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SWORN DECLARATION OF FLOODGATE GUARDS


Date: A.D. 25.

Marepsemis, aged about 21 years, with a scar on the left thigh ; Pecheus. aged about 45 years, with a scar on the left wrist ; Sokonopis, aged about 40 years, with a scar on a finger of the left hand ; Phanesis, aged about 39 years, with a scar on the left calf.

To Gaius Julius Philetus, inspector of sowings in the Arsinoite nome, from Marepsemis son of Marepsemis also called Katutis and Pecheus son of Psephis, who guard the priests' outlet on the west of the bridge, and from Sokonopis son of Sokonopis and Phanesis son of Pastous, who guard the priests' outlet on the east. We four, priests of Tebtunis in the division of Polemon guarding the two aforesaid outlets, swear by Tiberius Caesar Augustus Novus Imperator, son of the deified Augustus, that we will each guard his own outlet without causing any expense and attend to it at every hour so that no loss may result ; and if we do not . . . superintend the discharge, we ourselves shall be responsible for all the ensuing damage. If we swear truly, may it be well with us, if falsely, the reverse. Apion, public scribe of the village, wrote for them, as they are illiterate. The 11th year of Tiberius Caesar Augustus, 16th day of the month Sebastus. {Signed} I, Marepsemis son of Marepsemis also called Katutis, have sworn with the others the aforesaid oath, and I will keep guard and do as stated above. The 11th year of Tiberius Caesar Augustus, 16th day of the month Sebastus.


papyrus 329


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