polytheist extractions

P.Mich.inv. 4394

“To my lord, from your dancer. I pray to all gods that they may give you health and good fortune and ever greater success with the kings, may they give you favour and standing and success; and may the goddess Boubastis give you health …” – P.Mich.inv. 4394


2 responses to “P.Mich.inv. 4394

  1. Nyktipolos 04/19/2011 at 8:03 pm

    I find this one incredibly beautiful and endearing, yet I can’t quite say why.

    • eklogai 04/20/2011 at 6:28 pm

      There is a poignancy to a lot of these, glimpses into the lives of people long dead. But glimpses are all we get and you can’t help wondering “What led up to this? What happened afterwards?”

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