OPES Oslo Papyri Electronic System

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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 361
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
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Size:
21.9 x 15.1 cm.
Lines:
Recto - 25
Publication side:
Recto
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Date:
IIIrd 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:
Title / Type of text:
Private letter
Content:
Letter to a brother. No names mentioned.
Subject headings:
Letter; Family; Wedding; Woman
Persons:
Sarapis, god
Geographica:
Memphis
Translation:
..brother very many greetings. Before all I pray for your health and I make supplication for you before the lord Sarapis....send me the children and ...to Memphis...and mine also elsewheere...and if you want them, make ... of them send me ... in order that I arrange them as poppy-seeds (?) ... a couple of round () and a couple ... five and ... sweet stuff ... for you and the bride(?) was(?) for your daughter ... paid in full we got them ... you sent us and we did not find them/that ... treat yourself well. She salutes ... her father and ... the brothers and her mama ... concerning my father's wife ... that ... self for me ... the lies that are told you ... greatly also for the husband(?) and if not ... hers ... I pray for your health.
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
Greek  papyri  in  the  Oslo  collection 4-9
First Editor:
Tidemandsen  P
Year:
1995
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