Photographic Archive of Papyri in the Cairo Museum

P.Cair.Zen. 3 59353

15 x 8.5

CG59353; JE48802

Letter from Demokrates to Zenon

(6th March, 243 B.C.)

Demokrates complains that his tent-poles are worm-eaten. As he had noticed some good willow poles on the property of Demeas and in the possession Helenos, he asks Zenon to get Helenos to sell him two of four cubits for uprights and two of three and a half cubits for cross-bars. Kleitorios will pay for and dispatch them. He also asks Zenon to buy him a goatskin to make a canteen holding half a chous.






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