Photographic Archive of Papyri in the Cairo Museum


P.Cair.Zen. 1 59029

11.5 x 22.5

CG59029; JE48476

Letter from Antimenes to Zenon

(November, 258 B.C.)

Zenon came from Kaunos in Caria and had many friends and relations living there. Though he himself was too busy to visit his native country during his service under Apollonios, other members of the family occasionally made the voyage from Caria to Egypt, or from Egypt to Caria. This letter from Zenon's friend Antimenes sends him word from Caria about the voyage of a lady in whom he evidently took an affectionate interest. Whether she was sailing to Egypt or elsewhere is not quite clear, but we may suppose that she embarked at Kaunos.

 

 

 

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