DDbDP transcription: p.oxy.4.744 [xml]
ρειν καὶ Βεροῦτι τῇ κυρίᾳ μου καὶ Ἀπολλω-
ναριν(*). γίνωσκε ὡς ἔτι καὶ νῦν ἐν Ἀλεξαν-
δρέᾳ(*) σμεν(*)· μὴ ἀγωνιᾷς ἐὰν ὅλως εἰσ-
5πορεύονται(*), ἐγὼ ἐν Ἀλεξανδρέᾳ(*) μενῶ(*).
ἐρωτῶ σε καὶ παρακαλῶ σε ἐπιμελη-
θι(*) τῷ παιδίῳ καὶ ἐὰν εὐθὺς ὀψώνι-
ον λάβωμεν ἀποστελῶ σε(*) ἄνω. ἐὰν
πολλὰ πολλῶν τέκῃς ἐὰν ἦν ἄρσε-
10νον ἄφες, ἐὰν ἦν θήλεα ἔκβαλε.
εἴρηκας \δὲ/ Ἀφροδισιάτι(*) ὅτι μή με
ἐπιλάθῃς· πῶς δύναμαί σε ἐπι-
λαθεῖν; ἐρωτῶ σε οὖν ἵνα μὴ ἀγω-
15(ἔτους) κθ Καίσαρος Παῦνι κγ.
Editorial History; All History; (detailed)
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APIS Translation (English)
Hilarion to his sister Alis, many greetings, also to my lady Berous and Apollonarion. Know that I am still in Alexandria; and do not worry if they wholly set out, I am staying in Alexandria. I ask you and entreat you, take care of the child, and if I receive my pay soon, I will send it up to you. Above all, if you bear a child and it is male, let it be; if it is female, cast it out. You have told Aphrodisias, "Do not forget me." But how can I forget you? Thus I'm asking you not to worry. The 29th year of Caesar, Pauni 23. (verso) Hilarion to Alis, deliver.