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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity


from its origins to circa AD 700, across the entire Christian world


Fragment of a Greek fiscal register, from Aphrodito (Upper Egypt), mentioning an institution dedicated to Mary, possibly *Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033), datable to the beginning of the 8th century

Evidence ID

E02229

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Fiscal document

Documentary texts - List

Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet

CPR 22 59

Line 3 of this register reads:

[ -ca.?- ] ἄ̣νθ(ρωποι) ἁγί(ας) Μαρί(ας) (καὶ) μον(αστήρια) [ -ca.?- ]

'[…] people of saint Mary and monasteries […]'

(Text and Italian trans.: F. Morelli, Engl.: G. Schenke)


A complete record of the text, with images, can be found at:

http://papyri.info/ddbdp/cpr;22;59

Cult Places

Cult building - unspecified

Source

The papyrus document P.Vindob. G 60439 is housed at the papyrus collection in Vienna and has been dated on palaeographical grounds.


Bibliography

Edition:
Morelli, F., Documenti greci per la fiscalità e la amministrazione dell'Egitto arabo, Corpus Papyrorum Raineri vol. XXII, Griechische Texte XV (Vienna, 2001), 275–276.


Record Created By

Gesa Schenke

Date Last Modified

14/07/2019

Related Saint Records
IDNameName in SourceIdentity
S00033Mary, Mother of ChristΜαρί(α)Uncertain


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Gesa Schenke, Cult of Saints, E02229 - http://csla.history.ox.ac.uk/record.php?recid=E02229