) Be of good health.
Papy.info Link:
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
Aegyptus  31 181-183
First Editor:
Eitrem  S-Amundsen  L
Year:
1951
SB:
SB  VI  9122
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Bibliography:
Mentioned in White, John L., Light from ancient letters, Philadelphia c1986, in connection with two other letters (inv. 1475 and 1460), involving the same family members (or some of them). Bagnall & Cribiore, Women's letters from ancient Egypt 300 BC-AD 800, 2006, p. 132
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