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Epagathos estate manager

TM Arch id: 134

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private: professional archive
Found in: 00b - Euhemeria (Qasr el-Banat)
AD01 AD02
Also called archive of Lucius Bellienus Gemellus, Epagathos

Protagonist: Lucius Bellienus Gemellus, born in AD 32, settled after his career as a legionary in the Arsinoites village Aphrodites Berenikes Polis. He owns several fields, especially in the neighbourhood of Euhemereia, where his estate manager Epagathos administers his fields.

Description: 83 certain documents (28 are only described and 33 are still unpublished), 3 uncertain, 1 related. Of the 50 published/described documents, eight have been discovered with the other texts of the archive, but their link with the archive is unclear. The 42 other documents consist of 35 letters, three contracts and four accounts.

Publication: P. Fay.; P. L. Bat. 3; SB 18; Stud. Pal. 4; P. Laur. 2 (uncertain)

Studies: Wegener, P. L. Bat. 3, 1942, commentary at no. 10; Hohlwein, Le vétéran Lucius Bellienus Gemellus, Et. de Pap. 8 (1957), p. 69-91; Lindsay, Daily life in Roman Egypt, 1963, p. 258-265; France, Theadelpheia and Euhemereia, unpubl. diss. Leuven, 1999, p. 138; Azzarello, AfP 54 (2008), p. 179-202; R. Ast / G. Azzarello, Pap. Congr. XXVI (Geneva 2010), p. 67-71

Lists: Montevecchi, La papirologia, 1988, p. 252 no. 29; Seidl, Rechtsgeschichte Ägyptens als römischer Provinz, 1973, p. 61 no. 1.4

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Stable URI (with TM Arch ID): www.trismegistos.org/archive/134
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56 texts (of which 38 certain, 13 uncertain, 5 related)

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TM number Publication Status Material Language Date
TM 60260 P. Ryl. Gr. 3 540 + ZPE 63 (1986), p. 35-38 + Archiv für Papyrusforschung (AfP) 53 (2007), p. 97-143 related papyrus Greek AD 1 - 87
TM 25354 SB 18 13144 uncertain papyrus Greek AD 1 - 199
TM 25355 SB 18 13145 uncertain papyrus Greek AD 1 - 199
TM 24925 P. Vind. Tand. 14 Ro related papyrus Greek AD 75 - 125 (cf. P. Vind. Tand., 1976, p. 82; HGV: AD 1 - 199)
TM 113039 Archiv für Papyrusforschung (AfP) 53 (2007), p. 127-141 no. 9 related papyrus Greek AD 87 Oct 3 (Domitianus, year 07, Apellaios 05 = Phaophi 05)