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Title: SB 10.10527 (TM 14312) and the Scale of Ousiac Land in Egypt
Author(s): BROUX, Yanne
Journal: Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists
Volume: 58 Date: 2021
This paper offers a new interpretation of SB 10.10527 (TM 14312), which was previously interpreted by Parássoglou as an offer to buy five arouras of the Louriane ousia near Tebtynis. It makes more sense if the land being sold was the former property of a private landowner called Lurius who was indebted to the state. The remainder of the paper is dedicated to other alleged examples of sold-off imperial land and to the sense of πρότερον added to some descriptions of imperial estates, in order to demonstrate that such land was only rarely put up for sale by the administration.