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APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT OF AN EPHEBUS


Date: About A.D. 186-187.

To . . . Longinius Longinus also called Apollonius, priest, exegetes, , and superintendent of the chrematistae and the other courts, from Isidora daughter of Apollonius, of civic rank, having with her as guardian her second husband Agathodaemon son of Ammonius son of Theoxenus, of the Sosicosmian tribe and the Althaean deme, enrolled as an ephebus in the eighteenth year of the deified Aelius Antoninus. Wishing to submit for enrolment among the ephebi of the coming twenty-seventh year of the emperor Caesar Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus Pius Felix Augustus Armeniacus Medicus Parthicus Sarmaticus Germanicus Maximus Britannicus my son Didymus whose father was Theon son of Theon son of Theon, of the Sosicosmian tribe and the Althaean deme, enrolled as an ephebus in the thirteenth year of the deified Aelius Antoninus, and now deceased, I request you to order a letter to be written to the officials concerned to take my sworn declaration that the foregoing statements are true and to tell the proper persons to deal with my case when I complete the papers required for the enrolment of my aforesaid son Didymus as an ephebus, and then to tell the cosmetes and the gymnasiarch now in office to receive him among the ephebi, that so I may enjoy your benevolence.


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