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E02305: Greek account from Oxyrhynchos (Middle Egypt), listing receipts from estates, mentioning a payment from a presbyter and oikonomos of *Apa Titos (possibly the disciple of Paul, S01204); dated to 616–617.

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posted on 2017-02-02, 00:00 authored by gschenke
P.Oxy. 16 1917

This account (part of the Apion Archive) lists receipts from estates in wheat and money. One such payment, though not yet received, was due from a presbyter and oikonomos of an institution dedicated to Apa Titos, line 19:

Παμοῦν πρεσβ(ύτερος) καὶ οἰκονόμος τοῦ ἁγίου ἄπα Τίττου σίτ(ου) (ἀρτάβαι) κδ

'Pamoun, the presbyter and oikonomos of saint Apa Titos: 24 artabas of wheat.'

(Text: B. P. Grenfell, A. S. Hunt, and H. I. Bell, trans.: G. Schenke)

A complete record of the document with images and bibliography can be found at:;16;1917


Evidence ID


Saint Name

Titus, disciple of Paul : S01204

Saint Name in Source


Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - List Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet


  • Greek

Evidence not before


Evidence not after


Activity not before


Activity not after


Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc


Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Oxyrhynchos Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and Narratives

Ecclesiastics - lesser clergy


The papyrus document, P.Cairo 10132, from Oxyrhynchos, is now in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.


Some of the villages mentioned in this document are located in the Heracleopolite, to the north of Oxyrhynchos, including the one to which the institution (church, shrine, or monastery) of Apa Titos belonged.


Edition: Grenfell, B.P., Hunt, A.S., and Bell, H.I., The Oxyrhynchus Papyri XVI, published by the Egypt Exploration Society in Graeco-Roman Memoirs (London, 1924), 182–188.

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