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Name: Asklepiades
Variants: Tomos of Asklepiades
Place: U20 - Bousiris (Abusir el-Meleq)
Century: BC01
Begin: BC 30
End: BC 20
Language/script: Greek
Material: papyrus
Texts: 11
↳ certain: 11
↳ uncertain: 0
↳ erroneous:
Type: private archive (letters)
Protagonist: Asklepiades is archive holder. His sister Isidora is addressor of the largest part of the letters.
Description: Correspondence between members of a single family. All letters are addressed to Asklepiades alias Asklas. The texts were found in mummy cartonnage from Abusir el-Meleq; according to Olsson, they were glued together in a kind of tomos synkollesimos.
Studies: Olsson, Papyrusbriefe aus der frühesten Römerzeit, 1925, no. 1-7; White, Light from ancient letters, 1986, no. 63-65; Bagnall / Cribiore, Women’s letters from ancient Egypt, 2006, p. 114-122
Lists: Montevecchi, La papirologia, 1988, p. 251 no. 19b
Collections: Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum