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The Oxford handbook of papyrology

Author: Roger S Bagnall
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford handbooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thousands of texts, written over a period of three thousand years on papyri and potsherds, in Egyptian, Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Hebrew, Persian, and other languages, have transformed our knowledge of many aspects of life in the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds. The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology provides an introduction to the world of these ancient documents and literary texts, ranging from the raw  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger S Bagnall
ISBN: 9780195178388 0195178386 9780199843695 0199843694
OCLC Number: 236082531
Description: xxi, 688 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm.
Contents: Writing materials in the ancient world / Adam Bülow-Jacobsen --
The finds of papyri : the archaeology of papyrology / Hélène Cuvigny --
The history of the discipline / James G. Keenan --
Conservation of ancient papyrus materials / Jaakko Frösén --
Greek and Latin writing in the papyri / Guglielmo Cavallo --
The Greek and Latin languages in the papyri / Eleanor Dickey --
Abbreviations and symbols / Nikolaos Gonis --
Practical help : chronology, geography, measures, currency, names, prosopography, and technical vocabulary / Roger S. Bagnall --
Editing a papyrus / Paul Schubert --
Archives and dossiers / Katelijn Vandorpe --
The ancient book / William A. Johnson --
Papyrology and ancient literature / Timothy Renner --
The special case of Herculaneum / David Sider --
Education in the papyri / Raffaella Cribiore --
Mathematics, science, and medicine in the papyri / Alexander Jones --
The range of documentary texts : types and categories / Bernhard Palme --
The multilingual environment of Persian and Ptolemaic Egypt : Egyptian, Aramaic, and Greek documentation / Dorothy J. Thompson --
The multilingual environment of late antique Egypt : Greek, Latin, Coptic, and Persian documentation / Jean-Luc Fournet --
Arabic papyri and Islamic Egypt / Petra M. Sijpesteijn --
The papyrology of the Near East / Jean Gascou--
Writing histories from the papyri / Todd M. Hickey --
Geography and administration in Egypt (332 BCE-642 CE) / Maria Rosaria Falivene --
Law in Graeco-Roman Egypt : Hellenization, fusion, Romanization / Uri Yiftach-Firanko --
Egyptian religion and magic in the papyri / Willy Clarysse --
The papyri and early Christianity / David G. Martinez --
Manichaeism and Gnosticism in the papyri / Cornelia Römer --
The future of papyrology / Peter van Minnen.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks.
Other Titles: Papyrology
Responsibility: edited by Roger S. Bagnall.
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