To King Ptolemaios greetings, from Krateia who is from the people of Alexandrou Nesos. I have been wronged by Philippos and Dionysios. My brother Apollodotos was a fellow member of the society with them . . . for Maron, the one (Philippos) being the priest and the other (Dionysios) being the head of the society (archithiasitēs). When my brother died, they did not provide a funeral for him or accompany him to the burial, in violation of the society’s regulations, and they did not reimburse the funeral fee (taphikon) that had accrued to him. I beg you, therefore, O king, if it please you to order Diophanes the commander (strategos) to compel them to reimburse me the funeral fee. For if this has been done, I shall have been furnished with justice by you, O king. Farewell.
After examining the association’s laws, compel the parties to come to a fair resolution. And if they contest this, send them to me.
(back) Year 1, 28th day of the month of Gorpiaios, which is the 12th of Tybi.
Year 1, 28th of Gorpiaios, which is the 12th of Tybi.
Krateia versus Philippos and Dionysios, regarding a funeral fee.Translation by: Kloppenborg
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