Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 66

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 66 (P. Oxy. 66) consists of two letters concerning the erection of a statue to a praefect, written in Greek. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. The document was written on 4 July 357. Currently it is housed in the Cambridge University Library (Add. Ms. 4038) in Cambridge. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1898.[1]

One of the letters is from Flavius Eutrygius, logistes, and (probably) Apion, strategus, to Aurelius Sineeis, probably a sculptor, ordering the construction of a statue of the praefect Pomponius Metrodorus. The other letter, incomplete, is Aurelius's reply. The measurements of the fragment are 137 by 101 mm.[2]

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  1. ^ P. Oxy. 66 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 123–124. 

 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.