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E06122: Greek private letter of unknown Egyptian provenance, mentioning the feast day of *Pamouthios (S02291); datable to the 5th/6th century.

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posted on 17.08.2018, 00:00 by gschenke
P. Harris 1 154

Line 7 of this letter addressed to a man referred to as master Eulogios Sebianos reads as follows:

  ̣  ̣  ̣δωμεν μὴ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τοῦ ἁγίου Παμουθίου οὐ σφάξομεν.

'… on the day of saint Pamouthios we will not slaughter …'


(Text: J. E. Powell; trans.: G. Schenke)

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History

Evidence ID

E06122

Saint Name

Pamouthios : S02291

Saint Name in Source

Παμούθιος

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Letter Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

400

Evidence not after

599

Activity not before

400

Activity not after

599

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

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

Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Festivals

  • Saint’s feast

Source

The papyrus document P. Harris 69 is kept at the Cadbury Research Library in Birmingham.

Bibliography

Text and translation: Powell, J.E., The Rendel Harris Papyri of Woodbrooke College, Birmingham, vol. 1 (Cambridge, 1936).

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Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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