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Chronological systems of Byzantine Egypt

Author: Roger S Bagnall; K A Worp
Publisher: Leiden, the Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Egypt is the richest source of primary documents for the economy, society and everyday life of the late antique Mediterranean world. Its thousands of papyri provide insight into aspects and topics ignored by ancient authors. This handbook is an indispensable tool in navigating these documents, which use a host of complex systems to date legal transactions. Extensive tables and lists help the reader understand the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger S Bagnall; K A Worp
ISBN: 9004136541 9789004136540
OCLC Number: 54006627
Language Note: Some texts in Greek.
Description: viii, 349 pages ; 30 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. Cycle of 312 to 327 --
Ch. 3. Development of the Indiction System, 327-ca. 380 --
Ch. 4. Indiction year --
Ch. 5. Meaning of [actual symbol not reproducible] --
Ch. 6. Regnal Dating and Oaths --
Ch. 7. Oxyrhynchite Eras and Local Counts --
Ch. 8. Era of Diocletian and of the Martyrs --
Ch. 9. Consulates, Postconsulates, and Postconsular Eras --
Ch. 10. Invocation Formulas --
App. D. Appearances of Consulates in the Papyri, 284-641 --
App. G. Imperial Oath Formulas in Byzantine Papyri --
App. I. Saracene Era (Hijra) --
App. J. Datings by the Moon in Inscriptions from Nubia.
Responsibility: by Roger S. Bagnall and Klaas A. Worp.

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