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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Forthcoming (March 2008): A Csaba Láda, Ptolemaic Documentary Papyri from the Papyrussammlung Erzherzog Rainer, Vienna

Ptolemaic Documentary Papyri from the Papyrussammlung Erzherzog Rainer, Vienna
Ed. by Láda, Csaba A.
Approx. 220 pages. Hardcover. Euro [D] 98.00 / sFr 157.00 / for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 137.00. *
ISBN 978-3-11-019523-1 Series: Corpus Papyrorum Raineri (CPR) XXVIII
Languages: English, Greek
Type of Publication: Edition
to be published March 2008

About this Title
This volume contains an edition of 13 hitherto unpublished papyrus documents in Greek from Ptolemaic Egypt. The texts were written in the last three centuries BC and probably originate from Middle Egypt. Many appear to have been recovered from papyrus cartonnage. The papyri include a wide variety of documents, such as a royal ordinance, a petition, two tax lists, a tax receipt, several accounts, official correspondence and a private letter. They provide valuable new information on the settlement pattern, transport system, economy, fiscal organisation, bureaucracy, prosopography, onomastics and law of Ptolemaic Egypt and thus afford us a unique insight into the social, economic, administrative and cultural history of this Hellenistic kingdom. This volume will be of interest not only to Greek papyrologists but also to ancient historians and Egyptologists.