REVIEW: Nicolas Flessa (ed.), Corpus Papyrorum Raineri, XXVII. "(Gott) schütze das Fleisch des Pharao"
Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2008.01.65
Nicolas Flessa (ed.), Corpus Papyrorum Raineri, XXVII. "(Gott) schütze das Fleisch des Pharao": Untersuchungen zum Magischen Handbuch pWien Aeg 8426. München: K. G. Saur, 2006. Pp. 156; pls. 4. ISBN 978-3-598-77952-7. €58.00.
Reviewed by Peter C. Nadig, Seminar für Alte Geschichte, Universität Mannheim (email@example.com)
Word count: 817 words
Students of Egyptology in German-speaking countries are often encouraged to publish their master's thesis, a step which in contrast, is rather uncommon, if not discouraged among ancient historians. Nevertheless, many of these Egyptology graduates edit Egyptian texts hitherto unpublished or in need of a new edition or publish archaeological finds or analyze philological topics. This is the case with Nicolas Flessa's publication of pWien Aeg 8426, a late hieratic papyrus of the Roman Period now in the Austrian National Library in Vienna. This fragmentary papyrus is from a temple handbook containing magic spells and rituals for the protection of the king. Its text has not been published in its entirety before, but the papyrus has been consulted in part by scholars since 1974.
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