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May 14th, 29 CE— Herieus, daughter of Laousis and Tapetesouchus, sells Hisarous, daughter of Onnophris, the two out of five parts of a two-storied house in Soknopaiu Nesos belonging to her, in this bilingual Demotic/Greek contract.

papyri.info/ddbdp/p.ryl;2;160

May 13th, 110 CE— Hermias sells his "red cow with crooked horns" (βοῦν πυρόχρωμον σκα[μβὴν τὰ] κέρατ(α)) for 120 silver drachmae, saying that if she does not please the buyer, he'll buy the cow back for 3.5x the price.

papyri.info/ddbdp/p.bad;2;19A

musk / twitter 

you gotta admit it’ll be pretty funny if elon’s excuse for not buying twitter to turn it into a “free speech absolutist” site is that nobody should be allowed to make bots

[CSI: Oxyrhynchus cold open] looks like this is a classic case of *puts on sunglasses* poached fish

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May 12th, 31 CE—Hermon writes to the centurion Quintus Gaius Passer , complaining that an armed group of fishermen poached a silver talent's worth of fish out of his cistern, and when confronted tried to attack him. papyri.info/ddbdp/p.oxy;19;223

δεήσομεν μείζονος νεώς

Anyway, tomorrow we'll return to the usual 1/day , but I can't pass up a day-in-the-life's-worth of petitions to a Ptolemaic era strategos

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May 11th, 218 BCE: a woman from Alexandrou Nesos complains that Dorotheos stole her coat when she took it off to go to work papyri.info/ddbdp/p.enteux;;30

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May 11th, 218 BCE: Hermogenes complains that he and Petosiris got into an argument, and then Petosiris "[placed] his hands upon me…with beatings and stompings upon whatever part of my body he might strike" papyri.info/ddbdp/p.enteux;;72

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May 11th, 218 BCE: Sosigenes complains that the policeman Hippoitas has wronged him, because after apprehending a thief who had stolen from Sosigenes, he took the money from the thief to return to him but instead kept it himself papyri.info/ddbdp/p.enteux;;28

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May 11th, 218 BCE: Helladote complains that her husband Jonathan has completely wronged her in every way, despite her having brought a good dowry and perhaps a house to the marriage papyri.info/ddbdp/p.enteux;;23

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May 11th, 218 BCE: the wool merchant Harmiysis complains that Seos sold him 118 sheep to be sheared for wool, and then sheared them himself before handing them over papyri.info/ddbdp/p.enteux;;2

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May 11th, 218 BCE: the Greek foreigner Herakleides complains that an Egyptian woman named "Psenobastis" poured urine all over him and ripped his clothes off. (An Egyptian woman's name is unlikely to start with "P", so Herakleides may have misheard.) papyri.info/ddbdp/p.enteux;;79

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Also May 11th 218 BCE: Petoys complains about Lachares and Alexandros, who refuse to accept as valid a contract for the lease of land. They claim that the contract was deposited while still unsealed, & therefore they're not bound to repay Petoys for letting his land papyri.info/ddbdp/p.enteux;;54

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First up for May 11th, 218 BCE—three dealers complain against a wine merchant who has delivered them an incomplete order for wine papyri.info/ddbdp/p.enteux;;34

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For today, a special treat: a small archive of nine petitions to the strategos of the Arsinoite nome, all dated precisely to May 11th, 218 BCE. This archive also helps shed light on 3rdC BCE archival practices in Ptolemaic Egypt: trismegistos.org/archive/80

hold up, you're telling me that achilles son of peleus made this rage?

not only should video streaming services not block people from taking screenshots, they should also have built-in ways for users to make & share GIFs/clips

May 10th, 329 CE—a list of people nominated to the town council is submitted
In charge of wheat:
- Paysiris
- Clarus
In charge of meat:
- Papnuthis
- Hatres
In charge of chaff:
- Hatres
- Paysas
In charge of tunics & cloaks:
- Pahelenes
- Hatres
papyri.info/ddbdp/p.oxy;51;362

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