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Z. a~auts) with different persons for irrigation works to be built a t Philadelphia. Z. 23. T h e type of the contract and the methods of payment are identical with those of the contracts concluded by Kleon and T h e o d o r u ~ . ~ V n d eKomoapis, r or perhaps along with him, worked another engineer and contractor, Petechon, also of Egyptian origin. Z. 30). I. 571, 4) along with a certain Pyron (cf. I. 418) and twice in the Petrie papyri. One of these letters, of the year 30 (P. , 111, 218. ss P.

And actually how could the dioeketes manage to conclude all these contracts himself? There is no other way to explain this contract t h a n 54 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN STUDIES by assuming that the work was done for Apollonius in the first instance and that the State entered into it only as the controlling power. Moreover Apollonius has a special interest in the religious life in Memphis. I. 531 is a letter of the priests of Astarte in Memphis asking for help in getting some oil and K ~ K Lon the same conditions as those granted to the Carians and Hellenomemphites.

VI, p. XVI) of the year 28, speaks of constructions in the village itself, certainly houses and other buildings of a similar kind, as ;pya XiB~va,aXivO~vaand [iXtva are mentioned (stone, brick, and wood work). The second document (P. Lille 1) of the year 27, remains still unexplained. The heading says that the writer of the document is a certain Stotoetis the secretary (hvriypacpeCs)and that the document is addressed to Apollonius. The document is countersigned by Diodorus. The body of the document contains a chart of a plot of land of 10,000 arurae with indications of the dykes and canals to be constructed.

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