Gam. Tebt. 20 Alexandria, 120 CE


To Boukolos; former agoranomos, former priest of Alexander founder of the city (sc. Alexandria) and of the age classes, priest, chief judge and supervisor of the chrematistai and the other courts, through his son Sarapion, former priest of Alexander founder of the city and of the age classes, temporarily performing the duties of chief judge, from Herakleia also called Apia, daughter of Mysthes, who is absent and on whose behalf her brother )lemaios son of Mysthes is acting by virtue of an agreement executed through the registrar's office at Ptolemais Euergetis in the Arsinoite nome, in the month of Epeiph of the past year (July 120), and from Ptolemaios himself and Lysimachos son of Didymos, son of Lysimachos, whose mother is Apia, and from Herakleides son of Sarapion, son of Herakleides, all of them from the metropolis of the Arsinoite nome. Whereas Herakleides was married without written contract with Apia also called Herakleia, daughter of Herakleia also called Isidora and the latter's deceased husband Kronion brother of Lysimachos, and as during the marriage she became pregnant through him and was delivered, the child . . . (whereas), moreover, Apia also called Herakleia having died, Herakleia also called Isidora and her said brother Ptolemaios and Lysimachos and (on the other side) Herakleides have attended before Eudemos, strategos of the Herakleides division of the Arsinoite nome, the party of Herakleia also called Isidora argued that the child borne by Apia also called Herakleia had died and that Herakleides had adopted another one; Herakleides himself, however, argued that the child which he had taken up was really the child borne by Apia also called Herakleia, as appears according to their own information from the record drawn up in the presence of the strategos in the month of Epeiph ofthe 4th year of Hadrian the lord (July 120), which proves also that the case has been held over to the higher court.

Since it has happened, as both parties concede, that the infant itself, either of Apia also called Herakleia or an outsider, has died, they have now settled the whole controversy and Herakleia also called Isidora and Ptolemaios and Lysimachos agree with each other that they will not proceed against Herakleides either on account of the charge taken down in the minutes of the strategos or of any other matter with or without written document from past times until today; and their opponent, Herakleides, that he will proceed neither against Herakleia also called Isidora and Ptolemaios and Lysimachos nor against any of the possessions left by Apia also called Herakleia, neither on the strength of the minutes nor of any other . . . Herakleia also called Isidora and Ptolemaios and Lysimachos not suffering any harm with respect to any other debt contracted with or without a written document. So we request.