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239. Report of a Public Meeting

P. Oxy. 41.About a.d. 300.

1[- - -]αριας πανηγύρεως οὔσης 2[. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . τοῖς Ῥωμαίοις] εἰς [ἐ]ῶνα τὸ κράτος 3τ[ῶ]ν Ῥωμαίων, Ἄγουστοι κύριοι, εὐτύχη [ἡγεμ]ών, εὐτυχῶ[ς] τῷ καθολικῷ. 4Ὠκαιαναὶ πρύτανι, Ὠκααναὶ δόξα πόλεω[ς], Ὠκααναὶ Διό[σκ]ορε πρωτοπολῖτα, 5ἐπὶ σοῦ τὰ ἀγαθὰ καὶ πλέον γίνεται, ἀρχηγαὶ τῶν ἀγαθῶν, ισιην φιλῖ σε καὶ ἀναβαίνι, 6εὐτυχῶς τῷ φιλοπολίτῃ, εὐτυχῶς τῷ φιλομετρίῳ, ἀρχηγὲ τῶν ἀγαθῶν, κτίστα τῆς 7π[όλεως . . . .] . . . . . . . Ὠκααναὶ . . . ου [. . .] ψηφισθήτω ὁ πρύ(τανις) ἐν τυαύτῃ [ἡμέρ]ᾳ, 8πολλῶν ψηφισμάτων ἄξιος, πολλῶν ἀγαθῶν ἀπολαύομεν διὰ σαί, πρύτανι. 9δέησιν τῷ καθολικῷ περὶ τοῦ πρυτάνεως εὐτυχῶς τῷ καθολικῷ δεόμεθα, 10καθολικέ, τὸν πρύτανιν τῇ πόλι, εὐερ[γέτ]α κα[θολι]καί, τὸν κτίστην τῇ πόλι, 11Ἄγουστοι κύριοι εἰς τὸν ἐῶνα· δέησ[ιν] τῷ [καθολι]κῷ

  • 2l. αἰῶνα, so in 11 and 21.
  • 3l. Αὔγουστοι, so in 11, 20, 29. l. εὐτύχει, so in 13, 14, 21.
  • 4l. Ὠκεανέ, so throughout.
  • 5l. ἀρχηγέ.
  • 7l. τοιαύτῃ, so in 15.
  • 8l. διὰ σέ.
  • 10l. καθολικέ, so throughout.
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Reports of Meetings

IV. Reports of Meetings

239. Report of a Public Meeting

About a.d. 300.

. . . when the assembly had met, (the people cried) “. . . the Roman power for ever! lords Augusti! good fortune O governor,a good fortune to the catholicus! Bravo president, bravo the city’s boast, bravo Dioscorus chief of the citizens! under you our blessings still increase, source of our blessings, . . . loves you and rises, good luck to the patriot! good luck to the lover of equity! source of our blessings, founder of the city, . . . bravo . . . let the president receive the vote on this great day, many votes does he deserve, for many are the blessings we enjoy through you, O president! This petition we make to the catholicus about the president, with good wishes to the catholicus, asking for the city’s president, beneficent catholicus, for the city’s founder, lords Augusti for ever, this petition to the catholicus about the

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.select_papyri_official_documents_reports_meetings.1934