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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 776
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Size:
11.3 x 7.4 cm.
Lines:
Recto - 11; Verso - 1
Publication side:
Recto; Verso address
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Contents:

 
Date:
IInd century A.D.
Origin:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Provenance:
Oxyrhynchos, Oxyrhynchite nome, province of Egypt
Acquisition:
Purchased January 27, 1929 from Ali Mahmud Derballah (Behnasa) at Beni Masar, Egypt. From Oxyrhynchus
Language:
Greek
Genre:
Documentary
Author:
Ammonios
Title / Type of text:
Private letter
Content:
Letter from Ammonios to the teacher Theon, concerning the teacher's salary, which is paid in the form of victuals.
Subject headings:
Letter; School; Teachers; Salary; Transport; Animal; Food
Persons:
Ammonios; Theon, kathegetes; Achilleus, kamelitos; Tatoes; Harpalos
Geographica:
Translation:
Ammonios to the teacher Theon, greeting. Before all I pray that you and all yours are in good health and that you leave to me whatever you want. State the price of the jar (of wine? of oil?) that I may send (the money) with the man who fetches (it). Provide for, through Achilles, the camel-driver of Harpalos, a basket of grapes, the only one which he (viz. the camel-driver) was able to carry. Farewell Verso: To Theon, the teacher of Tatoes.
Papy.info Link:
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
P.Oslo  III 156
First Editor:
Eitrem  S-Amundsen  L
Year:
1936
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Corrections:
Republication Citation:
Further Republication Note:
Bibliography:
Cribiore R, Gymnastics of the mind (2001), p. 87
Image recto:
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Image verso:
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