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Heroninos, estate manager

Name: Heroninos, estate manager
Variants: Heroninus; Heroneinos
Place: 00b - Theadelpheia (Batn el-Harit)
Century: AD03
Begin: AD 199
End: AD 275
Language/script: Greek
Material: papyrus
Texts: 446
↳ certain: 436
↳ uncertain: 10
↳ erroneous:
Type: business archive
Protagonist: Heroninos was an estate-manager (phrontistes) in Theadelpheia from September 249 to summer 268. The owner of the estate was Aurelius Appianus.
Description: Mainly business correspondence and accounts, dated between AD 249 and 268. Heroninos was an estate-manager (phrontistes) in Theadelpheia from September 249 to summer 268. The owner of the estate was Aurelius Appianus (attested from 231 to about 259), who was succeeded by his daughter Diodora ca. 260. By 290 the estate had returned to the crown. Diodora was married to Antonius Philoxenos, who also plays a role in the archive. The estates of Appianus in the Arsinoites nomos stood under the direction of Alypios, who as the direct superior of Heroninus, is one of the main figures in the archive. The neighbouring phrontis of Euhemeria was directed by Eirenaios, a colleague of Heroninus, from 247 to 259.
Studies: Pintaudi, ZPE 20 (1976), p. 233-248; Rathbone, Economic rationalism and rural society, 1991; Kehoe, Management and investment on estates in Roman Egypt during the early empire, 1992, p. 92-117; Ferro, I rendiconti dell'archivio di Heroneinos, in Anal. Pap. 6 (1994), p. 37-51; France, Theadelpheia and Euhemereia, unpubl. diss. Leuven, 1999, p. 154; Husson, Pap. Congr. XXIII (Vienna 2001), 2007, p. 295-299; D. Rathbone : http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah07043/full
Lists: Montevecchi, La papirologia, 1988, p. 256 no. 57; p. 577 no. 23; Seidl, Rechtsgeschichte Ägyptens als römischer Provinz, 1973, p. 69-70 no. 3.1
Work: Dominic Rathbone and Rosario Pintaudi prepare a ‘Guide to the Heroninos archive’ with the help of Antonio López García (Filemaker Database). Many texts are still unpublished.
Collections: Alexandria, Graeco-Roman Museum
Ann Arbor, Michigan University, Library
Athens, Archaeological Society
Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum
Berlin, Private collection Deissmann
Cairo, Cairo University
Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Cairo, IFAO
Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
Florence, Istituto Papirologico 'G. Vitelli'
Geneva, Bibliothèque
Giessen, Universitätsbibliothek
Groningen, University Library
Leipzig, Universität
London, British Library
Lund, University
Manchester, John Rylands Library
Milan, Università Cattolica
Moscow, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
Oslo, Private collection Eitrem
Oslo, University Library
Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Paris, Sorbonne, Institut de Papyrologie
Prague, National Library
Strasbourg, Bibliothèque Nationale
Tbilisi, Kekelidze Institut
Uppsala, University Library
Vienna, Nationalbibliothek
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