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SWORN DECLARATION CONCERNING AN EDICT

Original text: PFay 24
Date: A.D. 168.

To Eudorus, strategos of the divisions of Themistes and Polemon in the Arsinoite nome, from Pouseimis son of Orsenouphis son of Peteraipis, chief policeman of the hamlet of Danias. I swear by the fortune of the Emperor Caesar Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius that I have set up in the hamlet a copy of the letter written by the most illustrious praefect Sempronius Liberalis ordering strangers staying in the hamlet to return to their own home, and that I have told no falsehood, otherwise may I incur the consequences of the oath. Pouseimis, aged 30, with a scar on the left foot. Written by S . . . ., public scribe, with the concurrence of Diodorus, assistant, Pouseimis professing to be illiterate. The 22nd year of Antoninus Caesar the lord, Phaophi 30.


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