Doulou Primou (meris of Themistos?)
The toponym Doulou Primou (Δούλου Πρίμου) is attested in a single document of AD 42 (BGU III 802). The double name is fully written out in xv 18; in the other sixteen instances only the short form Doulou is used. From the context it is clear that a toponym and no patronymic is referred to. All villages are listed in the genitive case, but no doubt Doulou Primou (Kome) or (Epoikion) is meant. Doulos is used as a personal name, mainly in Karanis in the late 3rd and the first half of the 4th century AD [cf. Straus, 1989, p. 147-148], but in Rome also in the 2nd century AD [cf. Solin 1982, p. 984]. The Latin element 'primus', whether referring to the ordinal number 'first' or to the personal name Primus, points to a recent creation. Stephanos of Byzantion mentions a chorion Doulopolis in Egypt without further information.
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In seventeen lists 'kata silologon' for the period July 17 - August 13 AD 42 Doulou Primou occurs together with fifteen well-known villages situated in the meris of Themistos or of Polemon. Doulou Primou is always preceded by Philoteris, to which it was perhaps attached, and followed by Hiera Nesos (four times), Autodike (eight times) and Dikaiou Nesos (five times).
In every occurrence Tyrannos pays 83,5 artabas of wheat for Doulou Primou.