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FROM CONSTANTINUS

Greek text:   POxy 1872
Date:   5th or 6th cent. A.D.

From . . .. Will your discretion, deigning as usual to be amiable, deign to assist the noble Paul sent by me to purchase wine for me, and do not allow the boat of wine to be overtaxed at the custom-house. For I have written in reliance on your virtue and the friendship between us. For the holy God knows I have not written to protect another person, but the wine is being brought for myself. The most mean gifts which I have sent deign to accept as though they were much. Deign to greet from me your most revered wife and your dearest children, and in whatever you need here deign to command me.

{Addressed}   Deliver to my master, my most wholly admirable virtuous brother . . . my friend, from Constantinus.

papyrus 167


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