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E02222: Coptic private document from the village of Aphrodito (Upper Egypt), mentioning most likely an oratory of Apa *Herrmauos (S01188), datable to the early 8th century.

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The fragmentary papyrus document reads in line 5:

[ⲡⲙⲟⲛⲁⲥⲧⲏ]ⲣⲓⲟⲛ ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲁⲁⲃ ⲛⲁⲡⲁ ϩⲉⲣⲙⲁⲩⲱ

'[the] holy [monastery] of Apa Hermao(s)'

or possibly more likely:

[ⲡⲉⲩⲕⲧⲏ]ⲣⲓⲟⲛ ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲁⲁⲃ ⲛⲁⲡⲁ ϩⲉⲣⲙⲁⲩⲱ

'[the] holy [oratory] of Apa Hermao(s)'


Text: W.E. Crum. Translation: G. Schenke.

History

Evidence ID

E02222

Saint Name

Herrmauos : S01188

Saint Name in Source

ⲁⲡⲁ ϩⲉⲣⲙⲁⲩⲱ

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Other private document

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

700

Evidence not after

750

Activity not before

700

Activity not after

750

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 - dependent (chapel, baptistery, etc.)

Source

The papyrus document Or. 6225 (11) is kept at the British Library in London.

Discussion

The same saint in mentioned in E02219, E02220, and E02221. An oratory dedicated to the saint in Aphrodito appears in E02219.

Bibliography

Edition: Crum, W.E., The Aphrodito Papyri, Greek Papyri in the British Museum IV (London, 1910), 502. Mention: Papaconstantinou, A., Le culte des saints en Égypte des Byzantins aux Abbassides (Paris: CNRS, 2001), 81–82.

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