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The second operation was to eliminate the stumps by burning them. I. 323, 338, 339, 499, 506, 560; cf. I. VI, p. IX). I. , burning out last year's land). I. 667, cf. 564; a girl (ra~6iffKT)) working in the estate writes to Zenon that she is tired of dragging wood (1. , ~ e ~ [ p q ~ v i ] a ~uXocpopov"aa~ a dlAi[eir~uaa])~~ i but she does not like the prospect of going on strike, as was done by her companions (oi, 8CAovua iva;ywprjaar). I t is to be noted that the land thus fitted for cultivation, especially the Euhi7iS, was used by preference for planting oil crops, as such land probably gave abundant harvests of oil seed.

Grenfell and Hunt, F a y u m Towns and their Papyri, p. 24. F . Luckhard, Das Privethaus i n ptolemaischen und romischen Aegypten, (Giessen, 1914); Schubart, Einfuhrung, pp. 437, 445. VII. THE ESTATE OF APOLLONIUS AT PHILADELPHIA A ,-lerus of 10,000 arurae and the supervision of the territory of one or more villages around this clerus was a complicated business, especially in Egypt, where the largest individual tenures of the soldiers did not exceed 100 arurae and the average tenure of a crown farmer was still smaller.

One of them, named cvvo~~ia (P. Petrie 111, 73), bears the name of Artemidorus and has a special manager. Had not the village of Philadelphia a market-place named for Apollonius? I shall later speak of public baths and beer-shops, important centres of public life. At the same time private houses were built one after another. We have quoted already the papyrus which mentioned the house of Artemidorus. Z. 31). I t was built not for Zenon, although he and the members of his staff certainly possessed houses in Philadelphia, but for somebody else.

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