Photographic Archive of Papyri in the Cairo Museum

P.Cair.Zen. 3 59447

17 x 11.5 and 15 x 5

CG59447; JE48975; SR0172

Letter from Theon to Zenon


Theon, who had been recommended to Zenon by the lately departed Epharmostos (?), acknowledges that he is being treated with generosity, but begs for some regular work in order that he may feel justified in accepting Zenon's bounty and that Zenon may have the satisfaction of receiving something in return. He scorns the idea of wishing to be idle and asks Zenon to assign him a lodging and all things necessary, so that he may be free from anxiety in his old age.






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