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E02220: Greek report by the inhabitants of the village of Aphrodito (Upper Egypt), mentioning a presbyter and oikonomos of an institution dedicated to Apa *Herrmauos (S01188); dated before 10 November 547 AD.

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posted on 04.01.2017, 00:00 by gschenke
P.Cair.Masp. 3 67283

Report (didaskalia) addressed to the Empress Theodora by the inhabitants of Aphrodito, against the intrigues of the pagarch of Antaiopolis. The text seems to have been written by Dioscoros. The papyrus is made of three pages separated by ample margins

page 3, line 22:

Π̣α̣λὼς πρεσβύ̣τ̣ε̣ρ̣(ος) καὶ οἰκον[όμ]ος τοῦ ἁγί(ου) [ἄπα] Ἑρμαυῶτος

'Paulus, the presbyter and steward (oikonomos) of saint Apa Hermauos …'


Text: J. Maspero. Translation: G. Schenke.

A complete record of the text, as well as images, can be found at:

http://papyri.info/ddbdp/p.cair.masp;3;67283

History

Evidence ID

E02220

Saint Name

Herrmauos : S01188

Saint Name in Source

[ἄπα] Ἑρμαυῶς

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Letter

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

546

Evidence not after

547

Activity not before

546

Activity not after

547

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Aphrodito

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

Aphrodito Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Source

The papyrus document JE40455 belongs to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and has been dated on palaeographical grounds.

Discussion

The same saint in mentioned in E02219, E02221, and E02222.

Bibliography

Edition: Maspero, J., Papyrus grecs d'époque byzantine, Catalogue général des antiquités égyptiennes du Musée du Caire III (Cairo, 1916). Mention: Papaconstantinou, A., Le culte des saints en Égypte des Byzantins aux Abbassides (Paris: CNRS, 2001), 81–82.

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