P.Oxy. LI 3612

Letter of a Prefect

ed. J. R. Rea

EES: Papyrology Room, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

"I have appointed you superintendent of lading for the Oxyrhynchite nome. So then, as you know the risk entailed in the service, take care to make all the public lading animals serve the lading, so that the boats which are sent for the grain transport shall not be delayed."

The addressee has incurred this "risk" (kindunos) by being appointed as a liturgist: he is personally liable if the job does not get done satisfactorily.

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