OPES Oslo Papyri Electronic System

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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 332
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Size:
15.5 x 16.9 cm.
Lines:
Verso - 15; Recto - 2
Publication side:
Verso; address on the Recto. Recto published as P.Oslo III, 196
Palaeogr Descr:

Contents:

 
Date:
1st half of the IVth century A.D.
Origin:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Provenance:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Acquisition:
Purchased by S. Eitrem in Egypt 1920
Language:
Greek
Genre:
Documentary
Author:
Dioskourides
Title / Type of text:
Private letter
Content:
Letter from Dioskourides to his sister Eudaimonis. Koptos and Sinary mentioned.
Subject headings:
Letter; Travel; Transport; Food
Persons:
Dioskourides, brother of Eudaimonis; Eudaimonis, sister of Dioskourides; Severus
Geographica:
Koptos; Sinary
Translation:
Dioskourides to my sweetest sister Eudaimonis, greeting. I salute you, sister, through this letter and I pray by all the gods that I will find you in good health as I come back. I approached the most splendid prefect. He received my case favourably and said he would hear (my case??) on the way down the Nile. And all the way to Koptos I travel with the mighty Severus, and from there, if the gods will, I return to you. The wine, I think that the wine of the nom.... of Sinary has been sold for a good price. But if not of the best ... and the wine ..... Recto: ............................ To mye sister Eudaimonis from ........ Dioskourides
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
P.Oslo  II 62
First Editor:
Eitrem  S-Amundsen  L
Year:
1931
SB:
Corrections:
Wilcken  U,  APF  10  (1932)  p.  86  (l.  9f.)
Youtie  HC,  CP  27  (1932)  p.  91  (l.12)
Eitrem  S-Amundsen  L,  P.Oslo  III,  1936,  p.  277  (Date)
Republication Citation:
Further Republication Note:
Bibliography:
Choat-M, Belief and cult in fourth-century papyri. 2006, p.143, 153
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