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Record (frag.) of a Petition by a Corporate Body of Lycians (120 CE) Alexandria - Delta region

Alexandria (Delta region, Egypt — Pleiades map), 120 CE
IAlexandriaK 24 = SB V 8757 = SEG 2 (1924), no. 848 = PHI 227111 = AGRW ID# 20522
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1492


For further discussion of such politeumata, see Lüderitz 1994.

To good fortune. Copy of the records of Marcius Moisiakos who is in charge of the special account:  Year 5 of Hadrian Caesar, the Lord, 27th of Thoth.  Ulpius son of Potamon and those together with him from the corporate body (politeuma) of Lycians are saying–in the presence of the secretary Dionysios from the village secretary-office . . . of Mareotian district–that the guardianship of cemeteries belongs to them (missing about ten letters) . . . and not as it should.  By Dionysios the secretary who is present . . . (missing about 15 letters) to instruct them and. . . (remainder lost).

Translation by: Harland

ἀγαθῇ τύχηι. | [ἀ]ν̣τίγραφον ὑπομνηματισ[μ]ῶ̣ν Μαρκίου Μοισια̣κοῦ τοῦ πρὸς τῷ | ἰ̣δ̣ί̣ω λόγῳ. (ἔτους) εʹ Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρο̣[ς τοῦ κ]υ̣ρίου, Θὼθ κζʹ· Οὐλπίου | Ποτάμωνος καὶ τῶν σὺν αὐτῷ ἀ̣[πὸ πολιτ]ε̣ύματος Λυ̣κίων ἐπὶ παρόντι || Διονυσίῳ γραμματεῖ κωμογραμ[ματέως ․․․ τοῦ Μ]αρεώτου εἰπόντων μνη|ματοφυλακίαν προσήκουσαν αὐτ̣[οῖς — — ca.10 — —] οὐ δεόντως ὑπὸ Διονυσίου | τοῦ παρόντος γραμματέως τ̣ῶν [— —ca.15— —]Ι̣Ο̣Ι̣ [αὐτ]ο̣ῖ̣ς̣ δ̣ι̣δ̣άξαι καὶ | — — — {traces of letters} — — —

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