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REPORT OF A FEUD BETWEEN TWO VILLAGES

Greek text:  BGU 1035
Date: 5th cent. A.D.

To our lord and master the most magnificent and virtuous count from Anouthius, chief assistant. The people of the village of Kerkesis came to the beach of the people of Oxyrhyncha and drove away the fishermen of Oxyrhyncha, and God came to the rescue and there was no mishap. The people of Oxyrhyncha therefore desired to go out and fight with those of Kerkesis. I, however, did not allow them to fight. God only knows, if I had not chanced to come to Oxyrhyncha, something evil might have happened. Behold, I have written to your excellency in order that you may restrain them. And, God permitting, I will come the day after to-morrow bringing the gold-tax. My lord master.

{Addressed}   To his lord and master the most magnificent and most virtuous count from Anouthius, chief assistant.


papyrus 430


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