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Title Hieratic Demotic and Greek Studies and Text Editions
Author Cary J. Martin
Publisher BRILL
Release 2018-05-15
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 424
ISBN 9004377530
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This volume is a Festschrift in honour of Sven Vleeming containing the contributions of thirty-eight friends and colleagues, often renowned specialists in their respective fields. This book, which includes the editions of fifty-four new texts from Ancient Egypt that date from the 7th century BCE to the 2nd century CE, covers a very wide range of subjects in (Abnormal) Hieratic, Demotic and Greek papyrology. As such, it reflects the equally wide range of knowledge of the scholar to whom this book is dedicated.

Title Text Editions of Abnormal Hieratic Demotic Greek Latin and Coptic Papyri and Ostraca
Author
Publisher BRILL
Release 2020-12-29
Category History
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9004439005
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This volume is a Festschrift in honour of Francisca Hoogendijk, containing fifty-six editions and re-editions of (Abnormal) Hieratic, Demotic, Greek, Latin and Coptic papyri and ostraca, dating from the twelfth century BCE until the eighth century CE.

New Approaches in Demotic Studies by Franziska Naether

Title New Approaches in Demotic Studies
Author Franziska Naether
Publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release 2019-09-23
Category History
Total Pages 371
ISBN 3110664879
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The present volume collects current research on manuscripts written in the demotic language, which have recently been discovered in excavations or which can be found in museums worldwide. The manuscripts’ topics range from religion, law, and literature through ancient Egyptian linguistics to the history of economics as well as social history. Featured articles were first presented at the International Conference for Demotic Studies in Leipzig.

Title The Archive of the Theban Choachyte Petebaste Son of Peteamunip Floruit 7th Century BCE
Author Koenraad Donker Van Heel
Publisher BRILL
Release 2021-05-12
Category History
Total Pages 236
ISBN 9004459928
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is the first ever edition of an abnormal hieratic business archive from the Louvre of a mortuary priest in 7th century BCE Thebes (Egypt), discussing points of history, law, economics, religion, grammar, chronology and abnormal hieratic palaeography.

Title Ars ma and His World the Bodleian Letters in Context
Author Christopher J. Tuplin
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release 2020-12-29
Category History
Total Pages 528
ISBN 0198860714
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The third of three volumes offering a detailed presentation of a set of letters associated with Arsāma, satrap in Egypt in the later fifth century BC and the bullae that sealed them. This volume explores the administrative, economic, military, ideological, religious, and artistic context of the letters.

Title The Archive of Thotsutmis Son of Panouphis
Author Jacqueline E. Jay
Publisher ISD LLC
Release 2021-07-31
Category History
Total Pages 196
ISBN 1614910669
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Archive of Thotsutmis, Son of Panouphis presents for the first time one of the largest collections of Demotic ostraca to have been discovered intact by archaeologists in the twentieth century. Rarely have such deposits been found in situ. Excavated by Ambrose Lansing on behalf of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1915-16 at the site of Deir el-Bahari, the integrity and context of this find are critical to the proper understanding of the texts it contained. Through the publication and analysis of this archive of Demotic and Greek texts recorded on ostraca, Muhs, Scalf, and Jay reconstruct the microhistory of Thotsutmis, son of Panouphis, and his family, who worked in Egypt on the west bank of Thebes as priests in the mortuary industry during the early Ptolemaic Period in the third century BC. The forty-two ostraca published in this volume provide a rare opportunity to explore the intersections between an intact ancient archive of private administrative documents and the larger social and legal contexts into which they fit. What the reconstructed microhistory reveals is an ancient family striving to make it among the wealthy and connected social network of Theban choachytes and pastophoroi, while they simultaneously navigated the bureaucratic maze of taxes, fees, receipts, and legal procedures of the Ptolemaic state.

Title Libraries before Alexandria
Author Kim Ryholt
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2019-11-07
Category History
Total Pages 504
ISBN 0192523996
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The creation of the Library of Alexandria is widely regarded as one of the great achievements in the history of humankind - a giant endeavour to amass all known literature and scholarly texts in one central location, so as to preserve it and make it available for the public. In turn, this event has been viewed as a historical turning point that separates the ancient world from classical antiquity. Standard works on the library continue to present the idea behind the institution as novel and, at least implicitly, as a product of Greek thought. Yet, although the scale of the collection in Alexandria seems to have been unprecedented, the notion of creating central repositories of knowledge, while perhaps new to Greek tradition, was age-old in the Near East where the building was erected. Here the existence of libraries can be traced back another two millennia, from the twenty-seventh century BCE to the third century CE, and so the creation of the Library in Alexandria was not so much the beginning of an intellectual adventure as the impressive culmination of a very long tradition. This volume presents the first comprehensive study of these ancient libraries across the 'Cradle of Civilization' and traces their institutional and scholarly roots back to the early cities and states and the advent of writing itself. Leading specialists in the intellectual history of each individual period and region covered in the volume present and discuss the enormous textual and archaeological material available on the early collections, offering a uniquely readable account intended for a broad audience of the libraries in Egypt and Western Asia as centres of knowledge prior to the famous Library of Alexandria.

Title Sortilege and its Practitioners in Late Antiquity My Lots are in Thy Hands
Author AnneMarie Luijendijk
Publisher BRILL
Release 2018-10-18
Category History
Total Pages 410
ISBN 9004385037
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The fourteen essays in this work examine late antique lot divination in the Mediterranean world, employing the overlapping perspectives of religious studies, classics, anthropology, economics, and history.

Title Ar ma and his World The Bodleian Letters in Context
Author Christopher J. Tuplin
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2020-12-29
Category History
Total Pages 416
ISBN 0192652559
Language English, Spanish, and French
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During the Second World War the Bodleian Library in Oxford acquired a set of Aramaic letters, eight sealings, and the two leather bags in which the sealed letters were once stored. The letters concern the affairs of Aršāma, satrap of Egypt in the later fifth century. Taken with other material associated with him (mostly in Aramaic, Demotic Egyptian, and Akkadian), they illuminate the Achaemenid world of which Aršāama was a privileged member and evoke a wide range of social, economic, cultural, organizational, and political perspectives, from multi-lingual communication, storage and disbursement of resources, and satrapal remuneration, to cross-regional ethnic movement, long-distance travel, religious practice, and iconographic projection of ideological messages. Particular highlights include a travel authorization (the only example of something implicit in numerous Persepolis documents), texts about the religious life of the Judaean garrison at Elephantine, Aršāma's magnificent seal (a masterpiece of Achaemenid glyptic, inherited from a son of Darius I), and echoes of temporary disturbances to Persian management of Egypt. But what is also impressive is the underlying sense of systematic coherence founded on and expressed in the use of formal, even formalized, written communication as a means of control. The Aršāma dossier is not alone in evoking that sense, but its size, variety, and focus upon a single individual give it a unique quality. Though this material has not been hidden from view, it has been insufficiently explored: it is the purpose of the three volumes of Aršāma and his World: The Bodleian Letters in Context to provide the fullest presentation and historical contextualization of this extraordinary cache yet attempted. Volume I presents and translates the letters alongside a detailed line-by-line commentary, while Volume II reconstructs the two seals that made the clay bullae that sealed the letters, with special attention to Aršāma's magnificent heirloom seal. Volume III comprises a series of thematic essays which further explore the administrative, economic, military, ideological, religious, and artistic environment to which Aršāma and the letters belonged.

Greek Medical Papyri by Nicola Reggiani

Title Greek Medical Papyri
Author Nicola Reggiani
Publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release 2019-09-23
Category History
Total Pages 389
ISBN 3110536404
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The volume collects papers presented at the International Conference "Greek Medical Papyri - Text, Context, Hypertext" held at the University of Parma on November 2-4, 2016, as the final event of the ERC project DIGMEDTEXT, aimed primarily at creating an online textual database of the Greek papyri dealing with medicine. The contributions, authored by outstanding papyrologists and historians of the ancient medicine, deal with a variety of topics focused on the papyrological evidence of ancient medical texts and contexts. The first part, devoted to "medical texts", contains some new reflections on important sources such as the Anonymus Londinensis and the Hippocratic corpus, as well as on specific themes like the pharmacological vocabulary, the official medical reports, the medical care in the Roman army. The second part collects papers about the "doctors' context", providing highlights from broader viewpoints like the analysis of the writing supports, the study of the ostraka from the Eastern Desert, the evidence of inscriptions and philosophical texts. The third part is entirely focused on the DIGMEDTEXT project itself: the team members present some relevant key issues raised by the digitisation of the medical papyri.