OPES Oslo Papyri Electronic System

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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 580
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Size:
9 x 10.5 cm.
Lines:
Recto: 14; Verso: 1
Publication side:
Recto; address on Verso
Palaeogr Descr:

Contents:

 
Date:
IInd or IIIrd century A.D.
Origin:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Provenance:
Probably Oxyrhynchos, Oxyrhynchite nome, province of Egypt
Acquisition:
Purchased April 5 1928 by Leiv Amundsen from Ali Mahmud, Behnasa
Language:
Greek
Genre:
Documentary
Author:
Diogenes
Title / Type of text:
Recommendation letter
Content:
Letter from Diogenes to his brother Pythagoras, recommending Theon, a close friend.
Subject headings:
Letter; Recommendation
Persons:
Diogenes; Pythagoras, bouleutes; Theon
Geographica:
Translation:
Diogenes to his brother Pythagoras greeting. Know that Theon, the extraordinary person who is handing you this letter, is a close friend of mine and has a brotherly relation to me. You would do well, dear brother, to receive him as you would me. Prepare a room as well as you can and let him have it, so that he can bear witness to me about your disposition. Verso: To Pythagoras, councillor.
Papy.info Link:
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
P.Oslo  II 55
First Editor:
Eitrem  S-Amundsen  L
Year:
1931
SB:
Corrections:
Republication Citation:
Further Republication Note:
Bibliography:
Schmidt KFW, Göttingische gelehrte Anzeigen 194 (1932) p. 285 (comments on the meaning of l.10f.)
Image recto:
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Image verso:
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