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Invitation to a Banquet of Sarapis (II CE) Narmouthis - Fayum region


Narmouthis (Fayum region, Egypt — Pleiades map), II CE
GRA III 231 = SB XVI 12511 = Papyri.info TM 26727 = AGRW ID# 31380


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Papyrus (3.6 x 6.8 cm). Now at the Università Statale, Milan (P. 68.57).

. . . Name invites you to dine in his own house on the banqueting-couch (klinē) of . . . Lord (?). . . Sarapis, . . . which will occur (?) . . . tomorrow, . . . which is . . . (?) the birthday of . . .  from the . . . xth hour.

Translation by: Kloppenborg



[ἐρ]ωτᾷ σε | [ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣]ων διπνῆσε (δειπνῆσαι) | [ἐν τῇ] ἑαυτο[ῦ] {τη} | [οἰκίᾳ εἰς] κ̣λείνην (κλίνην) || [τοῦ κυρίου] | Σαράπιδο(ς) | [γινομένην] ἐφαύριον (ἐπαύριον) | [ἥτις ἐστὶν ̣ ̣,] γ̣ε̣νέσια | [- ca.10 -] γ̣ε̣νέσια | [- ca.10 -] ἀπὸ || [ὥρας ̣].

Item added: April 30, 2020
Item modified: April 30, 2020
ID number: 31380
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