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p.tebt.1.56 = HGV P.Tebt. 1 56 = Trismegistos 3692 = berkeley.apis.473

DDbDP transcription: p.tebt.1.56 [xml]

IIsac Tebtynis

Πετεσοῦχος Μαρρήους γ̣[εωρ]γ̣ὸ̣ς̣
τῶν ἐκ Κερκεσήφεως {[εω]ς}
Μαρρῆτι Πετοσείριος τῶ[  ̣]
[⁦ -ca.?- ⁩]
5καὶ ἀδελφῷ χαίρειν. γ̣ε̣ί̣ν̣[ωσ]κε(*) δὲ̣
περὶ τοῦ κατακεκλῦσθαι τὸ πεδίον
ὑμῶν(*) καὶ οὐκ ἔχομεν ἕως τῆς
τροφῆς τ̣ῶ̣ν (?)(*) κτηνῶν ἡμῶν.
καλῶς οὖν ποήσῃς(*) εὐχαριστῆσαι
10πρῶτον μὲν τοῖς θεοῖς δεύτερον
δὲ σῶσαι ψυχὰς πολλὰς ζητή[σ]α̣[ς]
μοι περὶ τὴν κώμην σου εἰς τὴν
τροφὴν ἡμῶν γῆς ἀρούρας πέ[ν-]
τε ὡς ἕξομεν ἐξ αὐτῶν τὴ[ν]
15τροφὴν ἡμῶν. τοῦτο δὲ ποήσας(*)
ἔσῃ μοι κεχαρισμένος εἰς τὸν
ἅπαντα χρόν[ον].
⁦ -ca.?- ⁩


^ r.5. l. γίν[ωσ]κε
^ r.7. l. ἡμῶν
^ r.8. corr. ex υμων
^ r.9. l. ποιήσῃς
^ r.15. l. ποιήσας

Editorial History; All History; (detailed)

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APIS Translation (English)

Petesouchos son of Marres, cultivator of Kerkesephis, to Marres son of Petosiris � his brother, greeting. You must hear about our plain having been inundated; we have not so much as food for our cattle. Please therefore in the first place to give thanks to the gods and secondly to save many lives by seeking out in the neighborhood of your village five arouras for our maintenance so that we may thence obtain food. If you do this I shall be eternally obliged to you. Good-bye.