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P.Oslo III 85 (inv. 593)

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Background and Physical Properties

Material:
Papyrus
Connections:
Size:
9.9 x 17.7 cm.
Lines:
26
Publication side:
Verso
Palaeographic description:
Conservation status:
Medium brown papyrus. What is left of top margin measures 1/2 cm. Left margin 1/2 cm., the bottom one 1 cm. Practically no margin on the right side (which is cut).

Content

Date:
March 26, 273 A.D. (?)
Origin:
Oxyrhynchos, Oxyrhynchite nome, province of Egypt
Language:
Greek
Genre:
Documentary
Author:
Aurelius Euporos
Title / Type of text:
Letter of a prytanis concerning the Agon Capitolinus
Content:
Letter from the president of the council in Oxyrhynchos to the leaders of the local association of athletes to take care that earlier champions are present among the audience of the Capitoline Games.
Subjects:
Letter Games Athletes
Named people:
Aurelius Euporos, eutheniarches Gaius Julius Theon Elis
Named places:
English translation:
Aurelius Euporos, eutheniarches, member of the council, kosmetes, and hypomnematographos in the most illustrious city of Alexandria, plus exegetes and council member of the illustrious and most illustrious city of Oxyrhynchos, president of the council, greets his dear Gaius Julius Theon, three times champion in the Capitoline Games and most revered high priest of the local association of athletes, and Elis, leader of the association of athletes.As it has become known to us that it is both in keeping with the law and appropriate to the games that those who are former champions should all be present at the Games, we asked by letter others, but also you to take great care (that they are present). If someone does not show or does not avail himself of the seat reserved for him at this most superior contest, ........ As you are aware of (what this is about), you must do what is right according to (the law?). I pray that you are well.
Provenance:
Oxyrhynchos, Oxyrhynchite nome, province of Egypt
Acquisition:
Purchased by L. Amundsen from Ali Mahmud, Behnasa, April 5, 1928
Acquisition year:

Bibliography

Editions

  • Eitrem S-Amundsen L, P.Oslo III, 1936, 85

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