What's New in Papyrology

Recent publications of papyri & ostraca 4th BC-8th AD; conferences, lectures etc. from Papy-L and other sources as noted. gregg.schwendner AT wichita.edu

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

REVIEW : Friederike Herklotz, Prinzeps und Pharao. Der Kult des Augustus in Aegypten





Friederike Herklotz, Prinzeps und Pharao. Der Kult des Augustus in Aegypten. Oikumene. Studien zur antiken Weltgeschichte, 4. Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Antike, 2007. Pp. 507; map 1. ISBN 978-3-938032-15-2. €69.90.

Reviewed by Jan Moje, Seminar für Ägyptologie, Universität zu Köln (JanMoje@aol.com)
Word count: 1786 words

Die Einnahme Alexandrias durch den römischen Konsul Octavian im Jahre 30 BC und die darauf folgende römische Okkupation Ägyptens stellte eine der wichtigsten Zäsuren in der Geschichte des Nillandes dar. Ab diesem Zeitpunkt war Ägypten kein eigenständiges Reich mehr, sondern eine Provinz des Imperium Romanum, über dessen Politik im fernen Rom entschieden wurde. Um die Herrschaft Roms gegenüber den Einheimischen zu sichern, war die Legitimation des römischen Kaisers als ägyptischer Herrscher besonders wichtig. Während die in Ägypten residierenden Ptolemäer als indigene Pharaonen interpretiert werden konnten, gestaltete sich die Lage in der Kaiserzeit schwieriger. Schon für Kaiser Augustus musste daher eine auch auf den ägyptischen Religionsvorstellungen fundierte Herrscherlegitimation gefunden werden.
Etc. at BMCR

Blurb from Verlag Antike:

Aegyptum imperio populi Romani adieci – "Ägypten habe ich dem Herrschaftsgebiet des römischen Volkes hinzugefügt." Mit dieser knappen Feststellung behandelt Kaiser Augustus die Eingliederung Ägyptens in das Römische Reich im 27. Kapitel seines Tatenberichtes.

Die Studie untersucht erstmals umfassend unter Einbezug sowohl der ägyptischen als auch der griechisch/lateinischen Quellen die kultische Stellung des Augustus in Ägypten.

Zum Zeitpunkt der Eroberung Ägyptens im Jahre 30 v. Chr. wurde das Land am Nil von den Ptolemäern beherrscht. Diese Könige übten zum einen die Rolle des Pharaos aus, der durch das tägliche Opfer an die Götter die Welt vor dem Rückfall ins Chaos bewahrte. Zum anderen waren sie basileis und wurden aufgrund ihrer Machtfülle und ihrer herausragenden Taten in denselben Formen wie Götter verehrt.

Octavian, der spätere Kaiser Augustus, hätte die Ptolemäer im Königskult ersetzen müssen. Dies widersprach jedoch den Vorstellungen der Römer, denn er war nur ein mit besonderen Vollmachten ausgestatteter Repräsentant der römischen Republik. Der eigentliche Herrscher Ägyptens waren Senat und Volk von Rom.

Die Autorin beleuchtet den Kompromiss, der nun gefunden werden musste, und analysiert die Kontinuitäten und Brüche im Vergleich zur Ptolemäerzeit.

Friederike Herklotz ist Ägyptologin und Althistorikerin in Berlin. Ihre Arbeitsschwerpunkte sind das ptolemäische und römische Ägypten, das 3. Jahrhundert n. Chr. sowie die römische Republik.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Koelner Papyri (P. Koeln), Band 11

Koelner Papyri (P. Koeln), Band 11,
bearbeitet von Charikleia Armoni,
Michael Gronewald,
Klaus Maresch,
Giuseppina Azzarello,
Robert Daniel,
Jean-Luc Fournet,
Charlotte Lehmann,
Daniela C. Luft,
John Lundon,
Franco Maltomini,
Fabian Reiter,
Gesa Schenke,

(Papyrologica Coloniensia VII/11), Verlag Ferdinand Schoeningh, Paderborn 2007. X &
319 Seiten, 47 Tafeln.
ISBN 978-3-506-76487-4
59.90 Euro

INHALT

Vorwort V
Inhalt VII
Zeichenerklärung X

I. GRIECHISCHE LITERARISCHE TEXTE

429. Sappho (Inv. 21351+21376r) 1
430. Lyrischer Text (Sappho-Papyrus) 12
431. Alphabetisches Akrostichon mit 24 trochäischen Tetrametern
(Inv. 5933) 20
432. Philosophischer Traktat (Inv. 528r) 38
433. Gerichtsrede? (Inv. 1959+1961r) 43
434. Tactica (Inv. 226) 49
435. Isocrates, De antidosi (Or. XV) 195 (Inv. 4401) 53

II. CHRISTLICHES

436. Lukas 3.29–30 (Inv. 2638) 58

III. HALBLITERARISCH

437. Ricettario medico (Inv. 2331) 67

IV. GRIECHISCHE URKUNDEN

Nr. 411–413: Urkunden aus ptolemäischer Zeit
438.–451. Das Archiv des Theomnestos 82
438. Stratonikos an Theomnestos wegen der Apomoira (Inv. 21124) 92
439. Theodoros an Theomnestos: Auszahlung von Saatkorn
(Inv. 21123) 97
440. Theodoros an Theomnestos wegen Saatkorn (Inv. 21125) 106
441. Andronikos an Theomnestos: Ein nächtlicher Überfall
(Inv. 21114) 110
442.–447. Mitteilungen über Zuweisung von Grünland an Viehzüchter 115
442. Landzuweisung des Thestor (Inv. 21111) 138
443. Landzuweisung des Thestor (Inv. 21116) 142
444. Landzuweisung des Thestor (Inv. 21118 + 21122) 145
445. Unterschriften unter einer Landzuweisung (Inv. 21113) 147
446. Landzuweisung des Haronnophris (Inv. 21120 + 21117) 149
447. Landzuweisung des Pais (Inv. 21112) 152
448. Theophilos an Theomnestos: Anweisung, Getreide auszugeben
(Inv. 21107) 155
449. Anweisung des Theophilos (Inv. 21108) 163
450. Beamtenschreiben (Inv. 21110) 165
451. Amtliche Mitteilung (Inv. 21119) 166
452. Schreiben, landwirtschaftliche Arbeiten betreffend (Inv. 21115) 168
453. Epimachos an Philippos (Inv. 21052) 174
454. Dienstliche Anweisung an den Antigrapheus Asychis
(Inv. 21039 + 21040) 179
455. Eingabe an den Strategen (Inv. 7696) 189

Nr. 456–462: Urkunden aus römischer und byzantinischer Zeit
456. Briefanfang einer Hermione (Inv. 1784) 198
457. Zensusdeklaration (Inv. 6253 und P.Duke Inv. 971r) 201
458. Privatbrief (Inv. 2319) 212
459. Contratto di divisione (?) indirizzato a Flavios Strategios I
(Inv. Nr. 2661) 216
460. Quittung über Getreidesteuerzahlung (Inv. 1706) 238
461. Reçu de location de terrain (Inv. 1182) 247
462. Lettre (Inv. 10255) 254

V. HIERATISCH

463. Totenbuch mit Totenbuchspruch 57, 59, 89 und 130
(Inv. 5909) 258

VI. KOPTISCHE TEXTE

464. Brief mit der Bitte um Intervention beim Statthalter (Inv. 5915) 278
465. Weinquittung (Inv. 3324) 285
466. Übereignung eines Bäckereianteils (Inv. 3301) 288

VII. INDICES

A. Wortindex zu den literarischen Texten Nr. 429–434 301
B. Wortindex zum halbliterarischen Text Nr. 437 304
C. Wort- und Sachindex zu den Urkunden Nr. 438–462 305
I. Könige und Kaiser 305
II. Daten, Monate 305
III. Personen 306
IV. Geographische Namen 307
V. Religion 307
VI. Funktionäre, Ämter, Militär, Berufe, Rangprädikate 307
VII. Maße 308
VIII. Währung 308
IX. Steuern, Abgaben 308
X. Allgemeiner Wortindex 308
D. Bemerkungen zu Urkunden 314
E. Index zu den koptischen Texten Nr. 464–466 316

VIII. TAFELN 321

Source: Papy-L (with Thanks to Klaus Maresch for the Table of Contents)

Friday, February 22, 2008

TM - Collections maps

Google maps to Papyrus collections:

1. Trismegistos Collections: Germany

2. Trismegistos Collections: USA and Canada

3. Trismegistos Collections: France, Spain, and Portugal

4. Trismegistos Collections: UK and Ireland

5. Trismegistos Collections: Benelux and Scandinavia

6. Trismegistos Collections: Italy, Switzerland and Austria

7. Trismegistos Collections: Eastern Europe and Russia

8. Trismegistos Collections: Egypt

9. Trismegistos Collections: rest of the World

Thursday, February 21, 2008

TM-Magic — Religious, Ritual, Magic and Divinatory Texts

TM-Magic — Religious, Ritual, Magic and Divinatory Texts

An online database of metadata.

Franziska Naether / Mark Depauw

(Universität Leipzig / Universität zu Köln and K.U.Leuven)
Version 1: October 2007

The online description as follows:

TM-Magic is a the first thematic database hosted by Trismegistos and tries to fill a gap between projects such as the LDAB, HGV and BCD by collecting metadata of somewhat "dubious" nature: all things "religion", "ritual", "magic" and "divination" / "mantike".

Eventually, texts of this sort have been described as "paraliterary" or "subliterary", sometimes "documentary" or "liturgical". In fact, the entries compiled here bear features of all these (modern) categorizations, sometimes all in one book. Therefore, another approach has been necessary: the conquest by genre. TM-Magic comprises currently of some 2500 entries in Greek, Demotic, Coptic and other languages ranging between the late pharaonic period till medieval times originating from Egypt, but not solely limited to.

We have large posh ritual handbooks on papyrus and parchment, spells on human bones to wish an opponent a disease, neatly folded golden amulets with somewhat cryptic voces magicae, fascinating oracle books, love spells to fetch the man or woman you desire.

As well, we do not sticking to old-fashioned labelling of separating "magic" from "religion" — which is to our mind an unprofitable approach. The majority of genres covered here played an essential role in the (daily) religious life of people in ancient times. Heading for a sociolinguistic point of view, a curse does not differ that fundamentally from a prayer. On a newer treatment of these problematic terms, see the relevant articles in the Thesaurus cultus et rituum antiquorum, Vol. 1-5, Los Angeles 2004-5.

Besides the Greek, Demotic and Coptic magical papyri (Papyri Graecae et Demoticae et Copticae Magicae) with their manifold spells, charms and receipts, the following genres can be explored here:

- oracles ("ticket" oracle questions, book oracles, e.g. the Sortes Astrampsychi, dream texts)
- prophecies
- letters to gods, dead, for the afterlife
- prayers, pleas, incantations
- amulets
- horoscopes and calendars for divinatory ends
- texts concerning astrology / astronomy / alchemy / medicine
Due to organizational issues of Trismegistos, not all "religious" and "ritual" texts have found their way in TM-Magic. For the Book of the Dead papyri e.g., consult the HHP database; religious votive inscriptions (proskynemata) can be find in our upcoming IGLE database. Not implemented here are also the self-dedications, contracts of hieroduly, liturgical texts (doxologies, trishagioi, litanies), the big ritual hand books (Book of the Fayum, Book of the Temple, Book of Thoth, Documents of Breathing, The Daily Temple Ritual, The Apis Embalming Ritual) mummy labels, prostagmata, secondary documents concerning mysteries, cult guilds, and temple management.

However, the user might peruse the whole Trismegistos database for that purpose. It goes without saying that a lot of texts are missing here and await their inclusion.


Source: Papy-L

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

LECTURE: D. Thompson (inter al.)

Prof. Thompson lectured at Cambridge Epigraphic Seminar, among 5 others on February 16th, 2008, organized by Joyce Reynolds, on the topic: "Not Alexander: an inscription from Hello." A report of her remarks is available at Current Epigraphy.

Monday, February 18, 2008

SYRIAC: Missing page found at Deir al Suryan

By Andrew Johnson
Sunday, 17 February 2008

A year after the Romans packed up their shields in AD410 and left Britain to the mercy of the Anglo-Saxons, a scribe in Edessa, in what is modern day Turkey, was preparing a list of martyrs who had perished in defence of the relatively new Christian faith in Persia.

In a margin he dated the list November 411. Unfortunately for the martyrs, history forgot them. At some point, this page became detached from the book it belonged to. Since 1840, the volume has been one of the treasures of the British Library. It is known only by its catalogue code: ADD 12-150

The missing page has always been a fascinating mystery for scholars and historians. Now, after an extraordinary piece of detective work, that page has been rediscovered among ancient fragments in the Deir al-Surian monastery in Egypt. It is, according to Oxford University's Dr Sebastian Brock, the leading Syriac scholar who identified the fragments, the oldest dated Christian text in existence.

"It is a list of martyrs and it must have been added to the main book at the last minute," he said. "There were three fragments from the last page. It was a distinctive handwriting, and it was very exciting to identify it. It is very important to complete the book. Many of the names on this list we have not come across before. So it gives us a lot of clues about that half of that century. Rome at the time was officially Christian, so the rival Persians would have persecuted Christians."
etc. at The Independent

A better article at "The Art Newspaper"
An older article in Al Ahram on the Mss of this monastery.
More about Syriac finds at Deir al Suryan
More about the Monastery

The monastery is variously transliterated: Deir / Dair / Dayr, al / as, Surian / Suryan / Souryan

Source: Maia Atlatntis: Tom Elliott's Ancient Studies Blog Aggregator
Google news sv Deir al Surian Palaeojudaica

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

REVIEWS in JRA 20


W. E. Metcalf "Two works on provincial coinage" (531) reviews: E. Christiansen, Coinage in Roman Egypt. The hoard evidence
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A. K. Bowman "Military correspondence from Egypt’s Eastern Desert" (635) reviews: H. Cuvigny, Ostraka de Krokodilô. La correspondance militaire et sa circulation

S. Walker "Cleopatra packaged" (432) reviews: D. E. E. Kleiner, Cleopatra and Rome

R. S. Bagnall "The bouleutic merry-go-round" (639) reviews: L. E. Tacoma, Fragile hierarchies. The urban elites of third-century Roman Egypt

R. J. Cook "A guide to the sites of Ptolemaic, Roman and late-antique Egypt" (658) reviews: R. S. Bagnall and D. W. Rathbone, Egypt from Alexander to the Early Christians: an archaeological and historical guide

T. K. Thomas "A catalogue of Coptic art" (661) reviews: L. Török et al., After the Pharaohs. Treasures of Coptic art from Egyptian collections

Saturday, February 16, 2008

LECTURE: Jennifer Westerfeld, "Coptic Graffiti and Early Christian Impressions of the Past"


Location: The Oriental Institute, LaSalle Bank Room 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago
Saturday, March: 29, 2007:
Jennifer Westerfeld, "Coptic Graffiti and Early Christian Impressions of the Past"

Abstract: Spray-painted across walls or scratched onto the windows of subway cars, graffiti is often seen as a modern, urban phenomenon. However, the practice of writing graffiti actually goes back many thousands of years, and graffiti from the ancient world can be a valuable source of information for modern historians, giving us greater insight into how the ancients interacted with local landscapes. This talk will draw on recent fieldwork at Abydos and sites in Egypt's Kharga Oasis to discuss how Christian graffiti from the late antique period (roughly 350-750 CE) reflect changing attitudes towards sacred space and can help us reconstruct early Egyptian Christians' impressions of the Pharaonic monuments that still dominated the landscape at that time.

Bio: Jennifer Westerfeld is a Ph.D. candidate in Egyptology at the University of Chicago, where she is working on a dissertation that deals with social memory and the re-interpretation of pharaonic monuments in the Christian period. As a member of the Kharga Oasis Coptic Graffiti Project, she has been studying the Coptic graffiti from Kharga since 2004.

Conference at Würzburg : Orient und Okzident – Antagonismus oder Konstrukt?


Orient und Okzident – Antagonismus oder Konstrukt?
Machtstrukturen, Ideologien und Kulturtransfer in hellenistischer Zeit
Symposion an der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg vom 10. bis 13. April 2008
im Toscanasaal im Südflügel der Würzburger Residenz
Der Eintritt zu den Vorträgen ist frei, um formlose Anmeldung wird gebeten.


Organisation:

PD Dr. Winfried Held, PD Dr. Friedhelm Hoffmann, Dr. Karin Stella Schmidt, Dr. Stefan Schorn, PD Dr. Martin Andreas Stadler


Kontakt:

Dr. Karin Stella Schmidt
Institut für Altertumswissenschaften
Lehrstuhl für Altorientalistik
Residenzplatz 1, Tor A
D-97070 Würzburg
k.schmidt@uni-wuerzburg.de


Teilnehmer und Vortragsthemen


Prof. Dr. Paul-Alain Beaulieu (University of Toronto, Kanada):
„Nabu and Apollo: The Two Faces of Seleucid Religious Policy“

Dr. Geert de Breucker (Universität Groningen, Niederlande):
„Berossos zwischen Babylon und Kos“

Prof. Dr. Mark Depauw (Universität Leuven, Belgien):
„Greek or Demotic? Criteria for language choice in Hellenistic Egypt“

Prof. Dr. Jacco Dieleman (University of California, Los Angeles, USA):
„Evidence for Greeks adopting Egyptian funerary practices in the Ptolemaic period“

Prof. Dr. Klaus Stefan Freyberger (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Rom, Italien):
„Die Heiligtümer in Kanatha und Seeia als Zeugnisse der Inszenierung lokaler Kulte im architektonischen Rahmenwerk späthellenistischer Prägung“

Dr. Stefan Hauser (Universität Halle, Deutschland):
Vortragstitel wird noch angegeben.

PD Dr. Winfried Held (Universität Beirut, Libanon):
„Seleukidische Tempel ‚babylonischen‘ Typs“

PD Dr. Friedhelm Hoffmann (Universität Heidelberg, Deutschland):
„Internationale Wissenschaft im Hellenismus“

Dr. Karin Hornig (Universität Freiburg, Deutschland):
„Alexander, König der vier Weltgegenden?“

Dr. Gunvor Lindström (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Berlin, Deutschland):
„Griechische und lokale Kulte im hellenistischen Baktrien“

PD Dr. Martina Minas-Nerpel (Universität Swansea, Großbritannien):
„Tradition und Innovation: Reflexion und Legitimation ptolemäischer Machtstrukturen in den ägyptischen Tempeln“

Prof. Dr. Peter Mittag (Universität Köln, Deutschland):
„Die Seleukiden in Mesopotamien. Tradition und Neuerung“

PD Dr. Peter Nadig (Universität Mannheim, Deutschland):
„When West meets East. Der orientalische Herrscher aus römischer Sicht“

Prof. em. Dr. Joachim Oelsner (Universität Jena, Deutschland):
„Wie griechisch ist Babylonien in hellenistischer Zeit?“

Dr. Stefan Pfeiffer (Universität Trier, Deutschland):
„Tierische Kulte: Das Verhältnis der Griechen in Ägypten zu den theriomorphen Göttern des Landes“

Dr. Karin Stella Schmidt (Universität Würzburg, Deutschland):
Einführungsvortrag und „Text im Bild – Bild im Text: Motivaustausch und -transfer des hellenistischen Mesopotamien“

Dr. Stefan Schorn (Universität New Brunswick, NY, USA):
„Die orientalischen Religionen bei Theophrast“

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Sinn (Universität Würzburg, Deutschland):
Begrüßungsworte

PD Dr. Martin Andreas Stadler (Universität Würzburg, Deutschland):
Einführungsvortrag

Prof. Dr. Christopher J. Tuplin (University of Liverpool, Großbritannien):
„The Military Dimension of Hellensitic Kingship: an Achaemenid Inheritance?“

PD Dr. Klaus Zimmermann (Universität Jena, Deutschland):
„Griechen und Barbaren: Die Einflüsse hellenistischen Kulturtransfers auf ein klassisches griechisches Denk- und Identifikationsmuster“

Monday, February 04, 2008

BOWMAN, COLES, GONIS, OBBINK, PARSONS, Oxyrhynchus: A City and its Texts


Oxyrhynchus: A City and its Texts
edited by A K Bowman, R A Coles, N Gonis, D Obbink, and P J Parsons

The volume offers an account of Oxyrhynchus as an ancient city and archaeological site by surveying its material culture and art objects, including sculpture and draftsmanship, against the backdrop of the papyrus texts. It includes treatments of the site itself (city plan, topography, monuments, art and architecture), the history of the excavations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as a synthesis of the study of social, cultural and intellectual life under Greek, Roman and Byzantine rule. Original contributions by E. G. Turner and W. M. F. Petrie are reprinted; the original archaeological reports are edited with notes. Price approx. 288p, 16 col pls (Graeco-Roman Memoirs 93, Egypt Exploration Society 2007)

Contents
Preface
List of Figures
List of Plates
List of Tables

CITY AND EXCAVATION
1. Oxyrhynchus: A City and its Texts
Revel A. Coles
2. The Graeco-Roman Branch of the Egypt Exploration Society
E. G. Turner
[Appendix]: Grenfell and Hunt’s first ten years
3. News Reports: The Excavations and their Journalistic Coverage
Dominic Montserrat
Appendix: Concluding fragment of a lecture by Grenfell
4. Papyruskartell: The Papyri and the Movement of Antiquities
Alain Martin
5. Oxyrhynkhos Revisited
W. M. F. Petrie
6. The Great Theatre
Donald M. Bailey
7. Grave-Reliefs and Architectural Sculpture
Klaus Parlasca
Appendix: Grave reliefs in photographs by A. S. Hunt
8. The Italian Excavations
Rosario Pintaudi
9. The Kuwaiti Excavations, 1985-87
Géza Fehérvári
10. Recent Archaeological Work
Josep Padró

Papyri, Society, and Government
11. Roman Oxyrhynchus
E. G. Turner
12. Oxyrhynchus and Rome
E. G. Turner
13. Roman Oxyrhynchus: City and People
Alan K. Bowman
14. Family and Society in Roman Oxyrhynchus
Roger S. Bagnall
15. The Emergence of Municipal Offices in the Nome-Capitals of Egypt
Dieter Hagedorn
16. Oxyrhynchus and its Hinterland
Jane Rowlandson
17. The Food Supply
Michael Sharp
18. Latin Texts and Roman Citizens
J. David Thomas
Appendix: Latin texts from Oxyrhynchus

Literature, Art, and Science
19. Editing the New Finds: Glimpses from the Correspondence of A. S. Hunt
Luigi Lehnus
20. Scribes and Scholars
E. G. Turner
Appendix: Provisional list of scribal identifications
21. Scribes of Oxyrhynchus
Peter J. Parsons
22. Readers and Intellectuals
Dirk Obbink
Appendix: P.Oxy. XVIII 2192 revisited
23. The Schools
Raffaella Cribiore
24. Drawing a Fine Line in Oxyrhynchus
Helen Whitehouse
Appendix: Papyri illustrated in the plates
With J. J. Coulton
25. Astrologers and their Astronomy
Alexander Jones
26. New Testament Papyri and Transmission of the New Testament
Eldon Jay Epp
27. Coptic Oxyrhynchus
Sarah Clackson

ARCHIVAL MATERIAL
28. Excavations at Oxyrhynchus (1896-1907)
Bernard P. Grenfell and Arthur S. Hunt
29. Objects from Oxyrhynchus in the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert
Museum
Donald M. Bailey

Index of Ancient Manuscripts (Papyri, Ostraca, Codices) and Inscriptions Cited
Index of Ancient and Mediaeval Works and Authors Cited
General Index

Plates


Announced as available on Papy-L, still listed "not yet published - advance orders taken" at Oxbow books US; the UK version lists it as available.
Thanks to Prof. Obbink for sending me a copy of the Table of Contents.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Trismegistos "Texts" databases navigation page

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Trismegistos: Places

A database of placenames of Graeco-Roman Egypt
by the
Fayum Project of the KULeuven
and the project
Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in Graeco-Roman Egypt
(Currently 5085 records).

General coordination (Fayum Project): Willy Clarysse, Katelijn Vandorpe
General coordination (Trismegistos): Mark Depauw
Database structure (Filemaker 7): Bart Van Beek
Online version (PHP & MySQL): Jeroen Clarysse, Bart Van Beek
Data processing (Fayum Project): Bart Van Beek; formerly Hans Proost, Inge Uytterhoeven
Data processing (Trismegistos): Herbert Verreth


Locates Greco-Roman Egyptian place names within Google Maps-"My Maps" function.

Egypt from Elephantine to Sembehdet

Southern Egypt and Sudan

Places outside Egypt

Another article on the Deir al-Banat Cemetery

Source Egyptology News Blog

This site is "2 km. NW of Deir al-Malak Ghubriyal monastery"
In this area of the Fayum.

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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 (pnadig@mail.uni-mannheim.de)
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.


etc. at BMCR

K.G. Saur Verlag