OPES Oslo Papyri Electronic System

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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 1482
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
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Size:
20.6 x 8.7 cm.
Lines:
32
Publication side:
Recto, the Verso is blank
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Contents:

 
Date:
IIIrd century A.D.
Origin:
Oxyrhynchos, Oxyrhynchite nome, province of Egypt
Provenance:
Oxyrhynchos, Oxyrhynchite nome, province of Egypt
Acquisition:
Purchased 1934 from Maurice Nahman, Cairo
Language:
Greek
Genre:
Documentary
Author:
Aurelius A[-], alias Aphynchis
Title / Type of text:
Petition
Content:
Petition to the police from Aurelius A..., also called Aphynchis, with a complaint of having been treated with insolence and assaulted by a certain Didyme, wife of Agathos Daimon, the cook
Subject headings:
Petition; Complaint; Assault; Police; Profession
Persons:
Aurelius A, alias Aphynchis; Aurelius Alexander, police; Didyme, wife of Agathos Daimon; Agathos Daimon, husband of Didyme, mageiros
Geographica:
Oxyrhynchus; Oxyrhynchite nome
Translation:
To Aurelius Alexander, of the police magistrates, from Aurelius A[---] alias Aphynchis, former exhibitor of games in the city of the Oxyrhynchites. 'Yesterday evening a certain Didyme, the wife of Agathos Daimon, the cook, passing my house and finding me standing there with our family, treated us with insolence, using speakable and unspeakable expressions - a woman abundantly furnished with the utmost shamelessness and effrontery. Thereupon, when I stopped her, advising her to keep off from us, she leapt upon me, and, being distracted in her senses, even stretched out her hands and smote me, and railed furiously at some of my daughter's sons, whom I called to witness, and not only at them, but even at one of the officials of our city who was present. 'Having suffered so much, I, the victim of the assault, deliver to you this petition, asking you to give orders that she shall be brought before you, so that I may experience your beneficence toward all men. Farewell.'
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
JEA  40 30-32
First Editor:
Eitrem  S-Amundsen  L
Year:
1954
SB:
SB  VI  9421
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