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Fines for Failing to Contribute Wine and Roosters to a Synod (226 CE) Talmis - Upper Egypt

Talmis (Upper Egypt, Egypt — Pleiades map), 226 CE
GRA III 269 = SB I 4549 = AGRW ID# 31518


Monument painted red (100 x 23 cm). The regulation outlines required contributions (wine and roosters) by members and specifies fines that double the regular contribution.

In year 5 of Alexander Caesar the Lord on the xth of Phamenoth (?) according to the Egyptian calendar, which is 17th of Tsenpanem, Appion Phaphiton became the high priest (archiereus) of . . .  Having addressed . . . and the other high priest . . . a measure (sextarius) of wine . . . (unintelligible). . . five roosters and Dioskoros . . . the high priest of . . . (unintelligible) and none of those whose names are attached has contributed to the synod (synodos) . . . (unintelligible) and Sansnos . . . as many as owe the amount mentioned above for a measure (sextarius) of wine and the roosters will not be considered members of the synod (synodeitai) unless they offer twice as much as they owe. The worship offered by the synod, its members, and the secretary. . . (A list of members who failed to pay the regular contribution of wine and roosters apparently followed).

Translation by: Kloppenborg

L ε Ἀλεξάνδρου Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου, Φαμενώθ [ – ] | κατ’ Ἐγυπτίων, ιζ Τσενπ̣ανεμ, Ἀππίων Φαφιτων ἐγέ‹νε›το {εγετο} ἀρχ‹ι›ερεὺς | τ[[ ]]ι̣στουρις προσφωνήσας οινοε̣τας[[ ]] καὶ ὁ δ’ ἕτερος ἀρχ‹ι›ερεὺς |α̣υουατ ξέστας διιτνσ̣πασα καὶ ατστατης || ἀλέκτορας ε καὶ Διόσκορος τιπ̣εντα ἀρχ‹ι›ερεὺς τοῦ σ. . . στασα | η̣ττουοως τουστουενοι καὶ οὐδεὶς τῶν προγραμμέν[ων] | δέδωκεν εἰς τὴν ‹σύν›οδον οπ̣τε πρεμενκομσπ̣αψασισνουν καὶ | Σανσνῶς χα ἡμῶν ὅσοι ὀφείλ(ουσι) τὰ προκείμε(να) τοῦ οἴνου ξέστου | καὶ τοὺς ἀλέκτορας, οὐκ ἔσονται συνοδεῖται, εἰ μὴ διπλᾶ ἀποδώσουσιν. || τὸ προσκύνημα [τῆς] συνόδου καὶ τῶν συνοδειτῶν καὶ τοῦ γράψαντος.

Item added: July 16, 2020
Item modified: July 16, 2020
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