Pap. Berlin P. P 11307   (More information about the Object)
Publication No. BGU VI 1247
Modern Title Petition to the strategos
Summary Petition (hypomnema) to the strategos Santobithys concerning the assault of the soldier Neoptolemos, son of Neoptolemos against Esoroeris, son of Petosiris.


1Σαν̣τοβίθυι̣ ἀρχισωματοφύλακι καὶ στρατηγῶι
2παρὰ Ἐσο̣ρ̣οή̣ρι̣ος τοῦ Πετοσείριος τῆς ἐπιγονῆς.
3ἀδικοῦμαι ὑπ Νεοπτολέμου τοῦ Νεοπτολέμου,
4οὗ τ̣ὴν πατρίδα ἀγνοῶ, τὸ τεταγμένον ἔχοντος
5ἐν Συ̣ήνηι στρατιωτῶν. ὑπαρχούσης μοι οἰκίας ἐν̣τὸς
6το ἐν Συήνηι φρουρίου καὶ α̣ὐτοῦ ὄντος σταθμού̣χου
7ἐν μὲν̣ τοῖς ἔμπροσθεν χρόνοις ὄντος μου αὐτῶι
8ἀνεγκλήτου, νυνὶ δὲ ἐν τι Μεχεὶρ μηνὶ τοῦ λγ (ἔτους)
9ἀντιλογίαν μοι συστησαμένου ἐξεπίτηδες
10ἕω̣ς̣ μὲν ἐλοιδόρει με πολλὰ καὶ̣ ἀσχήμονα, ἀνομί̣αι
11δέ τινι χρησάμενος διέκοψεν τὰ ἐφύπερα τοῦ
12ἄνω οἴκου ὥστʼ ἄν κονιαρτοσθαί 1l. κονιορτοῦσθαί με διὰ παντός.
13οὐκ ἀρκεσθεὶς δʼ ἐπὶ τούτοις χρησάμενος τῆι περὶ
14αὐτὸν̣ μοχθηρᾶι ἀ̣γωγῆι ἐπιλαβόμενός μου ἐν τῇ
15αὐλῆι ἔ̣τυ̣πτόν μ̣ε πληγαῖς πλείοσι εἰς ὃ τύχοι
16μέρος τ̣οῦ σώματός μου, παρόντων τινῶν τ̣ῶ̣ν̣ ἐ̣ν̣ 2ed. ̣ ̣κ̣α̣
17- ca.12 -η̣ν̣. 3perhaps: Ἐ[λέφαντίνη ] ̣[ω]ν ἐπεὶ δὲ̣ κ̣αὶ̣ διὰ ταύτην τὴν
18αἰτίαν κεχώρι̣σμαι εἰς τὸνμ̣βίτην εἰ̣ς ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
19- ca.13 -και̣λ̣ -?-
20 ̣- ca.15 - ὑ̣β̣ρί̣ζ̣ει ἐ̣μὲ παρὰ̣ τὸ καθῆκον̣.
21ἐπ̣εὶ δὲ παραγέγονας ἐπὶ τοὺς τόπους 4corr. ex υοπους βοηθὸς γινόμενος
22τ̣ῶι - ca.9 - ἀδικουμένῳ ἀξιῶ ἐὰν φαίνηται
23ἐπ̣- ca.10 - ἡμᾶς, ὅπως ἐκ τῆς̣ γενομένης ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
24ἐπ̣- ca.10 - ἐπισκέψεω̣ς τύχω τῶν δικαίων.

1 l. κονιορτοῦσθαί
2 ed. ̣ ̣κ̣α̣
3 perhaps: Ἐ[λέφαντίνη ] ̣[ω]ν
4 corr. ex υοπους


1To Santobithys, chief bodyguard and strategos,
2from Esoroeris son of Petoseiris, descendant.
3I am wronged by Neoptolemos son of Neoptolemos,
4whose fatherland I do not know, one of the soldiers posted
5at Syene. A house belongs to me in
6the fortress of Syene and he is billeted there.
7Although before this time I was
8unreproached by him, now in the month of Mecheir of year 33,
9having contrived an argument with me deliberately,
10for a time he was reviling me very shamefully, but then,
11going beyond the law, he broke apart the ceiling of the
12dwelling above so that I would always be spattered with dust.
13Not content with that, using the
14villainous behavior typical of him, seizing me in the
15courtyard, they were beating me with numerous blows to every
16part of my body in the presence of some of those in ---
17---. And because on account of this
18issue, I have moved? to the Ombite (nome) to [---]
19[---] and [---]
20[---] he insults/violates me against the good order.
21But because you have [come] to the area as a help
22to the one who has been wronged, I request, if you please,
23[---] us, that from the [---
24[---] investigation I may obtain what is right.