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E01914: Greek land lease from Hermopolis (Middle Egypt) mentioning 'the holy Ama *Euphemia' (presumably the martyr of Chalcedon, S00017) in Kleopatris (Hermopolites, Middle Egypt), dated 12 September 470.

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posted on 11.10.2016, 00:00 by gschenke
BGU 12 2149, line 12:

[  ̣  ̣  ̣  ̣]  ̣ τῆ[ς] ἁ̣γίας Ἄμα Εὐφημίας ἐν τῇ Κλεοπατρίδι

'… [of the] saint Ama Euphemia in Kleopatris'


For a full record of the document see:

http://papyri.info/ddbdp/bgu;12;2149

History

Evidence ID

E01914

Saint Name

Euphemia, martyr in Chalcedon, ob. 303 : S00017

Saint Name in Source

Ἄμα Εὐφημία

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Lease or rental document

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

470

Evidence not after

470

Activity not before

470

Activity not after

470

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Hermopolis

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Hermopolis Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Source

Papyrus from Hermopolis housed at the papyrus collection in Berlin.

Discussion

This fragmentary record is presumably a reference to a church or monastery dedicated to the famous Euphemia of Chalcedon.

Bibliography

Text: http://papyri.info/ddbdp/bgu;12;2149 Further reading: Papaconstantinou, A., Le culte des saints en Égypte des Byzantins aux Abbassides (Paris: CNRS, 2001), 420.

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