DDbDP transcription: p.mich.8.491 [xml]
[Reprinted from: sb.4.7353] SB4,7353
πολλὰ χαίρειν. πρὸ μὲν πάντων εὔχομαί σε
ὑ(*)γειαίνειν(*) κἀγὼ(*) αὐτὸς ὑ(*)γειαίνω(*) καὶ τὸ προσκύνη-
μά σου ποιῶ παρὰ τοῖς ἐνθάδε θεοῖς. γεινώσκειν(*) σε
5θέλω, μήτηρ, ὅτι ἐρρωμένος ἐγενόμην εἰς Ῥώμην
Παχὼν μηνὶ κε καὶ ἐκληρώθην εἰς Μισηνούς.
οὔπω δὲ τὴν κετυρίαν(*) μου ἔγνων· οὐ γὰρ ἀπε-
ληλύτειν(*) εἰς Μισηνοὺς ὅτε σοι τὴν ἐπιστολὴν ταύτην
ἔγραφον. ἐρωτῶ σε οὖν, μήτηρ, σεαυτῇ πρόσεχε,
10μηδὲν δίσταζε περὶ ἐμοῦ· ἐγὼ γὰρ εἰς καλὸν τό-
πον ἦλθον. καλῶς δὲ ποιης(*) γράψασσά(*) μοι ἐπιστο-
λὴν πε[ρ]ὶ τῆς σωτηρίας σου καὶ τῶν ἀδελφῶν μου καὶ
τῶν σῶν πάντων. καὶ γὼ(*) εἴ τινα ἐὰν εὕρω γράφω
σοι· οὐ μὴ ὀκνήσω σοι γράφιν(*). ἀσπάζομαι τοὺς ἀ-
15δελφούς μου πολλὰ καὶ Ἀπολινᾶριν καὶ τὰ τέ-
κνα αὐτοῦ καὶ Καραλᾶν καὶ τὰ τέκνα αὐτοῦ.
ἀσπάζ[ο]μαι Πτολεμαῖν καὶ Πτολεμαείδα καὶ τὰ
τέκν[α] αὐτῆς καὶ Ἡρακλοῦν καὶ τὰ τέκνα αὐτῆς.
ἀσπάζομαι τοὺς φιλοῦντάς σε πάντας κατʼ ὄνο-
ἐρρῶσθαί σε εὔχομαι.
Editorial History; All History; (detailed)
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APIS Translation (English)
Apollinarius to Taesis, his mother and lady, many greetings. Before all else I pray for your health. I myself am well, and I make obeisance on your behalf before the gods of this place. I wish you to know, mother, that I arrived in Rome in good health on the 25th of the month Pachon and was assigned to Misenum. But I have not yet learned my century, for I had not gone to Misenum when I wrote you this letter. I beg you then, mother, take care of yourself, and do not worry about me, for I have come into a fine place. Please write to me about your welfare and that of my brothers and all your kinsfolk. And for my part, if I find someone <to carry the letters>, I will write to you; I will not delay to write to you. I salute my brothers often, and Apollinarius and his children, and Karalas and his children. I salute Ptolemaios, and Ptolemais and her children, and Heraklous and her children. I salute all your friends, each by name. I pray for your health.;;(Verso) Deliver to Karanis, to Taesis, from Apollinarius, her son, of Misenum.