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Aurelius Longinus alias Zosimos, son of Leonides

TM Arch id: 667

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Greek
archive of an official (mixed private-official texts)
Found in: 00a - Karanis (Kom Aushim)
AD03

Protagonist: Longinus alias Zosimos (Go to TM People)

Description: Zosimos, officially styled Aurelius Longinus alias Zosimos, son of Leonides, was a resident and landowner in Karanis, serving as sitologos. His archive consists of a mix of family papers, letters, and official reports. This small archive illuminates the intertwined lives of well-off villagers in Roman Egypt: Zosimos stayed home, collected taxes, and filed reports; his “brother” Ptolemaios (whose exact relationship to Zosimos is unclear) joined the army, enjoyed promotion, and tolerated unwelcome assignments away from Alexandria. Back home, Zosimos could help his absent “brother” with personal affairs and no doubt benefitted from a close relationship with a soldier rising in the ranks. Both played bit parts in Caracalla’s imperial ambitions, Ptolemaios under arms, Zosimos by handing over drachmas and keeping the grain flowing. Both lost an intimate partner, but they could fortunately rely on strong, overlapping networks of support.

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Stable URI (with TM Arch ID): www.trismegistos.org/archive/667
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17 texts (of which 14 certain, 3 uncertain)

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TM number Publication Status Material Language Date
TM 28193 BGU 2 623 certain papyrus Greek AD 200 - 249 (Epeiph 21 (Jul 15) after; C.A. Nelson, BGU 15 p. 83 (date of the archive))
TM 28194 BGU 2 625 certain papyrus Greek AD 200 - 225 (Yanne Broux: original date (2nd-3rd century) narrowed down since Zosimos son of Leonides is attested in other texts dated between 203-217)
TM 30047 BGU 15 2494 certain papyrus Greek AD 200 - 225
TM 28129 BGU 2 376 certain papyrus Greek AD 200 - 225 (Yanne Broux: original date (2nd-3rd century) narrowed down since Zosimos son of Leonides is attested in other texts dated between 203-217)
TM 9136 BGU 1 97 certain papyrus Greek AD 203 Jun - Aug about