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Will of Apollos Daughter of Paesis from Oxyrhynchos*)

  • Maria Nowak


The article is a re-edition of a papyrus published in the fourth volume of The Oxyrhynchus Papyri as a descriptum. It is a second-century will made for a female testator in Oxyrhynchos. One of the dispositions preserved in this text draws attention as it resembles the Roman legatum per praeceptionem, although the will was made for a peregrine.

I would like to express my gratitude to Rodney Ast and Paul Heilporn for their suggestions of readings and to Constantinos Balamoshev and Jerzy Danielewicz for reading and commenting on the draft of this paper. All the remaining errors are mine. The image printed in this article belongs to Archives photographiques internationales de papyrologie (Brussels), but thanks to the kindness of The Grand Egyptian Museum I was able to consult also a newer colour image. The article was written during my fellowship at the University of Heidelberg financed by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Published Online: 2021-06-25
Published in Print: 2021-06-25

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