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Thursday, September 10, 2009

REVIEW of Csaba A. La'da (ed.), Greek Documentary Papyri

Csaba A. La'da (ed.), Greek Documentary Papyri from Ptolemaic Egypt. Corpus Papyrorum Raineri (CPR) Bd. 28. Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2008. 29.5 x 21 cm. XXII, 229 pages. 1 plate insert. Hardcover. RRP Euro [D] 98.00 / for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 137.00. ISBN 978-3-11-019523-1 Series: Corpus Papyrorum Raineri (CPR) XXVIII

Reviewed by T. V. Evans, Macquarie University (trevor.evans@mq.edu.au)
Word count: 1756 words

Papyrology has transformed our understanding of the ancient Mediterranean world over the past 130 years, and every new scrap of papyrus has the potential to develop our knowledge still further. This 28th volume in the Corpus Papyrorum Raineri (CPR) series should therefore receive a warm welcome. It introduces to modern scholarship 14 previously unpublished Greek documents of the Ptolemaic period. Csaba La'da's careful editions include transliterations, translations, and detailed commentaries. A sleeve-insert at the end of the volume provides 19 fine plates and illustrates every text.

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