P.Oxy. LII 3694

Invitation to a Strategus

ed. Helen M. Cockle

EES: Papyrology Room, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

"To Aurelius Harpocration, strategus, from the inhabitants and notables of the village of Seryphis. The great god Ammon, who loves you, invites you on the 16th of the present month Phamenoth on the occasion of a festival and a rhodophoria."

We know of a rose-festival, ta Rhodophoria, from other papyri. The rhodophoria here may be a ceremony involving the wearing or carrying of roses rather than a festival proper.

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