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Flavius Taurinos son of Plousammon

TM Arch id: 259

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private: family archive (4 generations)
Found in: U15 - Hermopolis (El-Ashmunein)
AD05 AD06 AD07
Also called archive of Flavius Taurinus son of Plousammon; Flavius Taurinos and Flavius Sarapodoros; Flavius Taurinus and Flavius Sarapodorus; Flavius Johannes son of Taurinos

Protagonist: Taurinos I and his descendants and Flavius Sarapodoros. Flavius Taurinos son of Plousammon was a soldier of the numerus Maurorum in Lykopolis, who made a career in the army, and retired as a primicerius before 457. His son Flavius Iohannes made a career in the administration as secretary and later primicerius and considerably expanded the landed property of his father. The grandson Taurinos II was a scrinarius and later priest of the church in Hermopolis. He owned two houses, an acacia plantation, a vineyard and at least 31 arourai of other agricultural land. Flavius Sarapodoros son of Hermogenes lived from 410 to about 485-498. His sister Aurelia Eucharistia survived him until 498. Sarapodoros was an official in the office of the dux Thebaidis, belonging to the agentes in rebus. He was often absent on mission and then his sister acted in his place. (Go to TM People)

Description: The papyri have all been found in Hermopolis on a single day, January 27 1905. The library of Taurinos (archive 691) was found on the same occasion and the two are probably parts of the same archive.The papers belong to two families, which were probably linked by marriage and in this way they constitute a single archive. They deal with four generations. Some literary texts found on the same occasion were probably part of the library of one of the two families.

Publication: BGU 12 2137-2185 passim; BGU 17 2675-2681

Studies: Maehler, BGU 12, 1974, Introduction, p. XIX-XXVI; Palme, Flavius Sarapodorus, AfP 40 (1994), p. 43-68; Maehler, Gaia. Revue interdisciplinaire sur la Grèce archaïque 3 (1998), p. 83-86

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Stable URI (with TM Arch ID): www.trismegistos.org/archive/259
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73 texts (of which 62 certain, 4 uncertain, 2 erroneous, 5 related)

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TM number Publication Status Material Language Date
TM 78096 P. Bingen 138 uncertain papyrus Greek AD 400 - 599
TM 34856 BGU 12 2177 certain papyrus Greek AD 400 - 599 (year Indictio 07)
TM 91712 BGU 19 2803 certain papyrus Greek AD 400 - 499
TM 34854 BGU 12 2175 certain papyrus Greek AD 400 - 599
TM 34853 BGU 12 2171 uncertain papyrus Greek AD 400 - 599? (year Indictio 01)