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TVII Tablet: 335
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Title: Letter
Category: Miscellaneous correspondence

Commentary:

Inv.86.352. 68 x 24 mm. Two joining fragments from what appears to be the end of a letter, perhaps to a woman (see note to line 4). We should therefore expect to see something of an address on the back, but nothing is visible. The writing on the right-hand fragment has mostly disappeared and no connected sense can be obtained. Word division is good.

Text:


. . . . . . . . .
n 1 fero sed cra c.10 [
n 2 ideo esse scir c.9 u.ad.[
n 3 torio de cesse c.10 em uacat
n 4 ?uale..s.[

Translation:

Notes:

1          cras is possible.

2-3          Presumably adi[u-]/torio (cf. P.Brooklyn 24.iii.5, Thomas and Davies (1977)), probably not preceded by cum.

4          It is not clear whether this greeting is in a different hand, which is what we should expect. The last visible letter is either d or o; the former suggests ualeas d[omine, but the traces perhaps suit ualeas so[ror better.


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