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APPLICATION FOR IUS TRIUM LIBERORUM

Original text:  POxy 1467
Date: A.D. 263.

. , . (Laws have been made), most eminent praefect, which empower women who are honoured with the right of three children to be independent and act without a guardian in whatever business they transact, especially those who know how to write. Accordingly, as I too enjoy the happy honour of being blessed with children and as I am a literate woman able to write with a high degree of ease, it is with abundant security that I appeal to your highness by this my application with the object of being enabled to accomplish without hindrance whatever business I henceforth transact, and I beg you to keep it without prejudice to my rights in your eminence's office, in order that I may obtain your support and acknowledge my unfailing gratitude. Farewell. I, Aurelia Thaisous also called Lolliana, have sent this for presentation. The 10th year, Epeiph 21. (Annotation) Your application shall be kept in the office.


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