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Patron’s decendants

TM Arch id: 66

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private: family archive (3 generations)
Found in: 00c - Tebtynis (Umm el-Baragat)
Also called archive of Laches; Descendants of Laches

Protagonist: The descendants of Patron clearly belonged to the wealthiest and most influential classes of the Arsinoites nomos. They owned about 500 arourai in at least ten villages in the neighbourhood of Tebtynis. The family members held several prestigious liturgical offices (gymnasiarches, exegetes, kosmetes).

Description: found in the “cantina dei papiri”; 35 accounts, 22 leases and related documents, 17 letters, 14 miscellaneous texts. Two-thirds of the archive consists of texts of interest to the phrontistai of the descendants of Patron.

Publication: P. Mil. Vogl. 1-4, 6-7

Studies: Bagnall, The archive of Laches. Prosperous farmers of the Fayum in the second century unpubl. doctoral dissertation, Duke University, 1974 (not taking in account P. Mil. Vogl. 6); Bagnall, Some prosopographical observations on the Laches archive, in BASP 10, 1973, p. 65-70; Kehoe, Management and investment on estates in Roman Egypt during the early empire, 1992, p. 74-92 (on the management of the estate); Clarysse / Gallazzi, AncSoc 24 (1993), p. 63-68 (on the name of the archive)

Lists: Montevecchi, La papirologia, 1988, p. 254 no. 38; Seidl, Rechtsgeschichte Ägyptens als römischer Provinz, 1973, p. 63-64 no. 1.14

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117 texts (of which 89 certain, 10 uncertain, 2 erroneous, 16 related)

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TM number Publication Status Material Language Date
TM 26000 SB 8 9644 uncertain papyrus Greek AD 1 - 199
TM 26001 SB 8 9645 uncertain papyrus Greek AD 1 - 199
TM 28846 P. Mil. Vogl. 3 146 uncertain papyrus Greek AD 100 - 199 ((Oct 09) before)
TM 28439 P. Tebt. 2 453 descr. related papyrus Greek a: AD 100 - 199
b: AD 175 - 225
TM 28424 P. Tebt. 2 411 related papyrus Greek AD 100 - 199 (Pachons 03)