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NOTIFICATION OF A SUSPECTED MURDER

Original text: PTeb 333
Date: A.D. 216.

To Aurelius Julius Marcellinus, centurion, from Aurelia Tisais, whose mother is Tais, formerly styled as an inhabitant of the village of Tebtunis in the division of Polemon. My father Kalabalis, Sir, who is a hunter, left home with my brother Nilus as long ago as the 3rd of the present month to hunt hares, and up to this time they have not returned. I therefore suspect that they have come to a fatal end, and I present this statement, making the matter known to you, in order that, if they have come to a fatal end, the persons found guilty may be held accountable to me. I have also presented a copy of this notice to the strategus Aurelius Idiomachus (?) to be placed on record. The 25th year of Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Caesar the lord, Choiak 26.


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