OPES Oslo Papyri Electronic System

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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 571
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Size:
8.5 x 13.5 cm.
Lines:
Recto: 15; Verso: 1
Publication side:
Recto; Verso address?
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Contents:

 
Date:
IInd/Ist century B.C.
Origin:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Provenance:
Probably Oxyrhynchos, Oxyrhynchite nome, province of Egypt
Acquisition:
Purchased by Leiv Amundsen on April 5, 1928 from Ali Mahmud, Behnasa
Language:
Greek
Genre:
Documentary
Author:
Title / Type of text:
Private letter
Content:
Letter from a person (a Christian?) urging the addressee not to reject a supplication.
Subject headings:
Letter; Supplication
Persons:
Ptolemaios; Apollophanes
Geographica:
Translation:
....showing brotherly conduct. If we are saved thanks to divine providence, you will then experience a human being's (intention/heart?) towards another human being. Although I am aware that you do not need any exhortation because you are of a different opinion and have considered the matter fully - and on the whole I should not attempt to state my opinion at greater length to one who is himself able to exhort others - still I adjure you not to reject this supplication, but to come along with Ptolemaios and Apollophanes (in order to save?) me from (NN?). Keep in good health! (Year x, month) 11th." Verso: Uncertain note.
Papy.info Link:
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
P.Oslo  III 148
First Editor:
Eitrem  S-Amundsen-L
Year:
1936
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