Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 112

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 112 (P. Oxy. 112 or P. Oxy. I 112) is an invitation to a festival, written in Greek and discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. The document was written in the late 3rd or early 4th century. Currently it is housed in the Vaughan Library at the Harrow School in Harrow on the Hill.[1]

Description[edit]

The document is an invitation from Petosiris to Serenia to visit in order to attend a festival. The measurements of the fragment are 75 by 85 mm.[2]

It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1898.[2]

Text[edit]

Greeting, my dear Serenia, from Petosiris. Be sure, dear, to come up on the 20th for the birthday festival of the god,[3] and let me know whether you are coming by boat or by donkey, in order that we may send for you accordingly. Take care not to forget. I pray for your continued health.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ P. Oxy. 112 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b c Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 177–8. 
  3. ^ Grenfell and Hunt speculate that the god was probably Serapis.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainB. P. Grenfell; A. S. Hunt (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund.