Abinnaeus, Flavius; H. I. Bell; V. Martin; E. G. Turner; & D. Van Berchem
Title THE ABINNAEUS ARCHIVE Papers of a Roman Officer in the Reign of Constantius II. Collected and re-edited.
Book Condition Very Good in Good+ dust jacket
Publisher Oxford Clarendon Press 1962
Seller ID 29728
Light bump to top of spine. Former owner's name to ffep. Else minor shelfwear to book. DJ spine browned with a bit of sticker damage. Tears to head of spine. Some chipping to DJ. ; 191 pages; Flavius Abinnaeus is commander of the cavalry (praefectus alae) in the Fayum, stationed in a fortress in Dionysias, a village in the North-West of the province from AD 342 to 35. The book is a collection of petitions, letters, accounts and lists. Of the 42 letters, 37 are addressed to Abinnaeus and one is written by him. All together, he has 26 different correspondents. Fourteen petitions are addressed to Abinnaus in his official capacity as commanding officer at Dionysias. One petition in Latin is directed to the emperors by Abinnaeus himself. Most accounts and lists register tax contributions levied from farmers by the agents of Abinnaeus.
Roman Army Military & Army Warfare & Defence Latin Literature Epigraphy & Palaeography Roman History Classical Greek & Roman Late Antiquity