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I. 631, col. 11, 1. 1, and P. Lille 5, 1. 13, land sown with grass was formerly Gpvp6s. I n P. Lille 5, 1. $vXi~is; in 1. 23 of the same papyrus are mentioned 200 arurae of land where brushwood ought to be cut ([vho~oaia). I n P. $vXirrs near the shrine of Isis of Attinas. The most common kinds of brushwood in Egypt were willows (isia) and tamarisk (pvpi~~lj, the latter used frequently for the dykes and bridges. For 56 The evidence on the Gpupoi was collected b y Calderini, Aegyplus, I, 56 fi. s7 I remind the reader of such names as IIsohapair Apupoi;.

20, Zoilus tilz oeconome asks Panakestor to send Komoapis the engineer to Tanis where a dyke needed repair. Komoapis therefore must have been the engineer who managed the irrigation works a t Philadelphia. Z. Z. a~auts) with different persons for irrigation works to be built a t Philadelphia. Z. 23. T h e type of the contract and the methods of payment are identical with those of the contracts concluded by Kleon and T h e o d o r u ~ . ~ V n d eKomoapis, r or perhaps along with him, worked another engineer and contractor, Petechon, also of Egyptian origin.

Of his Gwp~d as such we know very little. The peasants of the village Khp~vorworked the land of the Gwped and paid the ~ K ~ ~ P LorO rent V to Chrysermus; in judicial and ROSTOVTZEFF-A L A R G E ESTATE I N E G Y P T 45 administrative matters they were subject to the regular administration. Another document, P . Lille 19 (year 16 of Euergetes) speaks of a certain amount of grain (224714 artabae) paid by Sarapion the manager of the estate of Kallixenes (6 ~ T ~ o € u T ~ Krcs & s KaX~ ~ [ h v o v sGwpeLis), through an agent of the epimeletes to the treasury.

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