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REPORT OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS PER LIBELLUM

Original text:  POxy 1877
Date: About A.D. 488.

. . . From the officium : Pamouthius, the assistant in the secretariat, has presented to your excellency a libellus which I have in my hands and will read, if your lordship so directs. . . . Apio Theodosius Johannes, the illustrious count of the sacred consistory and praeses of the province of Arcadia : "Read." And he read : To your excellency from Pamouthius, assistant in the secretariat. The underwritten persons, of . . ., became liable to me in various ways, and these persons, although often called upon by me [to discharge their obligations and treat me honestly], would not comply. I request your magnificence to direct . . . that they be compelled to honest treatment ; and I, having received this favour, shall acknowledge [the utmost] gratitude to your magnificence, most magnificent count and lord praeses. They are : Phib and Elizabeth, . , . Phoebammon, priest, and Colluthus. I, Pamouthius, assistant in the secretariat, presented this. . . . Apio Theodosius Johannes, illustrious count of the sacred consistory and praeses of the province of Arcadia : "... the officium will call upon them either to [discharge their debt to] the petitioner before the case is taken or, if they contest it, to become parties to a suit, submitting a libellus. Let a summons be served. {Endorsed} Document of the riparii of Oxyrhynchus.


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