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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Panels at the APA on papyri



Franziska Naether,
University of Leipzig, and Gil H. Renberg, Institute for Advanced Study, Organizers
This panel aims to explore aspects of religion in Greco-Roman Egypt that are best understood by studying the Greek and Demotic documents together, demonstrating the importance of employing this inclusive approach to various aspects of post-Pharaonic Egyptian culture and history. Though focusing on religion, the papers will touch on other sub-fields -- including Hellenistic and Roman history, historiography, the ancient novel, epistolography, ethnicity and bilingualism, and onomastics -- that likewise are illuminated by some of the 15000 edited Demotic texts. Additionally, the panel will showcase certain new methodologies and technical applications that have uses beyond Demotic studies.

Gil H. Renberg, Institute for Advanced Study Introduction (5 mins.)
  1. Heinz-Josef Thissen, University of Cologne
    Ptolemaic Decrees and the Relation between Priests and the King (15 mins.)

  2. Joachim Quack, University of Heidelberg
    The Manual of the Ideal Egyptian Temple (20 mins.)

  3. Kim Ryholt, University of Copenhagen
    Egyptian Historical Literature from the Tebtunis Temple Library (20 mins.)

  4. Franziska Naether, University of Leipzig
    Oracles, Dreams, Magical Spells: Bilingualism in Religious Texts (15 mins.)

  5. Mark Depauw, University of Leuven
    The Rise of Egyptian Religion in Roman Egypt: Two Studies in Cultural Interaction (15 mins.)

    Robert Ritner, University of Chicago/Oriental Institute Respondent (10 mins.) 
SECTION 53    
Sunday, January 8, 2012 8:30am-11:00am

Raffaella Cribiore,
New York University, Organizer

This panel presents a challenging mixture of papers concerning socio-economic and cultural issues. The first paper represents the work of a team that has found a large amount of papyri that belong to a well- known archive. The second paper sheds some light on the use of slave labor in skilled trades in late antiquity. The following concerns horoscopes designated as “deluxe” that so far have attracted little attention. From there the panel moves to handbooks for interpreting dreams and to two late papyri with interlinear musical notations that appear to be directly related to the origin of Byzantine musical notation.

1. Michel Cottier and George Bevan, University of Toronto New Documents from the Epagathus Archive (15 mins.)

2. Ryan McConnell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Servi Callidi: P. Cornell
127 and Slave tarsikarioi in Late Antique Egypt (15 mins.)

3. Alexander Jones, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University An Enduring Genre of Deluxe Horoscopes (15 mins.)

4. Luigi Prada, University of Oxford
Interpreting Dreams in Roman Egypt and Beyond: New Papyrological Evidence in Demotic from the Fayum (15 mins.)

5. Celine Grassien and Alan Gampel, Sorbonne University
Two Unpublished Christian Liturgical Hymns with Musical Notations (15 mins.) \


Seminar (Advance registration required)


Richard Janko, University of Michigan and Jeffrey Fish, Baylor University, Organizers
conjectural restorations will be very welcome, and care will be taken to ensure, in the eventual publications, that they are credited to those who first suggested them. Expert knowledge of philosophical Greek is not a prerequisite.  Illustrated presentations will reveal the methods used to reconstruct two different Herculaneum rolls by Philodemus, On the Good King According to Homer and On Poems II. Time will be allowed for reading and discussing unpublished fragments of each work, which will be distributed in advance. New
  1. Jeffrey Fish, Baylor University
    The Reconstruction of Philodemus’ On the Good King According to Homer (20 mins.)

  2. Richard Janko, University of Michigan
    Reconstructing Philodemus’ On Poems Book 2 (20 mins.)