P.Oxy. LV 3781

Announcement of the Accession of Hadrian

ed. J. R. Rea

EES: Papyrology Room, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

"Be it known to you that for the salvation of the whole race of mankind the imperial rule has been taken over from the god his father by Imperator Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Optimus Augustus Germanicus Dacius Parthicus. Therefore we shall pray to all the gods that his continuance may be preserved to us for ever and shall wear garlands for ten days."

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