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Heroninus Archive
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The Heroninus Archive (HA) consists of over 1,000 Greek papyri, mostly letters, balance sheets and receipts from the middle of the 3rd cent. AD. They are in fact documents relating to the administration of the large estates, located in the Arsinoítēs nomós (Fayum/Egypt;  Arsinoe [III 2]), of Aurelius Appianus, who belonged to the council of Alexandria. Appianus' central administration had its seat in Ptolemais Euergetis, the capital of the nomós, and was conducted by councillors from the region. At the head of the administration stood Alypius, hims…

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Rathbone, Dominic (London), “Heroninus Archive”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 23 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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