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FROM CHARMUS TO SOPATRUS

Original text:  POxy 1668
Date: 3rd cent. A.D.

Charmus to his brothers a very many greetings. Before all else I pray for your prosperity. I had a meeting with Skoru about the workshops; and while formerly he said, "Either give me 12 artabae or take 12 artabae," as I told you in a previous letter, he now said to me, "We have given the workmen half as much again." I have not yet, however, agreed to his proposal, waiting till I could inform you; for he said to me that the workmen did not accept an agreement even on these terms, since the value of the corn is small. The praefect has sent an amnesty here, and there is no longer any fear for anyone; so if you will, come back boldly, for we are no longer able to remain in the house. For Annoē is much opposed to our going up, and we are awaiting your arrival to have an excuse for leaving; for she thinks herself the solitary householder here. Heraclea and her mother salute you. We salute the children, and I pray that you with them may have health and prosperity. {Addressed} Deliver to Sopatros from his brother.

papyrus 151


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