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E02124: Greek list from the city of Oxyrhynchos (Middle Egypt), presenting churches, chapels, and martyria, most of them dedicated to saints, including *Serenos/Sirenos (probably a martyr of Oxyrhynchus, S00134), *Anoup (presumably the saint with cult at Bawit, S00774), *Menas (soldier and martyr of Abu Mena, S00073), and *John (presumably the Evangelist, S00042), datable to the early 6th century.

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P.Oxy. 67 4619:

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[εὐκ]τ̣ηρ(ι- ) τοῦ ἁγί̣(ου) [ -ca.?- ]
μαρτυρ(ι- ) τοῦ ἁγί(ου) Σερήνου̣ [ -ca.?- ]
εὐκτηρ(ι- ) τοῦ ἁγί(ου) ἀββᾶ Ἀνοῦπ [ -ca.?- ]
ἐκκλ(ησίας) νοτίνης [ -ca.?- ]
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μαρτυρ(ι- ) τοῦ ἁγί(ου) Μηνᾶ [ -ca.?- ]
μαρτυρ(ι- ) τοῦ ἁγί(ου) Ἰωάννου [ -ca.?- ]

'Chapel of St […
Martyrion of St Serenos […
Chapel of St Abba Anup […
(Of the?) Southern Church […
(5)
Martyrion of St Menas […
Martyrion of St John […’

Text and translation: N. Gonis.

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http://papyri.info/ddbdp/p.oxy;67;4619

History

Evidence ID

E02124

Saint Name

Apollo, Phib, and Anoup : S00774 Sirenos, martyr of Alexandria : S00134 Menas, soldier and martyr Abu Mena : S00073 John the Evangelist : S00042

Saint Name in Source

Ἀνοῦπ Σερῆνος Μηνᾶς Ἰωάννης

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - List Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

500

Evidence not after

550

Activity not before

500

Activity not after

550

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Oxyrhynchos

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

Oxyrhynchos Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Source

The papyrus P.Oxy. 67 4619 is located at Oxford, Sackler Library, Papyrology Rooms, 50 4B.30/B(6–7)e. The document is dated on palaeographical grounds.

Discussion

All the institutions mentioned were most likely situated in Oxyrhynchos itself. As the right hand side of the document is missing, the purpose of this list is not clear. It might have been a list of payments, or one of religious services.

Bibliography

Edition: Gonis, N., "P.Oxy. 67 4619. List of Churches and Chapels," in: R.A. Coles (ed.), The Oxyrhynchus Papyri vol. LXVII (London, 2001), 249–250.

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