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Title: New Evidence for the Circular Gymnasium and the City Fund in Antinoopolis (P.Mich. inv. 975)
Author(s): GERARDIN, François
Journal: Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists
Volume: 56    Date: 2019   
Pages: 117-127
DOI: 10.2143/BASP.56.0.3286649

Abstract :
This article provides a first edition of P.Mich. inv. 975, a fragmentary but informative text from third-century Antinoopolis. Probably a memorandum addressed to the town council, the text formulates a request either for the full reimbursement of expenses or for the appointment of further citizens to cover these expenses as liturgists. Those expenses targeted the 'circular gymnasium' known through two tenders (P.Köln 1.52) for the gilding of its portico and gates dated to 263 CE. The close link with these two tenders makes P.Mich. inv. 975 an important piece of evidence for the history of public works and the finances of the town council in Antinoopolis.

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