"Decret d'amnistie de Ptolémée Evergète II et lettre aux forces armées de Chypre", M. Th. Lenger, "Bull. de Corresp. Hell.", LXXX, 1956 : [recenzja]
9—10 (1956) 586—7.
H. M u s u r i l l o S. J., Early Christian
of P. Amherst 3 (a) = Wilcken,
XXXI, No. 61  124—134).
A re-examination of P. Amh. 3(a) suggests certain economic
ties between Christian communities during the comparatively
peaceful period when Maximus was bishop of Alexandria (264-282
A.D.). Though it is difficult to determine the exact relationship
between the unnamed writer of the letter (who is undoubtedly an
Arsinoite writing from Rome), and the Alexandrian chancery, it
is perhaps the soundest view to understand that the Bishop and
his assistant were acting merely as depositaries for the sums of
money being disposed of by the writer. Apart from the question
of possible profit to the parties concerned, the arrangement of
turning the money into goods with subsequent resale is perhaps
simply for safety and convenience without further significance.
E. L e v y , Zur quellengeschichtlichen Bedeutung der Leidener
(Pauli Sententiarum Fragmentům Leidense [Cod.
Leid. B.P.L. 2589] ediderunt et commentariis instruxerunt
G. G. A r c h i — M. D a v i d — Ε. L e v y — R. M a r i c h a l —
H. L. W. N e l s o n , in: Studia Gaiana, ed. M. David & J . C. van
O v e n , vol. IV [Leiden 1956] p. 62—78)
This remarkable work deals with the following matters: 1. The
question of connection with the Sentences of Paulus, 2. their
relationship to the later tradition, 3. Real increase of our knowledge,
4. The law of repetundae, 5. The physiognomy of the author of the
sentences, 6. The quality of the discovery.
M. Th. Len g er, Decret d'amnistie de Ptolémée
aux forces armées de Chypre (Bull, de Corresp.
The inscription which is the subject of this study is not unknown.
Its discoverer T. B. M i t f o r d submitted it to the attention of the
members of the Vth International Congress of Papyrology at Oxford
in 1937 and published the next year in the Congress Acts.
The study of Miss Len g er consists first of all of the réédition
of the inscription with a commentary, composed of two parts: of
a general introduction in which the author examines the questions
concerning history, law and diplomacy, connected with the whole
document and of a detailed commentary in which she discusses
minutely the text and analyzes the contents of its dispositions.
Generally, the author tries to establish the most probable sense
of the inscription, and its importance for our knowledge of the
The first of these booklets is a report on the VIII
International Congress of Papyrology with regard to the collection of papyri
in Giessen. The second gives information on this collection, with
bibliographical notes. The third — contains the author's
observations concerning the catalogue of the Papyri Bibliothecae
The new volume of the BL., after the death of P r e i s i g k e and
B i l a b e l being continued by the three above mentioned editors,
de erves the same appreciation as that of their predecessors. The
work is absolutely necessary for every papyrologist. It is desirable
that the 2nd part of the Π Ι volume should appear as soon as possible.
Economy : A Reconsideration Chrest . 126 ( Chron. d'Egypte Evergète II et lettre Hell. L X X X  H. G. G u n d e l , Bibliothek der Justus Liebig-Hochschule (vormals Universitätsbibliothek) Giessen: Kurzberichte aus den Papyrussammlungen 1-3 ( 1956 ).