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Title: A Petition Regarding Theft
Author(s): NOLAN, Edward
Journal: Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists
Volume: 57 Date: 2020
Edition of P.Mich. inv. 6641, a petition to the strategos of the Arsinoite nome regarding theft. In the papyrus, dated to 151 CE, a male petitioner from Tebtynis, Mieus, complains about a female thief, Taorseus, probably his former wife, and her sister, Tephersaïs. The petition likely belongs to a genre of complaints that document women practicing 'self-help' in recovering their dowry, typically using the occasion of their husband’s absence.