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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 326
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Size:
20.5 x 12 cm.
Lines:
Recto - 22; Verso - 2
Publication side:
Recto; Verso address
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Contents:

 
Date:
IInd century A.D.
Origin:
Oxyrhynchos, Oxyrhynchite nome, province of Egypt
Provenance:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Acquisition:
Purchased by S.Eitrem in Egypt 1920
Language:
Greek
Genre:
Documentary
Author:
Zenarion
Title / Type of text:
Private letter
Content:
Letter from Zenarion to Theon about some trouble cncerning a shipment.
Subject headings:
Mice; Cheese; Transport
Persons:
Zenarion, sister (brother?) of Theon; Theon, brother of Zenarion; Serenos; Homonoia; Demetrion; Agathous; Eisarous; (unnamed) kosmetes of Oxyrhynchus
Geographica:
Oxyrhynchus
Translation:
From Zenarion to her brother Theon. Greetings! (First of all) I pray that you are in good health. I (fetched?) seven cheeses; the sailor (said) that the (rest?) had been eaten by mice. Since you wrote that you have not received (neither the...) nor the cheeses whole ... for this reason ...not to give him for ... (Two and a half severely damaged lines). ...to be here, as (he) is needed. He writes blaming me ...not to be blamed at another time... Urge Serenos to come (to us?) as swiftly as possible, for we need him and, when he comes, he (will be like a star?) rising. Greet your mother and (brothers?), Homonoia and Demetrion. Greetings from Agathous, Eisarous and ... I wish you well. Verso: To Theon from Zena(rion?) (2nd hand in the opposite direction): ...the one who held the office of the kosmetes in Oxyrhynchos
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
P.Oslo  II 52
First Editor:
Eitrem  S-Amundsen  L
Year:
1931
SB:
Corrections:
Schmidt,  KFW,  Göttingische  gelehrte  Anzeigen  194  (1932)  p.  284  (l.  15,  17f.)
Hagedorn  D,  ZPE  12  (1973)  p.  280,  n.13  (l.  v  2)
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Further Republication Note:
Bibliography:
Bagnall & Cribiore, Women's letters from ancient Egypt 300 BC-AD 800, 2006, p.331-332
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