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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 430 (Formerly O. Eitrem 11)
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Ost
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Size:
11 x 15 cm.
Lines:
17
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Date:
Late IIIrd/early IInd century B.C.
Origin:
Unknown place, Upper Egypt, province of Egypt
Provenance:
Unknown place, Upper Egypt, province of Egypt
Acquisition:
Purchased 1910 by S. Eitrem, near Medamout, NE of Luxor
Language:
Greek
Genre:
Documentary
Author:
Diodoros
Title / Type of text:
Private letter
Content:
Letter from Diodoros to Triboles, with instructions about which letters, and to whom, he shall distribute at a caravan station
Subject headings:
Letter; Travel; Post
Persons:
Diodoros; Triboles; Herakleides; Hermodotos, phylakites at Berenike; Ptolemaios; Dositheos, archiphylakites; Apollonios, phylakites; Aristoboulos; Charimortos; Asklepiades; Priamos
Geographica:
Koptos; Berenike
Translation:
From Diodoros to Triboles. Greetings! Since we are departing for Koptos after the 15th (corr. from16th ), please, when the wagons of Ptolemaios arrive, deliver to Herakleides who is in the service of Hermodotos, guard at Berenike, the letters addressed to Hermodotos, among which there is a cylindrical envelope addressed to Dositheos, the chief guard. In addition, deliver to Apollonios, the guard of the wagons, (my) letter to Aristoboulos, who is in the service of Charimortos, concerning the money he spent on elephants. Deliver also the other letters to Asklepiades and Priamos; but if you receive (a letter/letters from them?), do not deliver (my letters?). Report to me in writing.
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
O.Oslo 2
First Editor:
Amundsen  L
Year:
1933
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Corrections:
Hunt  AS  JEA  20  (1934)  p.  125  (l.12)
Zucker  F,  Gnomon  12  (1936)  p.  669  (l.  12,  15f.)
Peremanns  W-van't  Dack  E,  Studia  Hellenistica  8  (1952)  p.  252  (l.  9/10)
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