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ENGAGEMENT OF A FLUTE-PLAYER

Greek text:   SB 1.5810
Date:   A.D. 322.

In the consulship of our masters Licinius Augustus for the 6th time and Licinius the most eminent Caesar for the 2nd time. To Aurelius Eugenius, gymnasiarch and senator of Hermopolis, from Aurelius Psenumis son of Colluthus and Melitina, flute-player, of Hermopolis, greeting. I acknowledge that I have contracted and agreed with you the landlord to present myself at the village of . . . at the vintage of the vineyards which are there along with the appointed grape-treaders and without fault assist the grape-treaders and the other workers by my flute-playing and not leave the grape-treaders until the completion of the vintage of the approaching auspicious 10th indiction; and for the flute-playing and the entertainment I shall receive the prescribed fee from those responsible. This agreement, which I have issued in a single copy, is valid, and in answer to the formal question I have given my consent. The aforesaid consulship, Choiak 24.

{Signed}   I, Aurelius Psenumis, will fulfil the terms of the engagement as stated above. I, Aurelius Pinution, assistant of Anicetus, have written for him, he is illiterate.

{Endorsed}   Agreement of Aurelius Psenumis with Eugenius.

papyrus 23


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