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Lond. Inv. 2094, where peasants are working on a Gpvpbs which is situated within the boundaries of the land leased by them from the 10,000 arurae of Apollonius. I must emphasize the fact that almost the same relations existed between the State and the cleruchi on whose land irrigation work was carried out by the State. Among the contracts of the engineer Theodorus, two documents (P. Petrie 111, 43, 2, col. I and 11) deal with the lands of the cleruchi. I n these contracts before the paragraphs dealing with the warrants, the payment of money and the implements, and after those dealing with the description of the work to be done, there is a fragmentary paragraph, which does not appear in the rest of the contracts.
Lille 1) of the year 27, remains still unexplained. The heading says that the writer of the document is a certain Stotoetis the secretary (hvriypacpeCs)and that the document is addressed to Apollonius. The document is countersigned by Diodorus. The body of the document contains a chart of a plot of land of 10,000 arurae with indications of the dykes and canals to be constructed. S2 The text gives a description and an estimate of the work of constructing the dykes and the canals indicated on the map.
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;.