In a letter (Aegyptische Urkunden aus den Königlichen zu Berlin, Griechische Urkunden [BGU], vol. 2, n. 423) dated at the beginning of the second century A.D., Apion from Egypt announces to his family that on arrival at the naval base of Misenum in Italy he was given the service name of Antonius Maximus. In a subsequent letter (BGU, vol. 2, n. 632) he uses that name alone; see John L. White, Light from Ancient Letters, Foundations & Facets: NT (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1986), p. 159.