OPES Oslo Papyri Electronic System

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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 520
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Size:
19,5 x 18 cm.
Lines:
Recto - 12; Verso - 2
Publication side:
Recto; Verso address
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Contents:

 
Date:
Vth century A.D.
Origin:
Unknown place, Arsinoite nome, province of Egypt
Provenance:
Unknown place, Arsinoite nome, province of Egypt
Acquisition:
Purchased 1923 through British Museum
Language:
Greek
Genre:
Documentary
Author:
Title / Type of text:
Private letter
Content:
Letter from Apollonia?, daughter of Theodoros, complaining about the recipient's indifference to writing her.
Subject headings:
Letter; Family
Persons:
Apollonia?, daughter of Theodoros; Theodoros, father of Apollonia?
Geographica:
Translation:
... (I have not received ?) a letter from you. So deign to write me at some point concerning your health. For have I not written to you once, twice, many times enquiring about your state of health. For there is nothing else causing me sorrow apart from this. For I heard here that something distressing has happened to me - you know about what. I greet your ladies mothers and your brothers. Were you not given to my heart ("to my consolation" Preisendanz)? Were you not put ("put to sleep" Schmidt) under (my ?) head-cover? Were you not made by my mother to share my bundle/coverlet? Verso: To Kam... (from?) Apoll(onia ?), the daughter of Theodoros
Papy.info Link:
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
P.Oslo  II 64
First Editor:
Eitrem,  S-Amundsen  L
Year:
1931
SB:
Corrections:
Schubart  W,  Deutsche  Litteraturzeitung  52  (1931)  p.  1165  (l.  10,  11)
Preisendanz  K,  Philologische  Wochenschrift  52  (1932)  p.  233  (l.  10-12)
Schmidt  KFW,  Göttingische  gelehrte  Anzeigen  194  (1932)  p.  286  (address)
Olsson  B,  Indogermanische  Forschungen  52  (1933)  p.  155  (l.  2,  10)
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