Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 54

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 54 (P. Oxy. 54) is a letter concerning the repair of public buildings, 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 between 27 March and 25 April of the year 201. It is housed in the Haskell Oriental Institute (2060) in the University of Chicago. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1898.[1]

The letter was addressed to two municipal officials of Oxyrhynchus. It was written by two builders, Diogenes and Lucius, who had undertaken to repair the baths of Hadrian, asking for a payment of three talents of silver. The measurements of the fragment are 300 by 90 mm.[2]

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  1. ^ P. Oxy. 54 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 111–112. 

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 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.