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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

Friday, March 16, 2012

A. Monson, From the Ptolemies to the Romans Political and Economic Change in Egypt

From the Ptolemies to the Romans
Political and Economic Change in Egypt
Andrew Monson, New York University
Hardback 9781107014411
GBP 60.00

This book gives a structured account of Egypt's transition from Ptolemaic to Roman rule by identifying key relationships between ecology, land tenure, taxation, administration and politics. It introduces theoretical perspectives from the social sciences and subjects them to empirical scrutiny using data from Greek and Demotic papyri as well as comparative evidence. Although building on recent scholarship, it offers some provocative arguments that challenge prevailing views. For example,  patterns of land ownership are linked to population density and are seen as one aspect of continuity between the Ptolemaic and Roman period. Fiscal reform, by contrast, emerges as a significant mechanism of change not only in the agrarian economy but also in the administrative system and the  whole social structure. Anyone seeking to understand the impact of Roman rule in the Hellenistic east must consider the well-attested processes in Egypt that this book seeks to explain.

Part I.
1. The political economy of Egypt;
2. Geography and population;
Geography and population;
Part II. The Land Tenure Regime:
3. The regionalism of land tenure;
4. The continuity of agrarian institutions;
Part III. Fiscal and Administrative Reforms:
5. Land taxation and the economy;
6. Administration and redistribution;
Part IV. The Politics of Economic Change:
7. The impact of empire;
8. Conclusion.

L.H. Blumell, Lettered Christians : Christians, letters, and late antique Oxyrhynchus

Lettered Christians
Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus

Lincoln H. Blumell

With the discovery of the Oxyrhynchus Papyri just over a century ago a number of important texts directly relating to ancient Christianity have come to light. While certain literary texts have received considerable attention in scholarship by comparison the documentary evidence relating to Christianity has received far less attention and remains rather obscure. To help redress this imbalance, and to lend some context to the Christian literary materials, this book examines the extant Christian epistolary remains from Oxyrhynchus between the third and seventh centuries CE. Drawing upon this unique corpus of evidence, which until this point has never been collectively nor systematically treated, this book breaks new ground as it employs the letters to consider various questions relating to Christianity in the Oxyrhynchite. Not only does this lucid study fill a void in scholarship, it also gives a number of insights that have larger implications on Christianity in late antiquity.

ISBN 9789004180956

Volume 39

Table of contents
1. Introduction
a. Scholarship and the Christian Remains of Oxyrhynchus
b. The Study: Argument and Structure
c. Caveats
2. Writing Christian
a. Scholarship and Papyrus Letters Written by Christians
b. Markers of Christian Identity within the Letters
3. Mapping Christians: Travel and Epistolary Networks in Christian Letters from Oxyrhynchus
a. Travel and Communication in Roman and Byzantine Egypt
b. Detectable Travel Motives in the Letters
c. Patterns of Travel and Epistolary Networks
d. Conclusions
4. Christians of the Book?
a. Christians and their Texts
b. Learned Christians?
c. The Use of “Scripture” in the Letters
d. Conclusions
5. What’s in a Name?
a. Onomastic Data and Religious Adherence in Antiquity
b. Nomina Christiana
6. Reading Someone Else’s Mail
Epilogue. The Demise of Christian Oxyrhynchus

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Dorothy J. Thompson, Memphis Under the Ptolemies (2nd edition)

Memphis Under the Ptolemies
(Second Edition)
Dorothy J. Thompson

Drawing on archaeological findings and an unusual combination of Greek and Egyptian evidence, Dorothy Thompson examines the economic life and multicultural society of the ancient Egyptian city of Memphis in the era between Alexander and Augustus. Now thoroughly revised and updated, this masterful account is essential reading for anyone interested in ancient Egypt or the Hellenistic world.
The relationship of the native population with the Greek-speaking immigrants is illustrated in Thompson's analysis of the position of Memphite priests within the Ptolemaic state. Egyptians continued to control mummification and the cult of the dead; the undertakers of the Memphite necropolis were barely touched by things Greek. The cult of the living Apis bull also remained primarily Egyptian; yet on death the bull, deified as Osorapis, became Sarapis for the Greeks. Within this god's sacred enclosure, the Sarapieion, is found a strange amalgam of Greek and Egyptian cultures.

Dorothy J. Thompson is a fellow of Girton College, University of Cambridge, and a member of the faculty of classics at the University of Cambridge. She is a fellow of the British Academy and an honorary president of the International Association of Papyrologists.

"[A] masterful analysis of the surviving evidence for ancient Memphis."--John F. Oates, American Journal of Philology
"[T]his book greatly enhances understanding of Egyptian history in the Ptolemaic period and the author is to be congratulated on her skill in welding the disparate sources into such an attractive whole."--Amélie Kuhrt,History
"[A] book of utmost importance to all readers interested in ancient civilizations. . . . Thompson's concentration on the Hellenistic period provides a penetrating study of all aspects of this city from the time of Alexander to Augustus."--C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky, Choice

"This thoroughly revised and updated account presents a clear picture of one of the most important cities of Ptolemaic Egypt, but it also takes the reader deep into the world of Egyptian temples, the priests who served the various cults, and the religious, economic, and social practices of the diverse communities who lived in and around Memphis. Memphis Under the Ptolemies is one of the greatest studies of an ancient city and a true testament to one of the finest scholars of the Hellenistic world."--J. G. Manning, Yale University

Table of Contents:
List of Illustrations and Tables ... viii
 ... ix
Acknowledgments  ... xv
Abbreviations  ... xvi
A Note on Transliteration ...  xix
Chapter 1: The Second City ...  1
Chapter 2: Economic Life in Memphis ...  29
Chapter 3: Ethnic Minorities ...  76
Chapter 4: Ptolemies and Temples ...  99
Chapter 5: The Undertakers ...  144
Chapter 6: Apis and Other Cults ...  177
Chapter 7: Between Two Worlds: The Sarapieion ...  197
Chapter 8: Roman Memphis: An Epilogue ...  247
A. Memphite Professions Additional to Those Recorded in the Zenon Archive 259
B. The Undertakers' Archive
 ...  260
C. A Property Settlement in 197 B.C. ...  262
D. Apis Bulls of the Ptolemaic Period ...  263
Bibliography ...  285
Index  ... 319

Paper: $35.00 ISBN: 9780691140339
Cloth: $75.00 ISBN: 9780691152172

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Klaus Marsch, Ptolemäische Bankpapyri aus dem Herakleopolites (P.Herakl.Bank)

Ptolemäische Bankpapyri aus dem Herakleopolites (P.Herakl.Bank).
Papyri der Sammlungen in Heidelberg, Köln und Wien,
bearbeitet von Klaus Maresch
(Papyrologica Coloniensia Vol. XXXV)
Paderborn, Verlag F. Schöningh 2012,
XIV + 339 Seiten + DVD-Rom,
ISBN: 978-3-506-77543-6

1. Aufl. 2012XIV + 339 Seiten + DVD-RomEngl. Broschur
ISBN: 978-3-506-77543-6
EUR 64.90 / CHF 86.90

Aegyptus LXXXIX (2009)

Egitto terra di papiri
Atti del XIII Convegno Nazionale di Egittologia e Papirologia (Siracusa, 17 - 20 giugno 2010)
pag. C. BALCONI, Premessa  …  7

G. ROSATI, Il Libro dei morti di Takerheb ritrovato  … 9
M.C. GUIDOTTI, Il corredo della defunta Takerheb nel Museo Egizio di Firenze . .. 21
F. BOTTIGLIENGO, Il Libro dell’Amduat di Djedmut: uno studio preliminare … .27
S. MUSSO, S. PETACCHI, La collezione egizia del Museo dell’Accademia dei Concordi in Rovigo. Studi recenti e progetti in corso  … 37
C. ADRIANO, La collezione egizia di Salvatore Pugliatti: un resoconto sullo
stato dei lavori 
… 55
M. NUZZOLO, R. PIRELLI, Nuove ricerche archeologiche nel tempio solare di Niuserra ad Abu Ghurab … 67
B. GILLI, The Past in the Present: the Reuse of Ancient Material in the 12th Dynasty … 89
R. CZERNER, Ricostruzione teorica degli edifici monumentali di Marina el- Alamein  …  111
G. BA ̨KOWSKA-CZERNER, Divinità egizie nella città greco-romana di Marina el-Alamein … 125
C. BASILE, A. DI NATALE, Restauro dei papiri e indagini preliminari agli in- terventi di restauro  … 141
G. PURPURA, I papiri e le costituzioni imperiali in Egitto … 155
A. SOFIA, Sopatro di Pafo ad Alessandria e i suoi legami con la commedia
fliacica in Magna Grecia …

C. GIUFFRÉ SCIBONA, Ricordo di Giacomo Scibona … 233
G. MESSERI, P.Flor. III 324 recto/verso e la famiglia del kôm Kâssûm … 239

G. MESSERI, Noterelle onomastiche  … 253
P. GROSSMANN, Antinoopolis Januar/Februar 2009. Vorläufiger Bericht über die Arbeiten im Frühjahr 2009 … 257

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

C. ARMONI, Das Amt des Basilikos Grammateus (Papyrologica Coloniensia XXXVI),

Studien zur Verwaltung des ptolemäischen Ägypten: 
das Amt des Basilikos Grammateus
1. Aufl. 2012XXVI + 304 Seiten, 27 s/w. Tabel
lenEngl. Broschur
ISBN: 978-3-506-77580-1
EUR 59.90 / CHF 79.90

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Christian Askeland on the Coptic Versions of the Gospel of John

Friday, March 02, 2012

Analecta Papyrologica XXI-XXII (2009-2010)


Herwig Maehler
     L’avenir de la papyrologie grecque … 7
     The future of Greek papyrology … 9

Luciano Canfora
    ΟΥΚ ΕΣΤΙΝ Ο ΤΥΧΩΝ ΚΟΠΟΣ: ovvero Pontani iuniore alle prese con pseudo-Artemidoro… 11

Maria Chiara Scappaticcio
     Sul Virgilio palestinese del ‘nuovo’ P. Ness. II 2 …19

Diletta Minutoli
     Inizio di lettera privata (PL III/727 A) … 79

Hermann Harrauer-Rosario Pintaudi
     Neue Protokometen … 83

Rosario Pintaudi
    Dal dossier di Flavia kyria, clarissima femina:due ordini di fornitura di carne (PL III/724; PL III/638) … 95

Alain Delattre
     Une inscription grecque inédite d’Ansina … 99

Hermann Harrauer-Erwzin M. Ruprechtsberger
     Vegetarierspeisen aus Römischer Zeit: Ein Amphorenfragment mit lateinischer Beschriftung … 105

Klaas A. Worp
     The Greek Stenographical Commentary: Tetrads 58-61 and 85 Revisited …121

Rosario Pintaudi
     Note codicologiche su due codici tardoantichi: PSI X 1166 (Apocalisse 9, 2-15) e PSI X 1171 (Aristofane, Nuvole 577-635) … 127

Augusto Guida
     Pansofio evemerista e l’origine dell’idolatria … 127

Roberto Mascellari
     Note a petizioni di epoca romana …137

Paola Pruneti
     Lista nominativa dei fabbricanti di tappeti: le testimonianze dei papiri … 149

Livia Migliardi Zingale
     Le fonti di cognizione papirologiche e il diritto romano tardoantico: gli instrumenta ravennati … 157

Hélène Perdicoyianni-Paléologou
     Le je(u) de l’énonciation dans les papyrus documentaires de la Sorbonne … 171

Saeed Mohamed Mostafa Helal
     Notizia degli scavi di kôm el khamsin (febbraio-giugno 1999) documenti PeR una StoRia della PaPiRoloGia  … 207

Pamela Tedesco
     Giuseppe Passalacqua (Trieste 1797-Berlino 1865) Una nota biografica … 237

Silvia Strassi
     A proposito di La Papirologia a Trieste, «Atene e Roma», n.s. II, 3, fasc. 3-4 (2009), pp. 239-240: una rettifica … 269

Rosario Pintaudi
     Besa- Milano bebelad el Nuba-… 277

Augusto Guida
     Wilamowitz e Pasquali: nuove testimonianze … 291

Wolf B. Oerter
     Theodor Hopfner – Stationen seines Lebens Indici a cura di Paola Pruneti …»317

Indici a cura di Paola Pruneti … 343

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