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Arsinoite nome. Philiskos son of Apollonios, Persian of the Epigone, acknowledges to Apollonia also called Kellauthis, daughter of Herakleides, Persian, with her guardian her brother Apollonios, that he has received from her in copper money 2 talents 4000 drachmas, the dowry for Apollonia agreed upon with him. Apollonia shall remain with Philiskos, obeying him as a wife should her husband, owning their property in common with him. Philiskos shall supply to Apollonia all necessaries and clothing and whatever is proper for a wedded wife, whether he is at home or abroad, so far as their property shall admit. It shall not be lawful for Philiskos to bring in any other wife but Apollonia, nor to keep a concubine or lover, nor to beget children by another woman in Apollonia's lifetime, nor to live in another house over which Apollonia is not mistress, nor to eject or insult or ill-treat her, nor to alienate any of their property to Apollonia's disadvantage. If he is shown to be doing any of these things, or does not supply her with necessaries and clothing and the rest as has been said, Philiskos shall forfeit forthwith to Apollonia the dowry of 2 talents 4000 drachmas of copper. In the same way it shall not be lawful for Apollonia to spend the night or day away from the house of Philiskos without Philiskos' consent or to have intercourse with another man or to ruin the common household or to bring shame upon Philiskos in anything that causes a husband shame. If Apollonia wishes of her own will to separate from Philiskos, Philiskos shall repay her the bare dowry within ten days from the day it is demanded back. If he does not repay it as has been stated, he shall forthwith forfeit the dowry he has received increased by one half. The witnesses are: Dionysios son of Patron Dionysios son of Hermaiskos Theon son of Ptolemaios Didymos son of Ptolemaios Dionysios son of Dionysios Herakleios son of Diokles, all six Macedonians of the Epigone; the keeper of the contract is Dionysios. I, Philiskos son of Apollonios, Persian of the Epigone, acknowledge the receipt of the dowry, the 2 talents 4000 drachmas of copper, as above written, and I will act with regard to the dowry as ... I, Dionysios son of Hermaiskos, the aforesaid, wrote for him as he was illiterate. (3rd h.) I, Dionysios, have received (the contract) being valid. (1st h.) Registered in the 22nd year, Mecheir 11. Three provisions of legal documents (311BC) - Guarantees bride and representatives execution on groom’s person and belongings - Enabling clause - Each party has right to keep copy of agreement 3. Ekdosis Giving of bride and dowry, by father, to groom (essential part of the transaction of marriage among the Greeks)


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