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E02373: Greek land lease, from Hermopolis (Middle Egypt), mentioning an oratory dedicated to *Kollouthos (physician and martyr of Antinoopolis, S00641), datable to the 6th/7th century.

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posted on 14.02.2017, 00:00 by gschenke
BGU 19 2814

In this document, the location of the property leased is described in relation to other properties and landmarks, such as an oratory dedicated to Kollouthos. Lines 5–6 read as follows:

κατὰ κοινωνίαν τοῦ εὐκτηρίου τοῦ [ἁγίου -ca.?- ]
Κολλούθου ἐκ νότου τῆς διώρυγος τῆς αὐτῆς   ̣  ̣[ -ca.?- ]

'… jointly with the oratory of [saint Apa?] Kollouthos, in the south of the canal of the same … […]'


(Text and German trans.: H. Maehler, Engl. trans.: G. Schenke)

A complete record of the document with images and bibliography can be found at:

http://papyri.info/ddbdp/bgu;19;2814

History

Evidence ID

E02373

Saint Name

Kollouthos, physician and martyr from Antinoopolis (Middle Egypt), ob. early 4th cent. : S00641

Saint Name in Source

Κολλοῦθος

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Lease or rental document Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

500

Evidence not after

699

Activity not before

500

Activity not after

699

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

The fragmentary papyrus document, P. 21994, is housed at the papyrus collection in Berlin and has been dated on palaeographical grounds.

Discussion

For a canal named after Kollouthos, see E02375.

Bibliography

Text and translation: Maehler, H., et al. Urkunden aus Hermupolis (Aegyptische Urkunden aus den Königlichen (later Staatlichen) Museen zu Berlin, Griechische Urkunden XIX; Munich, 2005), 120–122.

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