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E02168: Greek donation document from Memphis (Lower Egypt), mentioning the monastery of *Jeremia (S00773); dated 17 September 545.

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posted on 21.12.2016, 00:00 by gschenke
CPR 10 122v:

Only the beginning of the donation document is preserved, so that both, a reason for the donation and a list of the objects given, is missing.

† Δωρεαστικ(ὸν) διαφόρων πραγμ(άτων) ὑπὸ Ἀφφο̣ῦ̣
πρωτοαναγνώστο(υ) ἐποικ(ίου) Μητροδώρου εἰς
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τὸ εὐαγῖ μοναστήρ(ιον) τοῦ ἁγίου Ἰερημίου τοῦ ἐν τῷ
ὄρι Μέμφ(εως) διὰ σοῦ τ̣ο̣ῦ̣ θεοσεβ(εστάτου) Ἀλεξ̣ί̣δου προ(εστῶτος)
καὶ ἀρχιμανδρίτ(ου) καὶ Δανιηλίο̣υ̣ [ -ca.?- ]  ̣ καὶ
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'Donation of various objects made by Apphos, the first reader of the hamlet of Metrodoros, to the holy monastery of saint Jeremias on the mountain of Memphis, represented through you, the most pious Alexides, the provost and archimandrite, and through Daniel, [the …] and … '

Text and German translation: W.C. Till. English translation: G. Schenke.

A full record of the document complete with image is available at:

http://papyri.info/ddbdp/cpr;10;122

History

Evidence ID

E02168

Saint Name

Jeremias, Enoch, and Sibylla : S00773

Saint Name in Source

Ἰερημίας

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Donation document

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

545

Evidence not after

545

Activity not before

545

Activity not after

545

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Memphis

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

Memphis Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - monastic

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Bequests, donations, gifts and offerings

Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and Narratives

Ecclesiastics - abbots Ecclesiastics - lesser clergy

Source

The papyrus P.Vindob. G 26255 belongs to the papyrus collection in Vienna.

Discussion

The date of the document is given on the recto (front) of the papyrus: the 19th year of the reign of Justinian.

Bibliography

Edition: Diethart, J., "122. Schenkungsurkunde," in: H. Harrauer et al. (ed.), Corpus Papyrorum Raineri X, Griechische Texte VII (Vienna, 1986), 145–146. Mention: Papaconstantinou, A., Le culte des saints en Égypte des Byzantins aux Abbassides (Paris: CNRS, 2001), 424.

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