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Pap. Paris, AIBL P. Clermont-Ganneau 5

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Inventory Number Pap. Paris, AIBL P. Clermont-Ganneau 5
Publication Number SB VI 9251
Current Location Paris, Sorbonne, Institute of Papyrology
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Clermont-Ganneau, Charles
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type papyrus
Dating between 100 and 299
Criteria for Dating palaeography
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto/verso
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand unknown, 2nd cent roman cursive
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 12 1
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title Letter of a woman to her son
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Letter of Senyris (woman) to her son Mathalei?.
Location of Composition Elephantine / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok small corrections possible?
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman Man
Comment on Gender woman as writer of letter
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)
Comment on Religion proskynema



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σενῦρις Μαθάλ̣ε̣ι̣ τῷ υἱῷ χαίρειν.
2πρὸ μὲν παν 1 l. πάν<των> σε εὔχομαι καὶ τὸ προσκύνημά σου ποιῶ
3παρὰ τοῖς ἐνθάδε θεοῖς. ἐὰν ἔλθῃ Ἄγαθος πρὸς σὲ
4παράδες 2 l. παράδος αὐτῷ τὰ σκεύη καὶ τὰ κλισα καὶ δὸς τῷ
5υἱῷ ἀβασκάντῳ Ὕ̣λ̣ᾳ ἀνκην 3l. ἀγγεῖον τοῦ οἰναρου 4 l. οἰναρ<ί>ου το 5 l. το<ῦ> κάτω
6εἰς τὴν κέλλαν. ἀσπάζομαι τὴν σύμβιόν σου
7καὶ τὰ τέκνα σου. ἀσπάζομαι Γέμελλαν καὶ τὴν
8σύμβιον αὐτοῦ καὶ τὴν μετέραν 6l. μητέρα αὐτῆς. ἐὰν
9ἔλθῃ Ἀπολλώνιος καὶ Ἀπλονία, κατελαβα 7 l. καταλάβετε ὑμεῖ̣ς̣·
10ἔρχεται γὰρ Ἀπολλώνιος εἰς Ἑρμουπόλιν καὶ εἰς
11Λατωνπόλιν. ἀσπάζετ̣ε 8l. ἀσπάζεται μᾶς 9 corr. ex ⟦η⟧μας Σώκρατος.
12ρρῶσθαί σε εὔχομαι.

1 l. πάν<των>
2 l. παράδος
3 l. ἀγγεῖον
4 l. οἰναρ<ί>ου
5 l. το<ῦ>
6 l. μητέρα
7 l. καταλάβετε
8 l. ἀσπάζεται
9 corr. ex ⟦η⟧μας
13πόδος εἰς Σοήνιν Ματά☓λ̣ε̣ 1 l. Μαθάλε&lt;ι> παρὰ Σενῦρις 2 l. Σενύρι&lt;ο>ς.

1 l. Μαθάλε<ι>
2 l. Σενύρι<ο>ς

1Senyris to Mathalis, her son, greeting.
2First of all I pray and make supplication for you
3before all the gods in this place. When Agathos comes to you,
4give to him the furniture(?) and the beds and give to his
5son Hylas - may he be free from harm - the jar of wine from down there
6into the cellar. I greet your wife
7and your children. I greet Gemella and her
8husband and her mother. When
9Apollonios comes, and Apolonia, entertain them.
10Apollonios, in fact, travels to Hermoupolis and to
11Latopolis. Sokratos greets you.
12I wish you Farewell.
13Give (the letter) to Matalis in Syene, from Senyris.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἑρμουπόλιν (places.xml#47)
  • Λατωνπόλιν (places.xml#31)
  • Σοήνιν (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    32270 man Agathos Ἄγαθος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    100 CE 299 CE palaeographical dating;



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    DatasetID 310311
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 27296
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9251
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310311 (= Pap. Paris, AIBL P. Clermont-Ganneau 5), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.