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PUBLICATION OF AN OFFER FOR LEASE

Greek text:  POxy 2109
Date:   A.D. 261.

(Notice by) Aurelius Dioscurides also called Sabinus, ex-gymnasiarch, senator, and however I am styled, prytanis in office of the city of Oxyrhynchus, director also of municipal finance. Of the offer made by the person specified therein for a site belonging to the city in the Capitol below the east colonnade, with a view to opening a tavern, a copy is publicly displayed, in order that all may know and those who wish to make better offers may come forward, without prejudice to rights of any kind pertaining to the city. Signed by me. 1st year of our lords Macrianus and Quietus Augusti, Tubi 30.

To Aurelius Dioscurides also called Sabinus, ex-gymnasiarch, prytanis in office of the city of Oxyrhynchus, director also of municipal finance, from Aurelius Horion son of Colluthus and Tereus, of Oxyrhynchus. I voluntarily engage to lease the workshop in the city Capitol below the eastern colonnade, with a view to opening a tavern, for one year from the first day of the next month Mecheir of the present 1st year at a monthly rent of eight drachmas. If my engagement is confirmed I am to use the workshop with its entrance and exit for the term without hindrance, and I will pay the rent on the 30th of each month without delay, and at the end of the term I will deliver the site free from filth and all uncleanness, and any doors and keys which I received, or will forfeit the value of whatever I fail to deliver, right of execution duly subsisting. This engagement is valid, and in answer to the formal question concerning it I gave my consent. But if my offer is not accepted, I shall not be bound by this promise. The 1st year of the Emperors Caesars Titus Fulvius Junius Macrianus and Titus Tulvius Junius Quietus Pii Felices Augusti, Tubi 28.

{Signed}   I, Aurelius Horion son of Colluthus, have presented this, engaging to take the lease, and I will pay the rent as stated above. I, Aurelius Didymus wrote for him, as he is illiterate.


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