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Letter to Neicetes

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Letter to Neicetes


Published as number 30 in P.WashU.I;
1 papyrus fragment 15.5 x 14.5;
Scope note: This is a letter in two columns addressed by a father to his son Neicetes, also with a greeting from his brother Dionysios added to t ;
Imaging and cataloging sponsored through APIS III, an NEH funded project.

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PW 30 – Inv 135
(Column 1)
. . . to his son Neicetes, greetings. Receive from Hyacinthos the little ass with 30 pairs of
loaves of bread. And you will in your basket a . . . sealed by me with my silver ring.
And if you have need of money write to me. Give the silver money to someone for you
know that I cannot trust anyone . . .
(Column 2)
Write to me about Leonides. Not only have I shown you in my first letter how large the
amount of money is, but you took 240 drachmas for the physician’s account. If you have
need of other supplies write to me and they will be brought to you at once . . . in order
that I may send it to you through Hyacinthos. Write back to me if you need anything else
and it will be brought to you at once. I pray that you are well. Greetings to you, brother
Neicetes, from Dionysos.


“Letter to Neicetes,” WUSTL Digital Gateway Image Collections & Exhibitions, accessed May 27, 2022, http://omeka.wustl.edu/omeka/items/show/8036.

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