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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 316
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Belonging to the Heroninos archive
Size:
10.5 x 9.5 cm.
Lines:
Verso - 11; Recto - 2
Publication side:
Verso; Recto published as P.Oslo II 27
Palaeogr Descr:

Contents:

 
Date:
247-259 A.D.
Origin:
Probably village of Euhemeria, Themistou meris, Arsinoite nome, province of Egypt
Provenance:
Probably village of Euhemeria, Themistou meris, Arsinoite nome, province of Egypt
Acquisition:
Purchased by S. Eitrem in Egypt 1920
Language:
Greek
Genre:
Documentary
Author:
Ninnos
Title / Type of text:
Private letter
Content:
Letter from Ninnos to Eirenaios, Neres, and Theodoros concerning labour carried out for the Nile concervancy.
Subject headings:
Letter; Labour; Public work; Taxation
Persons:
Ninnos; Eirenaios; Neres; Theodoros
Geographica:
Translation:
From Ninnos to Eirenaios, Neres and Theodoros. Greetings! From the letter sent to me by Eirenaios through the workers employed by the Nile concervancy (concerning the transportation expenses?) I have been informed that ninety naubia (cubits) of labour have been carried out and ... (which) you (i.e. Eirenaios) undertook (to carry out) in addition to the due sum and to require from the others and ... to sail upstream ... have paid (?) to the ... the salary, because ...
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
P.Oslo  II 57
First Editor:
Eitrem  S-Amundsen  L
Year:
1936
SB:
Corrections:
Wilcken  U,  APF  10  (1932)  p.  86  (l.  3/4,  4)
Rathbone  DW,  Economic  rationalism  and  rural  society  (1991),  p.  72  (date),  p.  226-227  and  n.  24  (l.  12/13)
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Further Republication Note:
Bibliography:
Rathbone Dominic, Economic rationalism and rural society in third-century A.D. Egypt. Cambridge 1991, p. 67 n.51 , 72, 166 n.16, 226, 227 n.24, 413; Sherman LeRoy Wallace, Taxation in Egypt from Augustus to Diocletian. Princeton 1938, p. 60 n. 63.
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