Photographic Archive of Papyri in the Cairo Museum

P.Cair.Isid. 75

16 x 25.5

JE57051; SR2530

Petition to a Praepositus Pagi

(Oct. 24th 316 A.D.)

A petition submitted by Isidorus, son of Ptolemeaus, to Aurelius Gerontius, praepositus of the fifth pagus of the Arsinoite nome. He complains that on the previous day, when he was away working in the fields, six of his fellow villagers broke into his house and smashed his furniture. They might, he states, have damaged the premises also if the women in the house had not called for help. Isidorus alleges in the usual way that the culprits had no grievance against him, but were drunk and felt secure from punishment by reason of their wealth.






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