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183ἐν Ἀρσιν[ό]ηι καταμένειν, ἑ[αυ]τοῖς οἰκίδια ἀναπλασσέτωσαν, 184καθάπερ καὶ οἱ πρότερ[ον παρ]αγενόμενοι ἐποίησαν. 185ἔρρωσο.

208. Decree of Ptolemy Philopator

B.G.U. 1211.3rd cent. b.c.

1Βασ[ιλ]έως προστάξαντο[ς]. 2τοὺς κατὰ τὴν χώραν τελοῦντα[ς] 3τῶι Διονύσωι καταπλεῖν εἰς Ἀλε[ξ]άν-4δρειαν, τοὺς μὲν ἕως Ναυκράτε[ως] ἀ-5φ᾿ ἧς ἡμέρας τὸ πρόσταγμα ἔκκειται 6ἐν ἡμέραις ι, τοὺς δὲ ἐπάνω Ναυκράτε-7ως ἐν ἡμέραι<ς> κ, καὶ ἀπογράφεσθ[αι]πρὸς 8Ἀριστόβουλον εἰς τὸ καταλογεῖον [ἀ]φ᾿ ἧ[ς] 9ἂν ἡμέρας παραγένωνται ἐν ἡμ[έρ]αις 10τρ[ι]σίν, διασαφεῖν δὲ εὐθέως καὶ π[αρὰ τί-]11νων παρειλήφασι τὰ ἱερὰ ἕως γενε[ῶν τρι-]12ῶν καὶ διδόναι τὸν ἱερὸν λόγον ἐ[σφ]ραγισ[μένον] 13ἐπιγράψαντα 〚τὸ ὄνομα〛 ἕκαστ[ον] τὸ αὑ[το]ῦ 14ὄνομα.

209. Royal Decree

B.G.U. 1730.50 b.c. (?)

1Βασιλέως καὶ βασιλίσσης προσταξάντων. 2μηδένα τῶν ὑπὲρ Μέμφιν νομῶν 3ἀγοράζοντα πυρὸν

  • 183Suppl. E.-H.: καταμέν[ουσιν αὐ]τοῖς Schubart.
  • 2Or <ἐκ> τῶν (Wilcken).
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Edicts and Orders

any urgent reason for staying in Arsinoe, let them erect for themselves mud huts, as did those who came formerly. Goodbye.

208. Decree of Ptolemy Philopator

3rd cent. b.c.

By decree of the king. Persons who perform the rites of Dionysusa in the interior shall sail down to Alexandria, those between here and Naucratis within 10 days from the day on which the decree is published and those beyond Naucratis within 20 days, and shall register themselves before Aristobulus at the registration-office within three days from the day on which they arrive, and shall declare forthwith from what persons they have received the transmission of the sacred rites for three generations back and shall hand in the sacred bookb sealed up, inscribing thereon each his own name.

209. Royal Decree

50 b.c. (?)

By decree of the king and queen. No one purchasing wheat or pulse from the nomes above

  • aCleopatra VII. and Ptolemy XIV.; or perhaps
  • aPtolemy Philopator is known to have been particularly devoted to this cult.
  • bConcerning the mysteries of Dionysus.
  • aPtolemy Auletes and Cleopatra Tryphaena, in which case the date would be 70 b.c.
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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.select_papyri_official_documents_edicts_orders.1934