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LATIN LETTER TO A MILITARY TRIBUNE

Original text:  POxy 32
Date: 2nd cent. A.D.

To Julius Domitius, military tribune of the legion, from Aurelius Archelaus, his beneficiarius, greeting. I have once previously recommended to you my friend Theon, and now again, Sir, I beg you to look upon him as if he were myself. He is indeed a man worthy of your affection. He has left his family, his property and business and followed me, and through all he has shielded me from care. I beg you therefore to grant him admittance to your presence. And he can tell you everything about our business. Whatever he has said . . . I loved the man . . . May you, Sir, and all your kindred enjoy felicity and prosperity for many years. Look upon this letter, Sir, and imagine that I am talking with you. Farewell. {Addressed} To Julius Domitius, military tribune of the legion, from Aurelius Archelaus, beneficiarius.

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