DDbDP transcription: c.pap.gr.1.19 [xml]
ἐξ ὑπομ[ν]ηματισμῶν Τι[βερίο]υ Κλαυδ[ίο]υ Πασίωνος στρατη(γοῦ).
(ἔτους) ἐνάτ[ο]υ Τιβερίου Κλαυδίου Καίσαρος Σεβαστοῦ Γερμανικοῦ
Αὐτοκ[ρά]τορος, Φαρμοῦθι γ, ἐπὶ τοῦ βήματος,
[Π]εσοῦρι[ς] πρὸς Σαραεῦν. Ἀριστοκλῆς ῥήτωρ
5ὑπὲρ Πεσούριος· Πεσοῦρις, ὑπὲρ οὗ λέγωι(*), ζ (ἔτους)
Τιβερίου Κλαυδίου Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου ἀνεῖλεν
ἀπὸ κοπρίας ἀρρενικὸν σωμάτιον <ᾧ> ὄνομα Ἡρα-
κ[λᾶν]. τοῦτο ἐνεχείρισεν τῆι ἀντιδίκωι· ἐγένε-
το ἐνθάδε ἡ τροφεῖτις(*) εἰς υἱὸν τοῦ Πεσούριος.
10τοῦ πρώτου ἐνιαυτοῦ ἀπέλαβεν τὰ τροφεῖα.
ἐνεστηι(*) ἡ προθεσμία τοῦ δευτέρου ἐνιαυτοῦ,
κα[ὶ] πάλιν ἀπέλαβεν. ὅτι δὲ ταῦτα ἀληθηι(*) λέγωι(*),
ἔστιν γράμματα αὐτῆς διʼ ὧν ὁμολογεῖ εἰλη-
φέναι. λειμανχουμέν[ο]υ(*) τοῦ σωματ[ί]ου ἀπέ-
15σπασεν ὁ Πεσοῦρις. μετ[ὰ] ταῦτα καιρὸν εὑροῦσ[α]
εἰσεπήδησεν εἰς τὴν τοῦ ἡμετέρου [ο]ἰκίαν
καὶ τὸ σωμάτιον ἀφήρπασεν, καὶ βούλεται ὀν[ό-]
ματι ἐλευθέρου τὸ σωμάτιον ἀπενέγκασ-
θαι. ἔχω[ι](*) πρῶτον γράμμα τῆς τροφείτιδος(*),
20ἔχωι(*) δεύτερο[ν] τῶν τροφείων τὴν [ἀ]ποχή[ν.]
ἀξιῶι(*) ταῦ[τα] φυλαχθῆ[ν]αι. Σα[ρα]εῦς·
ἀπεγαλάκ[τισά] μου τὸ [π]αιδίον, κα[ὶ] τούτων
σωμάτιόν μοι ἐνεχειρισθηι(*). ἔλαβ[ον] παρʼ αὐ-
τῶν τοὺ[ς] πάντας ὀκτὼι(*) στατῆρας. μετὰ
25ταῦτα [ἐτελεύ]τησεν τ[ὸ σ]ωμάτιο[ν -ca.?- στα-]
τήρων [μοι περ]ιόντων(*). νῦν βούλον[ται τὸ] 2
ἴ[δι]όν μου τέκνον ἀποσπάσαι. Θέων·
γράμματα τοῦ σωματίου ἔχομεν.
ὁ στρατηγός· ἐπεὶ ἐκ τῆς ὄψεως φαίνεται τῆς
30Σαραεῦτος εἶναι τὸ παιδίον, ἐὰν χιρογραφησηι(*)
αὐτηι(*) τε καὶ ὁ ἀνὴρ αὐτῆς ἐκεῖνο τὸ ἐνχει-
ρισθὲν αὐτῆι σωμάτιον ὑπὸ τοῦ Πεσούριος
τετελευτηκέναι, φαίνεταί μοι κατὰ τὰ ὑπὸ
τοῦ κυρίου ἡγεμόνος κριθέντα ἀποδοῦσαν
35αὐτὴν ὃ εἴληφεν ἀργύριον ἔχειν τὸ [ἴδιο]ν
Editorial History; All History; (detailed)
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HGV 20699 Translation (English) [xml]
(Translation: from P.Oxy. 1) From the minutes of Tiberius Claudius Pasion, strategus. The ninth year of Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus Imperator, Pharmouthi 3. In court, Pesouris versus Saraeus. Aristocles, advocate for Pesouris, said :—"Pesouris, my client, in the seventh year of our sovereign Tiberius Claudius Caesar picked up from the gutter a boy foundling, named Heraclas. He put it in the defendant’s charge. This nurse was there for the son of Pesouris. She received her wages for the first year when they became due, she also received them for the second year. In proof of my assertions there are the documents in which she acknowledges receipt. The foundling was being starved, and Pesouris took it away. Thereupon Saraeus, waiting her opportunity, made an incursion into my client’s house and carried the foundling off. She now justifies its removal on the ground that it was free-born. I have here, firstly, the contract with the nurse; I have also, secondly, the receipt of the wages. I demand their recognition." Saraeus :—"I weaned my own child, and the foundling belonging to these people was placed in my charge. I received from them my full wages of 8 staters. Then the foundling died, and I was left with the money. They now wish to take away my own child." Theon :—"We have the papers relating to the foundling." The strategus:—" Since from its features the child appears to be that of Saraeus, if she and her husband will make a written declaration that the foundling entrusted to her by Pesouris died, I give judgement in accordance with the decision of our lord the praefect, that she have her own child on paying back the money she has received.”