Homesick Roman.

by Daniel Russ on April 28, 2014




An 1800 year old letter home from a Roman recruit to his parents in Egypt, then a Roman province has been found in Egypt. It is written by an Egyptian man, serving as a Roman legionnaire with the Second Legion Adiutrix in Modern Day Hungary.  His name is Polion and he is from Tebunis. He complains that he is homesick and so desperate to see them that he will soon ask permission to make the journey home. Wow. Nothing changes does it?

“I pray that you are in good health night and day, and I always make obeisance before all the gods on your behalf. I do not cease writing to you, but you do not have me in mind.”






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