P.Oxy. 42.3070 is a first century Greek papyrus discovered in the trash heaps of ancient Oxyrhynchus. It is a letter from two men named Apion and Epimachus to another man named Epaphroditus. Basically, the letter writers inform the recipient that if he lets them bugger (look it up if you don’t know) him, they will no longer beat him. Here is the text:
λέγει Ἀπίων καὶ Ἐπιμ̣ᾶς Ἐπαφροδ(ίτῳ) τῶι φιλτά̣τ̣ω̣ι̣ ὅ̣τι εἰ διδοῖς ἡμῖν τὸ πυγίσαι κ̣α̣ὶ καλῶς σο̣ί ἐστι, οὐ̣κέτι οὐ̣ μὴ δείρ̣ομέν σε ἐὰν δώσῃς ἡμῖν τὸ πυγ̣ί̣σαι. ἔρρω̣(σο).
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