Part One. The Greek Papyri — Codex I (Codex_Part_I_I)
(2,345 words)

1. Undertaking by Oil-Workers

I 1c

7.5 × 11.5 cm.

late 3rd/early 4th cent.

The oil-workers of a village in the Little Diopolite nome, having previously agreed to supply oils for the εὐθενεια of the nome capital, agree in the present text to continue and expand their responsibilities in this enterprise. Virtually no details are preserved, but the existence of such an agreement presupposes that the workers involved were organized into some form of corporate unity: see in general M. San Nicolò, Ägyptisches Vereinswesen zur Zeit der Ptolemäer und Römer (2nd ed. Munich 1972 = Münchener Beiträg…

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Barns, J. W. B. and Shelton, John C., “Part One. The Greek Papyri — Codex I (Codex_Part_I_I)”, in: The Coptic Gnostic Library — A Complete Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices, Editor in Chief: James M. Robinson. Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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