Pap. Paris, AIBL P. Clermont-Ganneau 2   (More information about the Object)
Publication No. SB VI 9230
Modern Title Letter concerning quarry workers
Summary Letter concerning quarry workers. The foreman of a group of public workmen, Dioskoros, sends a collective letter, in his own name and in the name of the quarrymen and the smiths to Ammonas foreman and provisioner, asking him to recognize that they work with all zeal and complaining that their reprovisioning is not as well organized as it ought to be. (J.J. Farber)


1Διόσκορος ἐργοδότης καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ σκλη-
2ρουργοὶ καὶ χαλκεῖς Ἀμμωνᾷ ἐργοδότῃ
3καὶ κιβαριάτορει 1 l. κιβαριάτορι χαίρειν.
4γεινώσκειν 2 l. γινώσκειν σε θέλομεν ἔγγιστα
5τα ἐργασαμένους ἡμᾶς παντὶ σθέ-
6νι 3 l. σθέ|νει, καθὼς προεδηλώσαμέν σοι,
7καὶ νῦν σοι δηλοῦμεν ἀπαλλά-
8ξαντες ἄλλον ἕνα λίθον ἐπὶ τῆς
9ὁδοῦ τῆς ἀναβάσεως παρθένου
10καὶ νεωστ(?)ὶ̣ τ̣ῇ κοπ̣ρίᾳ παραβάν-
11τας ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ παρέδωκας Σύρῳ
12α̣να ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣αζόμενοι ἀπαλλα̣σ-
13σομε̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ἕως τῆς δ Φαρμοῦθι
14μετα ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ε ̣α̣δ̣ε καθεζόμε-
15θα διὰ τὸ δο(?)ῦναι ἡμᾶς τοῖς καυ-
16σαρίοις ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣μ̣ον ἐν χερσὶ καὶ τοῦ
17στρ̣ατ̣ιώτου μ̣ὴ̣ ἀνελθόντος ὑμῖν
18ὅλην ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ χαλκίον παρὰ Δί̣ο̣υ
19ὄντες̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ τὴν̣ διώρθωσιν τῶν
20σιτ̣αρίων (?) ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣τες λιφθέντες 4 l. λειφθέντες
21 -?- ἐδηλώσαμέν σοι
22 -?- α̣ις. ἐρρῶσθαί σε εὐχόμεθα.

1 l. κιβαριάτορι
2 l. γινώσκειν
3 l. σθέ|νει
4 l. λειφθέντες
23καλῶς ποιήσητε καθὼς καὶ πρότερον ὑμῖν ἐδηλώσα̣μεν
24περὶ ἐλαίου καὶ σίτου ὅπως προνοήσητε ἡμῖν ὡς ̣ ̣ ̣
25ατοις, ἐλαδιν 1 l. ἐλάδι<ο>ν δὲ μὴ βάλητε Ἑρμ̣ί̣νῳ μηδὲ Μώρῳ̣ σκλη-
26ρουργῷ μηδὲ σῖτον τῷ -?-
27πέμψατε δὲ Λονγίνω̣ -?-
28κ̣ι̣ων ἀρτάβας δύο τ̣ -?-
29Ἀμμωνᾷ ἐργοδότῃ κιβαριάτορισκληρουργῶν.

1 l. ἐλάδι<ο>ν


1Dioskoros, foreman, and the quarrymen
2and blacksmiths with him, to Ammonas, foreman
3and provisioner, greetings.
4We want you to know that most recently
5we have worked with all our strength,
6as we declared to you before,
7and now we declare to you that we have removed
8one other stone on the
9road of the stairway of the Maiden,
10and just now passing beyond the garbage dump.
11--- You have handed over to Syros
12up --- remove 1
13--- until Pharmouthi 4
14after --- we are sitting down
15because we gave to those who have been relieved of
16duty --- in the hands and the
17soldier not having come up to us
18a whole --- kettle from Dios,
19being --- the payment of the
20provisions --- having been left
21--- we have shown you
22--- . We pray that you are well.
23You will do well, as we have declared to you even before this
24about olive oil and grain, to provide for us as ---.
25And you should not hand over a little oil to Herminos nor to Moros the quarry
26man, nor grain to ---.
27Send to Longinos ---
28two artabas of ---.
29To Ammonas, foreman and provisioner X of quarrymen.

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