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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 448
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Size:
12.8 x 11.8 cm.
Lines:
Recto - 12; Verso - 2 (barely legible)
Publication side:
Recto; address on the Verso?
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Contents:

 
Date:
IInd century A.D.
Origin:
Oxyrhynchite nome, province of Egypt
Provenance:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Acquisition:
Purchased 1923 through British Museum. Cf. the reports and the inventory list writen by H.I.Bell
Language:
Greek
Genre:
Documentary
Author:
Serapion
Title / Type of text:
Private letter
Content:
Private letter from Serapion to Potamon, begging him to give information about the market situation in his district, as the one in the Oxyrhynchus area is getting worse every day.
Subject headings:
Letter; Market
Persons:
Serapion; Potamon; Apollonios
Geographica:
Oxyrhynchite nome
Translation:
Serapion to his dearest Potamon, greeting. Above all I think it is necessary to greet you through a letter. I urge you, dear, to write to me about the market in your district (?). For the market in the Oxyrhynchos district is less favourable, since ordinances of scrupulous officials arrive every day. I greet all your family and your master Apollonios, the exceptional friend. Farewell.
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
P.Oslo  II 49
First Editor:
Eitrem  S-Amundsen  L
Year:
1931
SB:
Corrections:
Preisendanz  K,  Philologische  Wochenschrift  52  (1932)  p.  232  (l.  7f.)
Eitrem  S-Amundsen  L,  P.Oslo  III  (1936)  p.  276  (date)
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