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APPLICATION FOR LEAVE

Greek text:   PGies 41
Date:   About A.D. 120.

To his excellency the praefect Rammius Martialis from Apollonius, strategos of the Apollonopolite-Heptacomia nome, greeting. I append a copy of the letter which I have already written to you, my lord praefect, concerning leave, in order that, if it please your fortune, you may grant me sixty days to put my affairs in order, especially now that I think . . . I pray for your health, my lord praefect. The . . year of the Emperor Caesar Trajanus Hadrianus Augustus, Choiak 2.

To his excellency the praefect Ranimius Martialis from Apollonius, strategos of the Apollonopolite-Heptacomia nome, greeting . . . For not only are my affairs in an utterly neglected condition by reason of my long absence, but also, owing to the rising of the impious Jews, almost all my property in the villages of the Hermopolite nome and in the metropolis has been . . . and requires to be re-established by me. If therefore you accede to my request, having put my affairs in order as far as possible I shall be able to take up my duties as strategos in better heart.

papyrus 299


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