Sokrates tax collector and family

TM Arch id: 109

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bilingual: Greek and 1 bilingual Latin-Greek
archive of an official (mixed private-official texts)
Found in: 00a - Karanis (Kom Aushim)
AD02
Also called archive of House of Sokrates tax collector

Protagonist: Sokrates son of Sarapion, praktor argyrikon, who lived in house 26-B17 at Karanis. He belonged to the well-to-do upper class of Karanis, as is also apparent from his house, which is larger than average. He was perhaps succeeded in his office by his son Sarapion. Sokrates' hand can be recognised in some texts which do not belong to his archive, e.g. P. Mich. 4 223. He is mentioned as praktor in several texts from Berlin, not belonging to the archive (BGU 2 391; BGU 15 2534) (Go to TM People)

Description: Private letters addressed to Sokrates; lease; tax receipts to Sokrates; a tomos of census declarations. Several literary papyri were found in the same house and its immediate neighbourhood (TM 58920 / LDAB 15, TM / LDAB 477, TM 61496 / LDAB 2643, TM 63555 / LDAB 4764, and perhaps TM 60345 / LDAB 1466). He may be the man who added some Kallimachean notes to a tax list, as was seen by Youtie in a famous article in Pap. Congr. XII (Ann Arbor 1968), 1970, p. 545-551.

Publication: P. Cairo Goodspeed 78; P. Mich. 3 169; 6 367-419 passim; 8 488-564 passim; 9 536; 564

Studies: Strassi Zaccaria, Prosopografia e incarichi amministrativi a Karanis nel II sec. d. C. Proposte interpretative, in ZPE 85 (1991), p. 245-262; van Minnen, House-to-house enquiries: an interdisciplinary approach to Roman Karanis, in ZPE 100 (1994), p. 237-244; Strassi, Le carte di Sokrates Sarapionos, praktor argyrikon a Karanis nel II sec. d.C., in Pap. Congr. XXII (Firenze 1998), 2001, p. 1215-1228

Works: Part of the archive is still unpublished, e.g. P.Mich. inv. 4689; 5894.

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52 texts (of which 30 certain, 10 uncertain, 12 related)

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TM number Publication Status Material Language Date
TM 60345 P. Mich. 18 759 uncertain papyrus Greek AD 1 - 199
TM 382542 P. Cairo Mich. 2 1 uncertain papyrus Greek AD 100 - 199
TM 382544 P. Cairo Mich. 2 4 uncertain papyrus Greek AD 100 - 199
TM 382545 P. Cairo Mich. 2 5 uncertain papyrus Greek AD 100 - 199
TM 27116 P. Mich. 8 506 certain papyrus Greek AD 107 - 185 about (cf. the range of the archive; HGV: AD 100-299)
TM 27115 P. Mich. 8 505 certain papyrus Greek AD 107 - 185 about (cf. the range of the archive; HGV: AD 100-299)
TM 27117 P. Mich. 8 507 certain papyrus Greek AD 107 - 185 about (cf. the range of the archive; HGV: AD 100-299)
TM 47222 P. Mich. inv. 4796 a ined. certain papyrus Greek AD 107 - 185 about? (cf. the range of the archive)
TM 12186 P. Mich. 6 383 certain papyrus Greek a: AD 107 Aug 29 - Sep 27
b: AD 108 Apr 18
c: AD 108 Apr 24
d: AD 109 May 18
e: AD 107 Jul 16
f: AD 108 May 1
TM 9798 BGU 15 2534 related papyrus Greek AD 107 - 116 (cf. ZPE 84 (1990), p. 76)
TM 47231 P. Mich. inv. 4689 ined. certain papyrus Greek AD 107 - 185 about? (cf. the range of the archive)
TM 47232 P. Mich. inv. 4711 b ined. certain papyrus Greek AD 107 - 185 about? (cf. the range of the archive)
TM 61496 ZPE 66 (1986), p. 1-13 + ZPE 183 (2012), p. 33-36 + P. Cairo Mich. 2 3 + ZPE 196 (2015), p. 49-54 certain papyrus Greek AD 107 - 185 about (cf. the range of the archive)
TM 63555 ZPE 100 (1994), p. 244 n. 76 descr. certain papyrus Greek AD 107 - 185 about (cf. the range of the archive)
TM 59378 ZPE 15 (1974), p. 105-116 [P. Mich.] certain papyrus Greek AD 107 - 185 about (cf. the range of the archive)
TM 58920 Journal of Roman Studies (JRS) 47 (1957), p. 185-190 certain papyrus Greek AD 107 - 185 about (cf. range of the archive)
TM 27098 P. Mich. 8 488 certain papyrus Greek AD 107 - 185 about (cf. the range of the archive; HGV: AD 100-199)
TM 27105 P. Mich. 8 495 certain papyrus Greek AD 107 - 185 about (cf. the range of the archive; HGV: AD 100-199)
TM 382543 P. Cairo Mich. 2 2 certain papyrus Greek AD 107 - 185 about (cf. the range of the archive)
TM 12018 P. Mich. 9 522 certain papyrus Greek AD 142 Aug 29 - 143 Aug 29
TM 11979 P. Mich. 3 169 uncertain wood Greek / Latin AD 145 Apr 29 (Antoninus Pius, year 08, Pachons 04)
TM 14674 SB 16 12798 related papyrus Greek AD 145 Dec 14 (Antoninus Pius, year 09, Hathyr 18)
TM 14256 SB 6 9554 (2 a) certain papyrus Greek AD 147 (Antoninus Pius, year 10, Pauni)
TM 14259 SB 6 9554 (3) certain papyrus Greek AD 147 Jul 23 (Antoninus Pius, year 10, Epeiph 29)
TM 12056 P. Mich. 9 564 certain papyrus Greek AD 150 Nov 29 (Antoninus Pius, year 14, Choiak 03)
TM 27287 SB 6 9242 a certain papyrus Greek AD 150 - 185 about (cf. the range of the archive; HGV: AD 150-199)
TM 14133 SB 6 9263 certain papyrus Greek AD 152 Jun 7 (Antoninus Pius, year 15, Pauni)
TM 12199 P. Mich. 6 392 related papyrus Greek AD 153 May 26 (Antoninus Pius, year 19)
TM 9145 BGU 2 391 related papyrus Greek AD 153 Nov 1
TM 9060 BGU 1 330 related papyrus Greek AD 153 Jan 31
TM 14739 SB 18 13306 certain papyrus Greek AD 154 Oct 11 (Antoninus Pius, year 17, Phaophi 14)
TM 12200 P. Mich. 6 393 related papyrus Greek AD 158 Aug 9 (Antoninus Pius, year 21, Mesore 16)
TM 14261 SB 6 9554 (5) certain papyrus Greek AD 161 Jul 25 - Aug 23 (Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, year 01, Mesore)
TM 12258 P. Mich. 6 419 certain papyrus Greek AD 162 Aug 21 (Marcus Aurelius, year 02, Mesore 28)
TM 14262 SB 6 9555 a certain papyrus Greek AD 162 - 174
TM 14231 SB 6 9433 certain papyrus Greek AD 163 Aug 6 (Marcus Aurelius, year 03, Mesore 13)
TM 14222 SB 6 9430 uncertain papyrus Greek AD 165 May 21 (Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, year 05, Pachons 26)
TM 16329 SB 16 12958 related papyrus Greek AD 166 - 172
TM 12170 P. Mich. 6 367 certain papyrus Greek AD 168 Feb - Apr about?
TM 12169 P. Mich. 6 366 certain papyrus Greek AD 168 Mar 11 - Aug 28 (cf. ZPE 17 (1975), p. 294 n. 3)
TM 14132 SB 6 9247 uncertain papyrus Greek AD 169 Aug 29 - 170 Aug 28 (Marcus Aurelius, year 10)
TM 12172 P. Mich. 6 368 certain papyrus Greek AD 170 Feb 25 (year 10, Phamenoth 01)
TM 12173 P. Mich. 6 369 certain papyrus Greek AD 171 (Marcus Aurelius, year 11)
TM 12196 P. Mich. 6 388 uncertain papyrus Greek AD 172 Aug 29 - 173 Aug 28?
TM 12031 P. Mich. 9 536 certain papyrus Greek AD 185 Jan 12 (Commodus, year 25, Tybi 17)
TM 9056 BGU 1 326 related papyrus Greek AD 194 Feb 21
TM 30512 P. Mich. 8 512 uncertain papyrus Greek AD 200 - 225
TM 30112 SB 14 12082 uncertain papyrus Greek AD 200 - 299
TM 9987 P. Aberdeen 35 related papyrus Greek AD 202 Aug 29 - 203 Aug 29 (Septimius Severus and Caracalla and Geta, year [11])
TM 9368 BGU 3 819 related papyrus Greek AD 203 Aug 30 - 204 Aug 28