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DECREE OF PTOLEMAEUS PHILOPATOR

Greek text:  BGU 1211
Date:   3rd cent. B.C.

By decree of the king. Persons who perform the rites of Dionysus in the interior shall sail down to Alexandria, those between here and Naucratis within 10 days from the day on which the decree is published and those beyond Naucratis within 20 days, and shall register themselves before Aristobulus at the registration-office within three days from the day on which they arrive, and shall declare forthwith from what persons they have received the transmission of the sacred rites for three generations back and shall hand in the sacred book sealed up, inscribing thereon each his own name.

papyrus 209


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