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E06123: Greek land lease from Hermopolis (Middle Egypt) mentioning fields of *Phoibammon (presumably the soldier and martyr, S00080); datable to the 7th century.

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posted on 17.08.2018, 00:00 by gschenke
P.Herm. 34

In this land lease, one of the boundaries of the plot of land in question are the fields of saint Phoibammon of the market place.

Lines 17–18 read as follows:

ὧν γείτονες νότου γῄδια ἁγίου Φοιβάμμωνος τῆς ἀγορᾶς

'… of which neighbours, in the south, the fields of saint Phoibammon of the market place'


(Text: B. R. Rees; trans.: G. Schenke)

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History

Evidence ID

E06123

Saint Name

Phoibammon, soldier and martyr of Assiut : S00080

Saint Name in Source

Φοιβάμμων

Type of Evidence

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

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

600

Evidence not after

699

Activity not before

600

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 - independent (church)

Cult activities - Places Named after Saint

  • Church

Source

The papyrus document P. Herm. 34 is kept at the John Rylands Library in Manchester.

Bibliography

Text and translation: Rees, B.R., Papyri from Hermopolis and Other Documents of the Byzantine Period (Egypt Exploration Society, Graeco-Roman Memoirs 42; London, 1964).

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