OPES Oslo Papyri Electronic System

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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 503
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Size:
11.3 x 8.7 cm.
Lines:
15
Publication side:
Recto, only small traces of writing on the verso
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Contents:

 
Date:
IInd half of IIIrd century A.D.
Origin:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Provenance:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Acquisition:
Acquired 1923 through British Museum, cf. the reports and the inventory list written by H.I.Bell
Language:
Greek
Genre:
Documentary
Author:
Title / Type of text:
Private letter
Content:
Private letter to Nikanor, concerning a herd of pigs
Subject headings:
Letter; Animal; Pig; Profession
Persons:
Nikanor; Nemesas, mageiros
Geographica:
Translation:
To Nikanor. Greetings! I got tired of writing to you, but you did not write back to me. If the swineherd is unwilling to come back with the piglets, upon your departure choose the best male piglets of the ones slaughtered, load them on your donkey and send them to me in the night; for the matter is urgent! Or, you must absolutely send along with them Nemesas, the cook; As for the shepherd, send him as well, if he wishes...
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
P.Oslo  III 160
First Editor:
Eitrem  S-Amundsen  L
Year:
1936
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