from the Persecution of 250-251

P. Michigan inv. 263 (A.D. 250, June 21): [= A.E.R. Boak & J.G. Winter (ed.), P. Mich III (1936) #158:

To those superintending the sacrifices of the village of Theadelphia, from Aurelia Bellias, daughter of Peteres, and her daughter Capinis.

We have sacrificed to the gods all along, and now in your presences according to orders I poured a libation and sacrificed and tasted of the sacred offerings, and I request you to subscribe this for us.

[Signatures:] We, Aurelius Serenus and Aurelius Hermas, saw you sacrificing.
Signed by me, Hermas.

Year 1 of the Emperor Caesar Gaius Messius Quintus Trajanus Decius Pius Felix Augustus, Pauni 27.


January 22, 2010 9:57 PM

John Paul Adams, CSUN

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