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TM Arch id: 50

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bilingual: Demotic and Greek

private: family archive

Found in: U04b - Memnoneia - Djeme (Thebes west)

BC02 BC01

Also called archive of Choachytai of the Memnoneia; Choachytes of Thebes

Protagonist: Osoroeris (Go to TM People)

Description: Osoroeris, son of Horos, was a choachyte-priest in the Memnoneia. His archive is linked with the archive of Panas, son of Pechtes (TM ArchID 364), another member of his family. Choachytes were libation pourers to whom the deceased bodies were entrusted; they were also responsible for food offerings. The archive belonged to two generations of choachytes: Horos II, and after the latter’s death in 111 BC, his eldest son Osoroeris. Horos and Osoroeris also kept documents from other family members: Horos’ brother Hasos I; Horos’ wife Sachperis I; Horos’ son Chapochrates; Osoroeris’ brother Nechtmonthes and Osoroeris’ daughter Sachperis. Most of the texts in this archive are sale and inheritance documents mainly for liturgies, but it also contains some sales related to other property. It also contains a professional document on the association of the choachytes. The archive also preserved seven petitions and lawsuit dossiers. The most importante lawsuit contains the Hermias-case, in which the Greek Hermias claimed the house of the choachytes, because in his view, it had belonged to his deceased father Ptolemaios. The case can be broken down in seven phases. The archive contains some private documents as well. At last there are left a few problematic documents because they are rather expected to belong to other choachyte families.

Publication: UPZ 2 160-193; P. Tor. Choach.

Studies: Pestman, P. Survey, 1993

Lists: Montevecchi, La papirologia, 1988, p. 250 no. 13c-d; Seidl, Ptolemäische Rechtsgeschichte, 1962, p. 21-25 no. 4; Lüddeckens, LÄ VI, 1986, col. 881 (IV. G)

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TM number | Publication | Status | Material | Language | Date |
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TM 3564 | P. Berl. Kaufv. 3114 | certain | papyrus | Demotic / Greek | a: BC 182 Feb 3 (P06, year 23, Choiak 29; date of contract) b: BC 182 Feb 3 ((P06), year 23, Choiak 29; date of receipt) |

TM 2714 | P. Berl. Kaufv. 3140 | certain | papyrus | Demotic | BC 182 Feb 3 (P06, year 23, Choiak 29) |

TM 3565 | P. Hermias p. 35-36 n. + UPZ 2 164 | certain | papyrus | Demotic / Greek | a: BC 155 Sep 17 before ((P06), year [26], [ ]; date of contract; dated based on tax receipt) b: BC 155 Sep 17 ((P06), year 26, Mesore 22; date of receipt) |

TM 3566 | P. Hermias p. 64-66 + UPZ 2 165 | certain | papyrus | Demotic / Greek | a: BC 153 Jun 14 ((P06) K2, year 28, Pachons 18; date of contract) b: BC 153 Sep 22 ((P06) K2, year 28, Mesore 28; date of receipt) |

TM 3567 | P. Schreibertrad. 56 + UPZ 2 166 a + P. Schreibertrad. 132 | certain | papyrus | Demotic / Greek | a: BC 153 Jun 14 ((P06) K2, year 28, Pachons 18; date of contract) b: BC 152 Apr 6 ((P06) K2, year 29, Phamenoth 09; date of receipt) |

TM 3637 | Young, Hieroglyphics 1 pl. 34 (B) + UPZ 2 166 b | certain | papyrus | Demotic / Greek | a: BC 153 Jun 14 ((P06) K2, year 28, Pachons 18; date of contract) b: BC 152 Apr 6 ((P06) K2, year 29, Phamenoth 09; date of receipt) |

TM 3587 | UPZ 2 185 | certain | papyrus | Greek | BC 152 - 145? ((P06 or P08), year 3[ ]) or BC 141 - 131? ((P06 or P08), year 3[ ]) |

TM 3575 | P. Berl. Kaufv. 3097 | certain | papyrus | Demotic / Greek | a: BC 150 Feb 1 (P06 K2, year 31, Tybi 05; cf. DBL; date of contract) b: BC 150 Apr 18 ((P06 K2), year 31, Phamenoth 21; date of receipt) |

TM 43921 | P. Berl. Kaufv. 3070 | certain | papyrus | Demotic | BC 150 Feb 1 (P06 K2, year 31, Tybi 05; cf. DBL) |

TM 3568 | P. Hermias p. 74-75 + UPZ 2 167 + Young, Hieroglyphics 1 pl. 35 (C) | certain | papyrus | Demotic / Greek | a: BC 146 Apr 25 ((P06) K2, year 35, Phamenoth 29; cf. DBL; date of contract; alternative date (less likely): Hathyr 29 = BC 147 Dec 26) b: BC 146 May 4 ((P06) K2, year 35, Pharmouthi 08; date of receipt) |

TM 3634 | P. Schreibertrad. 42 + UPZ 2 175 c + P. BM Andrews 23 | certain | papyrus | Demotic / Greek | a: BC 146 Dec 15 ((P06) K2, year 36, Hathyr 18; date of original contract) b: BC 145 Jan 5 ((P06) K2, year 36, Choiak 09; date of original receipt) |

TM 3635 | P. Berl. Spieg. p. 10-11 no. 3119 + UPZ 2 175 b | certain | papyrus | Demotic / Greek | a: BC 146 Dec 15 ((P06) K2, year 36, Hathyr 18; date of contract) b: BC 145 Jan 5 ((P06) K2, year 36, Choiak 09; date of tax receipt) c: BC 145 Jan 31 ((P06) K2, year 36, Tybi 05; date of registration) |

TM 3576 | UPZ 2 175 a | certain | papyrus | Greek | BC 145 Jan 5 ((P06) K2, year 36, Choiak 09) |

TM 3639 | Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde (ZÄS) 77 (1942), p. 93-94 | certain | papyrus | Demotic | BC 141 May 8 (P08 K2, year 29, Pharmouthi 14) |

TM 3577 | P. Berl. Kaufv. 3090 | certain | papyrus | Demotic / Greek | a: BC 140 Sep 7 (P08 K2, year 30, Mesore 16; cf. DBL; date of contract) b: BC 140 Sep 8 ((P08 K2), year 30, Mesore 17; date of registration) c: BC 140 Sep 13 ((P08 K2), year 30, Mesore 22; date of tax receipt) |

TM 43725 | P. Berl. Kaufv. 3091 | certain | papyrus | Demotic | BC 140 Sep 7 (P08 K2, year 30, Mesore 16; cf. DBL) |

TM 3578 | UPZ 2 177 + Enchoria 31 (2008-2009), p. 25-42 text C | certain | papyrus | Greek | BC 136 Jan 30 ((P08) K2 K3, year 34, Pachons 07) |

TM 43627 | Enchoria 31 (2008-2009), p. 25-42 text A-B | certain | papyrus | Demotic | BC 136 Jan 30 (P08, year 34, Tybi 07) |

TM 3588 | Recueil de travaux égyptiennes et assyriennes 36 (1914), p. 168-170 + UPZ 2 186 | uncertain | papyrus | Demotic / Greek | a: BC 133 Sep 10 ((P08) K2 K3, year 37, Mesore 21) b: BC 133 Sep 10 ((P08) K2 K3, year 37, Mesore 21) |

TM 46052 | P. Tor. Amen. p. 42 | certain | papyrus | Demotic | BC 130 after (several dates mentioned (births)) |

TM 3571 | P. Tor. Choach. 8 A | certain | papyrus | Greek | BC 127 Sep 24 - Oct 23 after ((P08) K3, year 44, Epeiph) |

TM 3589 | UPZ 2 187 | certain | papyrus | Greek | BC 127 Sep 24 - 126 Sep 23 ((P08) K3, year 44) |

TM 3638 | P. Tor. Choach. 8 B | certain | papyrus | Greek | BC 127 Sep 24 - Oct 23 after ((P08) K3, year 44, Thoth after) |

TM 46107 | P. Bürgsch. 10 | certain | papyrus | Demotic | BC 127 Sep 2 (P08, year 43, Mesore 14; cf. DBL) |

TM 46301 | P. Chrestomathie 3 p. 358-360 no. 2420 | certain | papyrus | Demotic | BC 127 Dec 23 (P08, year 44, Choiak 01) |

TM 3572 | P. Tor. Choach. 9 | certain | papyrus | Greek | BC 126 Sep 13 ((P08) K3, year 44, Mesore 25) |

TM 3573 | UPZ 2 172 | certain | papyrus | Greek | BC 126 Sep 24 - 125 Sep 22 ((P08) K3, year 45) |

TM 3574 | P. Tor. Choach. 10 | certain | papyrus | Demotic / Greek | a: BC 126 Sep 16 (P08 K3, year 44, Mesore 28; date of contract) b: BC 126 Sep 20 (year 44, Mesore Epagomenai 02; date of registration) c: BC 126 Sep 21 (year 44, Epagomenai 03; date of tax receipt) |

TM 3579 | P. Berl. Spieg. p. 12-13 no. 3099 + UPZ 2 178 | certain | papyrus | Demotic / Greek | BC 124 Jul 9 ((P08) K2 K3, year 46, Pauni 20) |

TM 3590 | Young, Hieroglyphics 1 pl. 36 + UPZ 2 188 | certain | papyrus | Demotic / Greek | a: BC 124 Sep 23 - 123 Jan 25 ((P08), year 47, [ ]) b: BC 123 Jan 25 ((P08), year 47, Tybi 05; date of receipt) |

TM 58167 | P. Berl. Spieg. p. 12-13 no. 3100 | certain | papyrus | Demotic | BC 124 Jul 9 ((P08) K2 K3, year 46, Pauni 20) |

TM 58168 | P. Lesestücke 2 p. 81-90 | certain | papyrus | Demotic | BC 124 Jul 9 ((P08) K2 K3, year 46, Pauni 20) |

TM 8070 | P. BM Andrews 21 | certain | papyrus | Demotic / Greek | a: BC 124 Jan 30 (P08, year 46, Tybi 10; date of contract) b: BC 124 Feb 19 (P08, year 46, Tybi 30; date of registration) |

TM 46285 | P. Leiden Dem. pl. 195 | certain | papyrus | Demotic / Greek | a: BC 124 Jan 30 (P08, year 46, Tybi 10; date of contract) b: BC 124 Feb 19 (P08, year 46, Tybi 30; date of registration) |

TM 44017 | P. Tor. Choach. 1 | certain | papyrus | Demotic | BC 123 Mar 10 ((P08) K3, year 47, Mecheir 19) |

TM 3569 | P. Nouv. Chrest. p. 87-102 + UPZ 2 168 | certain | papyrus | Demotic / Greek | a: BC 121 Jan 6 ((P08) K2 K3, year 49, Choiak 16; cf. DBL; date of contract) b: BC 121 Jan 6 ((P08) K2 K3, year 49, Choiak 16; date of registration) c: BC 121 Jan 9 ((P08) K2 K3, year 49, Choiak 19; date of tax receipt) |

TM 3570 | P. Schreibertrad. 47 + UPZ 2 169 | certain | papyrus | Demotic / Greek | a: BC 120 Mar 7 (P08 K2 K3, year 50, Mecheir 17; date of contract) b: BC 120 Mar 30 - Apr 8 ((P08 K2 K3), year 50, Phamenoth 1[.]; date of registration) c: BC 120 Jun 29 ((P08 K2 K3), year 50, Pauni 11; date of tax receipt) |

TM 43773 | P. Schreibertrad. 127 | certain | papyrus | Demotic | BC 120 Mar 7? (P08 K2 K3, year 50, [Mecheir 17]) |

TM 3561 | P. Tor. Choach. 11 | certain | papyrus | Greek | BC 119 Feb 19 - Mar 20 ((P08) K2 K3, year 51, Mecheir) |

TM 3562 | P. Tor. Choach. 11 bis | certain | papyrus | Greek | BC 119 Jun 26 ((P08) K2 K3, year 51, Pauni 08) |

TM 43350 | P. Ackerpachtverträge p. 15-16 | certain | papyrus | Demotic | BC 119 Oct 31 (P08, year 52, Phaophi 10; cf. DBL) |

TM 3580 | P. Berl. Kaufv. 3101 | certain | papyrus | Demotic / Greek | a: BC 118 May 22 (P08 K2 K3, year 52, Pachons 03; date of contract; registration is undated) b: BC 118 Jun 3 ((P08 K2 K3), year 52, Pachons 15; date of receipt) |

TM 3636 | P. Tor. Choach. 2 | certain | papyrus | Demotic / Greek | a: BC 118 Jun 3 before ((P08) K2 K3, year 52, Pachons 15; date of contract; the date is taken from tax receipt - copy of sale part of P. Berl. Kaufv. 3101) b: BC 118 Jun 3 ((P08) K2 K3, year 52, Pachons 15; date of receipt) |

TM 3563 | P. Tor. Choach. 12 | certain | papyrus | Greek | BC 117 Dec 11 ((P08) K2 K3, year 54, Hathyr 22) |

TM 46302 | P. Survey 80 descr. | certain | papyrus | Demotic | BC 116 before (P08) |

TM 48272 | P. Berl. Spieg. p. 14 no. 3118 | certain | papyrus | Demotic | BC 116 Feb 6 (P08, year 54, Tybi 19) |

TM 43617 | Aegyptus 32 (1952), p. 14-19 | certain | papyrus | Demotic | BC 114 Nov 5 ((K3 P09), year 04, Phaophi 16) |

TM 8537 | P. Lesestücke 2 p. 170-174 | certain | papyrus | Demotic | BC 114 Oct 20 (P09, year 04, Thoth 30) |

TM 3581 | UPZ 2 180 b | certain | papyrus | Greek | a: BC 113 Jul 25 ((P09) K3, year 04, Epeiph 09; date of contract) b: BC 113 Sep 12 ((P09 K3), year 04, Mesore 28; date of tax receipt) |

TM 3582 | UPZ 2 180 a | certain | papyrus | Greek | a: BC 113 Jul 25 ((P09) K3, year 04, Epeiph 09; date of contract) b: BC 113 Sep 12 ((P09 K3), year 04, Mesore 28; date of tax receipt) |