11. PSI IV 422
15.5 x 35 cm
Philadelphia, mid 3rd century BC
Psentaes complains to Zenon that he was unable to plough the land at the right time and, as a result, it is full of gullies. Nevertheless, this was not due to an oversight on his part but was the fault of the person who was supposed to provide him with pairs of oxen: not only did he give him an insufficient number, but he also did not bring them when they were needed. Psentaes thus asks Zenon to make arrangements to provide him with the animals he needs to prove that he can work skilfully and quickly.