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E04104: Coptic document from the monastery of Apa Apollo at Bawit (Middle Egypt), mentioning Apa *Phib (companion of Apa Apollo, S00774); datable to the 6th/7th century.

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posted on 04.10.2017, 00:00 by gschenke
P.Mon.Apollo 49

In this document, a lack of wine seems to cause a request made by the monastery to have wine brought. The monk Petre of the monastery of Apa Apollo is sending this request to a female addressee asking her to bring it, if she has not yet sold it, and not to sell it to anyone else.
Line 3 of the fragmentary document reads as follows:

] ⲛⲁⲕⲁⲡⲏ ⲁⲡⲁ ⲫⲃ ⲥⲉϣ\ⲧ/ ⲛⲏⲣⲉⲡ ⲧⲉⲛⲟⲩ ⲧⲉⲧⲁⲟⲩⲉ ⲉ . . . . .

‘… ] kindly. Apa Phib: they are lacking wine. Now, are you informing …?’


(Text: S. J. Clackson, slightly modified; trans.: G. Schenke)

History

Evidence ID

E04104

Saint Name

Apollo, Phib, and Anoup : S00774

Saint Name in Source

ⲁⲡⲁ ⲫⲃ

Type of Evidence

Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet Documentary texts - Letter

Language

Coptic

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

Bawit

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

Bawit Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Festivals

  • Saint’s feast

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - monastic

Source

The papyrus document P. CtYBR inv. 2102 is kept at the Beinecke Library, Yale University in New Haven. The dating is based on palaeographical grounds.

Bibliography

Text and Translation: Clackson, S.J., Coptic and Greek Texts relating to the Hermopolite Monastery of Apa Apollo (Oxford, 2000), 120–121.

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