Letter of Maximus
Maximus to Tinarsieges his sister, many greetings and in everything good health. If you are coming to your days of giving birth, write to me so that I may come and perform your delivery, since I do not know your month. I wrote to you in advance for this reason, so that you might also act in advance and write me so that I would come in the provisions-boat, so that I might also remain with you and perform your delivery. For I advise you that I will wait with you for the birth. If you do not send (word) to me you do me no favor. For I was going to send you jars for your delivery; for this reason I did not send them, that I might bring them when I came and two matia of lupines. The man who is bringing you the ostrakon is returning to me; do not neglect to write by way of him about the house-by-house census. They called your name and they did not call it again (?). I wrote to your brother, therefore, upriver, so that he might turn in your name... I greet you and Kalleas and all those in the house by name. Send me leaves as for a small basket and I will make it for you... I pray for your health.
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155 x 150 mm.
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Greek and Latin Ostraka, circa 150 CE
Date from Bagnall.
The translation text provided may not match the formatting of the original publication.
Listed by Bagnall as text 14.
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The Florida Ostraka
Documents from the Roman Army in Upper Egypt
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