OPES Oslo Papyri Electronic System

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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 331
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Size:
15.7 x 19 cm.
Lines:
Recto: 11; Verso: 1
Publication side:
Recto; address on the Verso
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Contents:

 
Date:
IInd century 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:
Heron
Title / Type of text:
Private letter
Content:
Private letter from Heron to Didymos, asking him to go to Dionysias to buy covers for the tripods in some triclinium.
Subject headings:
Letter; Administration; Furniture; Cloth
Persons:
Heron; Didymos; Ptolemaios, archigrammateus
Geographica:
Dionysias
Translation:
Heron to his most honoured Didymos greeting. The chief secretary Ptolemaios wrote to me that I ask you to go to Dionysias and buy covers for the tripods in the triclinium and, since it is a particular friend (of his) who has ordered this, to send them to him. I wrote to you knowing that you would do it. ..... Do it faster please, as your friend troubles us with his perpetual requests. I suppose his request will not be a burden to you since he is your friend. I also send you the letter from him. I pray that you are well, my lord. Verso: To Didymos from Heron.
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
P.Oslo  II 60
First Editor:
Eitrem  S-Amundsen  L
Year:
1931
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