Photographic Archive of Papyri in the Cairo Museum

P.Cair.Zen. 3 59421

17 x 14 and 17 x 14

CG59421; JE48950; SR0563

Petition to Zenon from Dionysios


Dionysios the corn-measurer, who seems to have been arrested on an accusation of dishonest practice, appeals to Zenon to examine the case himself or, if not, to order Artemidoros to accept sureties for his appearance until Apollonios arrives and holds an inquiry. He protests that he is not responsible, being merely an employee working under Nikon and Addaios, and he suggests that Zenon should give instructions to credit him with the quantities measured out on the dochikon standard, while for the rest he will pay up an aditional ten percent according to Apollonios' order. He casts himself on Zenon's mercy, regarding him as Apollonios' equal and professing himself ready to accept his judgment.






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