“If it is a girl…”: A Letter about Child Exposure


This letter contains a reference to disposing of a female infant.  P. Oxy. 120 (1st Century BCE) From Hilarion to Alis “Hilarion sends sends many, many greetings to his sister along with my lady Berous and Apollonarion. Listen, we are still in Alexandria. Don’t worry about this—if they go home completely, I will stay in […]

“If it is a girl…”: A Letter about Child Exposure

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