|TM ID||TM 21124|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||30 (al-Ašmūnayn)||Class||Textual|
P.Herm. 5: Letter from Hermodoros to Theophanes
Hermodoros sends salutations and good wishes to Theophanes (maybe his brother in law), hoping to hear from him "from the favour of the omnipotent God" (παρὰ τῆς τοῦ παντο|κράτ̣[ορ]ο̣ς θεοῦ χ̣άριτος), and informs him that his sons attend to their business and to their public services.
The similarity of hand and of Christian phraseology with P.Herm. 4 led Moscadi (1970: 133) to suggest that Hermodoros was one of "all the brethren with us" mentioned by John and Leon in P.Herm. 4, thus not unlikely a Christian too. Choat (2006: 92) notes that "in the context of the archive, this places Christians within the family of Theophanes, part of a social circle which included several identifiable non-Christians".
Recto: literary hand using iota adscript, occasional punctuation, breathing and accents over ambiguous words (Turner 1987: 118; Fournet 2009: 35-36; Bagnall 2018: 80). Verso: address, written across the fibres.
|Selection criteria||Christian terms/formulas/concepts|
Range of Theophanes archive (ca. 317-323)
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
Manchester, John Rylands Library P. Herm. 5