OPES Oslo Papyri Electronic System

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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 348
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Size:
15.5 x 14.5 cm.
Lines:
Recto - 19; Verso - 4
Publication side:
Recto; Verso adress
Palaeogr Descr:

Contents:

 
Date:
Late IIIrd/Early IV 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:
Cornelius
Title / Type of text:
Private letter
Content:
Letter from Cornelius to his mother, asking her to buy various things and have them sent down to him
Subject headings:
Letter; Family; Clothing; Food
Persons:
Cornelius; Attion; Heraklea; Mia; Pathermoutis, ploumarios; Aphthonios
Geographica:
Translation:
............... ... so that the illness ?) ... I received, then, from the wife of Attion the cloak and a spathion of garum. Do everything to buy and send me ten litres of flax. Greetings to my lady sister ...rion, Heraklea, Mia and their children who may remain unharmed by the evil eye [In some editions the adjective abaskantos is translated "may he/she etc. remain unharmed by the evil eye, while in others - notably in POxy - it is left untranslated]. Greet on my behalf your brother and father. I wish you continuing health, my lady mother. I sent you along with this letter the cheirographon (contract), so that you can request from Pathermoutis, the embroiderer, the seven talents stated in it. But if you lack the courage to ask him, ask Aphthonios and he will require them on your behalf. If he wishes to put off payment, write to me and I will make it so that he will be brought in here. Verso: ... from (your) son Cornelius.
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
P.Oslo  III 161
First Editor:
Eitrem  S-Amundsen  L
Year:
1936
SB:
Corrections:
Pruneti  P  in:  Antinoe  cent'  anni  dopo  (1998),  p.  147,  n.  8  (date)
Republication Citation:
Further Republication Note:
Bibliography:
Choat-M, Belief and cult in fourth-century papyri. 2006, p. 158
Image recto:
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Image verso:
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