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LETTER OF A STRATEGUS

Original text: POxy 2114
Date: A.D. 316.

Aurelius Apollonius also called Eudaemon, strategus of the Oxyrhynchite nome, through his deputy Plu . . ., to his dearest Aurelius Horas, praepositus of the 8th pagus, greeting. In the letter written by his grace my lord the procurator of the Heptanomia, Aurelius Gregorius, he ordered half the prescribed wine from the Thebaid to be delivered in the 5th indiction in old produce or else at a valuation of 65 denarii for each sextarius, collectors having arrived for this purpose and an overseer having been chosen from the senate. Accordingly on receipt of this missive take care to deliver to the overseer the quota of sextarii falling to the pagus under you, in order that no fraud may occur with regard to the soldiers' victuals. I pray for your health, dearest friend. The consulship of Caecinius Sabinus and Vettius Rufinus the most illustrious, Mesore 17. {Docketed} Delivered by me, Aurelius Dioscorus, assistant of the strategus, on the same day.


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