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Monday, December 28, 2015


Second Circular 28th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PAPYROLOGY 1–6 August 2016 Barcelona, Spain Dear Colleagues,
This is the Second Circular of the 28th International Congress of Papyrology, to be held at the University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, between 1 and 6 August 2016.
In the first place, the organizing committee would like to thank the enthusiasm with which the papyrological community has welcomed the preparation of this edition of the Congress in Barcelona.
This second circular is intended to provide information of special interest to the participants in the

There are several hotels representing a selection of standards in the neighbourhood of the Congress venue. The organizers have negotiated special rates for Congress participants in some of them, but please note that these are subject to availability at the time the request is made. Information, links and registration forms are available on the Congress website. Participants are encouraged to book early in order to ensure the accommodation of their choice.

As announced in the first circular, five days of sessions will be scheduled, leaving Wednesday afternoon free.
The sixth day will be reserved for the General Assembly of the AIP and devoted to obituaries and a general discussion of current problems in our discipline.
 Papers will be presented in one of the following languages: English, French, German, and Italian and will be restricted to only one paper per person, including shared communications.
We encourage the use of posters for work-in-progress presentations. There will be two plenary sessions, at the opening and the closure of the Congress, and five parallel sessions with 20 minutes papers, followed by a 10 minute discussion.
The number and subject matter of panels are yet to be determined according to the proposals admitted.
We remind participants that the deadline for abstract submission is 28 February and that it should be done online from our webpage.
We are very pleased to announce that the president of the AIP, Andrea Jördens, has accepted to address the papyrological community in the inaugural plenary session.
 The closing plenary session will take the form of a round table in which several participants will reflect on the boundaries of our discipline from different perspectives, and where participation from the public will be welcome.
 Poster presentations Participants will also have the opportunity to present posters. Posters may be autonomous contributions or complement a paper, and may be presented by individual researchers or research teams.
Dimensions must be: height max. 2 m x width max. 1 m.
They will be displayed in the common areas close to the conference rooms for the duration of the Congress.
 Poster proposals should be submitted to the organization of the Congress in the same way as abstracts, and, once they are accepted, posters should be delivered not later 1 August 2016, when they may be handed in at the administration desk of the Congress.

Book exhibitors
It is now possible to register as a book exhibitor for the five full days of the Congress (1–5 August). Registration will ensure a stand and a pass for participation in all the activities of the Congress; more information is available at the Congress website. To register as a book exhibitor you may use the eventum page of the 28th International Congress of Papyrology, from which you will be able to register for the Congress and to pay for the corresponding fee. Social events The city of Barcelona and the surrounding areas have numerous interesting places to visit, and the cultural offer is extremely rich. In addition to this, the Organizing Committee is preparing several social activities for the days of the Congress, of some of which we can advance the following information: Monday 1 August a reception will take place at the University Pompeu Fabra, where the University academic authorities will welcome the participants.

A papyrus exhibition will take place at the Archivo de la Corona de Aragón with documents and other objects from the two papyrus collections of Barcelona, the Abadia de Montserrat and the Palau-Ribes collections. The exhibition will open 17 March and a guided tour will be offered to the participants during the week of the Congress. As is traditional, a dinner and a farewell party will be offered Friday 5 August at the closing of the Congress. Further details of these and other activities will be provided in subsequent circulars and in our website. Excursions The Organizing Committee has arranged some attractive tours open for participants and accompanying persons to take place in the days immediately following the Congress.

Saturday 6 August: Tarragona. The approximate price will be 95€ including travel expenses, lunch, tickets to the archaeological site and the museum, as well as a guided tour. Sunday 7 August: Ampuries and Ullastret. The approximate price will be 95€, including travel expenses, lunch, tickets to the archaeological sites, as well as guided tours. Details have been published on the Congress website. During the process of registering for the Congress you will be asked about your interest in joining in one or both trips. Once we make sure we have enough participants we will proceed to contact those interested so that payment procedures can be started. For any doubts or further queries concerning the trips, please email us at papyrologia@upf.edu. Important dates Let us finally remind you of some important dates regarding the development of the Congress.

 Please note that registration for the Congress is independent from abstract submission, and that registering at the preferential fee will end 28 February.

March 15th 2015 Payment of Congress fees and submission of abstracts begin February 28th 2016

Deadline for preferential fees February 28th 2016

Deadline for abstract submission May 31st 2016

Deadline for payment of fees Contact Secretary of the 28th International Congress of Papyrology E-mail: papyrologia@upf.edu


Corpus of Ptolemaic Inscriptions at Oxford

The Corpus of Ptolemaic Inscriptions (CPI) project aims to create a Corpus of up-to-date editions of the Greek, bilingual and trilingual inscriptions on stone from Ptolemaic Egypt (323–30 BCE), numbering around 450 items, based on material collected and annotated by the late Peter Fraser FBA (1918–2007). The CPI project is funded by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and is based at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents in Oxford.
Ptolemaic Inscriptions The Corpus of Ptolemaic Inscriptions (CPI) consists of more than 550 Ptolemaic epigraphic monuments. Of these, Peter Fraser’s collection of 346 Ptolemaic inscriptions from Egypt, accompanied by a rich photographic archive of monuments and sites, constitutes the core. A further 215 inscriptions have been collected by the CPI research team, which, when added to Fraser’s archive, provide us with as complete a picture of Ptolemaic epigraphy as has up to now been possible.
The Corpus contains a range of epigraphic evidence, both Greek and Greek-Egyptian, bilingual and trilingual texts, inscribed on a wide variety of materials such as architecture, statuary, stelae and other types of stone monument and reflects almost every aspect of public and private life: civic, royal and priestly decrees, letters and petitions, as well as royal and private dedications to kings and deities and pilgrimage notices, hymns and funerary epigrams. Topographically, the Corpus covers the entire Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, from Alexandria and the Egyptian Delta, through Fayoum, along the Nile Valley, to Philae Island, Edfou, Kalabsha, and other areas of Upper Egypt.
Editions of inscriptions in the Corpus will be encoded and marked up in xml using EpiDoc electronic editorial conventions, following the pattern provided by the MAMA XI project, for publication both online and as a printed volume.
At this stage, the CPI database contains exclusively inscriptions from Egypt itself. However, epigraphic evidence relating to the wider Ptolemaic empire overseas forms a substantial but distinct part of the Fraser archive of Ptolemaic inscriptions. It is hoped that this material will be the subject of a second project in the future.

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Papyri.info updates

Dear Colleagues,

Here is a brief overview of the activity in papyri.info from January to November of the calendar year 2015.
The entry of the following volumes has been completed:
P.Heid. X (with thanks to Johanna Egerer)
P.Oxy. LXXIX (with thanks to Federica Micucci and Danae Bafa)
P.Oxy. LXXX (with thanks to Danae Bafa)
PSI XVI  (with thanks to Federica Micucci)

It is worth mentioning that two texts have now been included in papyri.info and are searchable for the first time in DDbDP. They had not originally been included all those decades ago. These are
a particularly interesting contract of sale from Kopanis in Parthia.
a certificate of pagan sacrifice which was originally published amongst the Christian texts in P.Ryl. I and had been missed.

There is ongoing work on the entry of O.Petr.Mus., P.Monts.Roca IV, P.Prag. III amongst others.
P.Köln XI - XIII are in the process of being finished and will be done within the next few weeks.
SB XXVI is also being completed.

Since work began on the entry of texts through the editor of papyri.info in 2010, 29 volumes have been completely entered. A full list of these can be found at:

Another list may be found of those volumes which still have to be completed:
in many cases only a few texts remain to be completed. Thanks to a number of volunteers it is possible to organise filling these gaps.

The entry of Coptic is continuing well.
CPR XX has been completed. Much of CPR II and IV have been entered as well as numerous bilinugal texts. There is ongoing work on O.Frange and P.KRU. In this area huge thanks for their steadfast work are due to Anne Boudhors, Esther Garel, Georg Schmelz, Maria-Jesus Albarran and Alain Delattre who do the most lifting.

SB XXVIII will added to HGV and ready for entry at the beginning of next year.

All the best

R. Ast, L. Berkes, James M.S. Cowey, J.D. Sosin

Saturday, December 12, 2015

COLLOQUIUM at the BM: Egypt and empire: religious identities from Roman to modern times


10.00 Welcoming remarks
Neal Spencer, British Museum
12.05 Evidencing God’s favour:
contesting the flood in medieval Egypt
John Cooper, University of Exeter
12.35 Lunch
Empire and innovation
Chair: Roberta Mazza, University of Manchester

13.45 Religious calendars and imperial technologies of synchronization in semi-colonial Egypt
On Barak, Tell Aviv University
14.15 Language choice in Egypt against the background of Roman law
Sofía Torallas Tovar, University of Chicago 14.45 Settlements in transition: Late Roman and early Islamic towns of the north-east Delta and beyond
Alison Gascoigne, University of Southampton
10.10 Archives and identities
Chair: Elisabeth O’Connell, British Museum
10.20 The 20th-century invention of cosmopolitan Egypt
Will Hanley, Florida State University
10.50 Visible identities: in search of Egypt’s Jews in papyri from early Islamic Egypt (AD 600–1000)
Petra Sijpesteijn, Leiden University
11.20 Coffee break The environment
Chair: Dominic Rathbone, KCL
11.35 What’s faith got to do with it? A diachronic perspective on empire, land, and religion
Katherine Blouin, University of Toronto
15.15 Coffee break Image/icon
Chair: Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe, KCL
15.30 The question of gods in arms in pagan Roman Egypt: somehow a matter of greaves
Vincent Rondot, Musée du Louvre
16.00 The Egyptian icon from pagan votives to the Christian panel
Jas’ Elsner, University of Oxford
16.30 End of session
17.30 Keynote lecture
Egyptian religious identities under imperial rule: critical reflections
Roger Bagnall, New York University
Friday 11 December Minorities and majorities
Chair: Venetia Porter, British Museum
10.00 Anti-Judaism in Egypt: from Alexandria to Fustat
David Nirenberg, University of Chicago
10.30 Rethinking persecutions: P. Ryl. 3 469 and the Manichaeans in Egypt
Roberta Mazza, University of Manchester
11.00 Coptic texts and the transition from Roman to Islamic rule (6th–8th century)
Phil Booth, University of Oxford
11.30 Coffee break
Dress identification
Chair: Amandine Mérat, British Museum
11.45 Burial practices in Roman and Late Antique Egypt: continuity and change
Cäcilia Fluck, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst
12.15 The mantle of ascetic authority in Late Antique Egypt: enduring symbol, changeable garment
Thelma Thomas, New York University
12.45 Fitting in/standing out: dress and identity of Christians and Muslims in Mamlūk Egypt
Judith Kindinger, Leiden University
13.15 Lunch Mapping faith
Chair: Roberta Tomber, British Museum
14.15 Abraham’s mission and Moses’ cosmography in the Christian topography of Kosmas Indikopleustes Maja Kominko, Arcadia
14.45 Where did all the Christians go? Peasants and tribesmen of the Fayyum (AD 1060–1240)
Yossef Rapoport, Queen Mary University of London
15.15 Coffee break Communicating difference Chair: Mariam Rosser-Owen, V&A
15.30 The role of military elite in early Islamic Egypt (AD 640–950)
Hugh Kennedy, SOAS
16.00 Languages of empire and languages of Egypt Arietta Papaconstantinou, University of Reading
16.30 The land of Egypt is the garden of the LORD: the flowering of Jewish culture in medieval Cairo
Ben Outhwaite, University of Cambridge 17.00 End of session

Sunday, December 06, 2015

A. Soldati, Papiri Greci da Tebtynis della Università di Padova

Soldati, Agostino ed.

Papiri Greci da Tebtynis della Università di Padova Volume 1 (P. Tebt. Pad 1–25)

Philippika - Altertumswissenschaftliche Abhandlungen / Contributions to the Study of Ancient World Cultures
volume: 085
pages/dimensions: XXIV, 150 Seiten - 30 Tafeln - 24,0 x 17,0 cm
binding: Englisch Broschur weight: 360
publishing date: 1. Auflage 01.05.2015
price info: 38,00 Eur[D] / 39,10 Eur[A] / 50,90 CHF
ISBN: 978–3–447–10357–2

Dieser Band enthält die Edition 25 unedierter literarischer und dokumentarischer Texte in griechischer Sprache, die seit 1935 in der Papyrus-Sammlung der Università degli Studî di Padova aufbewahrt werden. Sie wurden bei den von Carlo Anti und Gilberto Bagnani geleiteten Ausgrabungen in Tebtynis (’Ummu ’l-Burayǧāt) gefunden. In der Einleitung zu der Edition der Texte wird ein Überblick über die Papyrussammlung der Universität Padua gegeben. Die Edition beinhaltet zunächst fünf literarische Fragmente, die neue Testimonien des Textes der homerischen Ilias aus römischer Zeit (1.–3. Jahrhundert n.Chr.) sind. Sie bieten manche aus sprachlicher und orthografischer Sicht bemerkenswerte Variante, zum Beispiel einen neuen Nachweis eines geschriebenen Digammas. Die 20 dokumentarischen Texte stammen aus der ptolemäischen und römischen Zeit. Verschiedene Urkundengattungen sind vertreten wie amtliche Korrespondenz, Privatbriefe, Steuer-Quittungen, Verträge und landwirtschaftliche Rechnungen. Von besonderer Bedeutung sind einige Urkunden aus dem 2.–1. Jahrhundert v.Chr. betreffs der Tätigkeiten von ansonsten spärlich bezeugten ägyptischen Offizieren: den Laarchen. Solche Kommandeure führten die Oberaufsicht über die militärischen Verbände (laarchíai) der auf Soldatenlehen (klêroi) angesiedelten einheimischen Soldaten (máchimoi). Von größtem Interesse sind in diesem Zusammenhang ein fast vollständig erhaltener Brief, der von einem bereits bekannten Laarchen namens Chomênis verfasst wurde, und eine an den Laarch Isidotos gerichtete Klagschrift. Der Band ist von besonderem Interesse für Papyrologie, Klassische Philologie, Alte Geschichte und Ägyptologie.

Elenco dei testi
Prefazione … V
Presentazion … VII
Premessa …XI
Avvertenza sui criterî ecdotici…XVII
Abbreviazioni Bibliografiche … XIX
Testi letterarî
1. Hom. Β 61–86 (sec. I-II d.C.) … 1

2. Hom. Η 400–410 (sec. II-III d.C.)…8

3. Hom. Ι 413–432 (sec. II d.C.) …10

4. Hom. Ι 583–593 (sec. I-II d.C.)… 15

5. Hom. Χ 47–57 (sec. I-II d.C.) …18

Testi documentarî
6. Ordine di rifornimento (sec. III a.C.)….25

7. Ordine di comparizione (221 a.C.?) … 30

8. Frammento di petizione (sec. III a.C.)… 34

9–15. L’archivio dei laarchi (introduzione)…38

9. Lettera del laarco Chómēnis (sec. II a.C.)… 45

10. Petizione al laarco Isidoto (94/93 a.C.)…51

11. Lettera al laarco Isidoto (inizio sec. I d.C.)…55

12. Lettera al laarco Isidoto (inizio sec. I d.C.)…58

13. Lettera al laarco Isidoto (inizio sec. I d.C.)…59

14. Richiesta di pagamento del prezzo di una schiava (inizio sec. I d.C.) … 61

15. Frammento di petizione a un laarco (inizio sec. I d.C.) … 65

16. Accensione di mutuo (9–1 a.C.) ….68

17. Documento relativo a κατακρίματα (dopo il 62/63 d.C.) …72

18. Frammento di atto di divorzio (dopo il 69 d.C.)… 77

19. Sottoscrizioni a διδασκαλική (inizio sec. II d.C.)… 79

20. Ἀντίγραφον di accensione di mutuo (età traianea) …83

21. Conclusione di accensione di mutuo (eta antonina) … 86

22. Frammento di ἀναφόριον (dopo il 155 d.C.) … 88

23.Ricevuta per ναύβιον (192 d.C.) ….92

24. Lettera d’affari (sec. II-III d.C.)…94

25. Rendiconto agricolo (sec. II d.C.)…103

XIV Elenco dei testi
Indici …109
Correzioni a testi editi…. 117
Tavole … 121

Documents and the History of the Early Islamic World

Documents and the History of the Early Islamic World
edited by Alexander T. Schubert and Petra M. Sijpesteijn, Leiden University
Historians have long lamented the lack of contemporary documentary sources for the Islamic middle ages and the inhibiting effect this has had on our understanding of this critically important period. Although the field is richly served by surviving evidence, much of it is hard to locate, difficult to access, and philologically intractable. Presenting a mixture of historical studies and new editions of Greek, Arabic and Coptic material from the seventh to the fifteenth century C.E. from Egypt and Palestine, Documents and the History of the Early Islamic World explores the untapped wealth of documentary sources available in collections around the world and shows how this exciting material can be used for historical analysis.
Contributors include: Hugh Kennedy, Anne Regourd, Jairus Banaji, Alain Delattre, Shaun O’Sullivan, Anna Selander, Frédéric Bauden, Mostafa El-Abbadi, Rachel Stroumsa, Sebastian Richter, Tascha Vorderstrasse, Matt Malczycki, R.G. Khoury, Nicole Hansen, and Alia Hanafi.
€104,00 / $135.00
Notes on Contributors
Notes on Editions and Dates
Hugh Kennedy, Introduction

Anne Regourd, A Late Ayyubid Report of Death
Found at Quṣayr al-Qadīm (Egypt)
Jairus Banaji, On the Identity of Shahrālānyōzān in the Greek and Middle Persian Papyri from Egypt
Alain Delattre, Le monastère de Baouît et l’administration arabe
Shaun O’Sullivan, Fiscal Evidence from the Nessana Papyri

Anna Selander, Travel in Coptic Documentary Texts
Frédéric Bauden, Le transport de marchandises et de personnes sur le Nil en 823 A.H./1420 È.C.

Mostafa El-Abbadi, P.Cair.Arab. III 167: A Discussion of the Akhmīm Declaration Rachel Stroumsa, Greek and Arabic in Nessana
Sebastian Richter, The Master Spoke: “Take One of ‘the Sun’ and One Unit of Almulgam.” Hitherto Unnoticed Coptic Papyrological Evidence for Early Arabic Alchemy
Tascha Vorderstrasse, Terms for Vessels in Arabic and Coptic Documentary Texts and their Archaeological and Ethnographic Correlates
Mat Malczycki, A Quranic Text on Papyrus: P.Utah.Atiya.Ar. 342

R.G. Khoury, Les papyrus arabes de Heidelberg disparus. Essai de reconstruction et d’analyse
Alia Hanafi, Two New Arabic Editions: A Land Survey from Ihnās and Ḥadīths Concerning Funerary Practice
Nicole Hansen, Sunshine Wine on the Nile

From Bāwīṭ to Marw: Documents from the Medieval Muslim World

From Bāwīṭ to Marw: Documents from the Medieval Muslim World
edited by Andreas Kaplony (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München),
Daniel Potthast (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München),
Cornelia Römer, (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Egypt)

The dry climate of Egypt has preserved about 130,000 Arabic documents, mostly on papyrus and paper, covering the period from the 640s to 1517. Up to now, historical research has mostly relied on literary sources; yet, as in study of the history of the Ancient World and medieval Europe, using original documents will radically challenge what literary sources tell us about the Islamic world.
The renaissance of Arabic papyrology has become obvious by the founding of the International Society for Arabic Papyrology (ISAP) at the Cairo conference (2002), and by its subsequent conferences in Granada (2004), Alexandria (2006), Vienna (2009), and Tunis (2012). This volume collects papers given at the Vienna conference, including editions of previously unpublished Coptic and Arabic documents, as well as historical and linguistic studies based on documentary evidence from Early Islamic Egypt.
With contributions by: Anne Boud’hors; Florence Calament; Alain Delattre; Werner Diem; Alia Hanafi; Wadād al-Qāḍī; Ayman A. Shahin; Johannes Thomann and Jacques van der Vliet.
Publication Date: 
February 2015
Publication Type: 
Pages, Illustr.: 
Approx. 175 pp., 30 illus.
Preface vii Contributors x Quoted Editions xiii Plates xvii

1 Three Remarkable Arabic Documents from the Heidelberg Papyrus Collection (First-Third/Seventh-Ninth Centuries) 1 Werner Diem

2 Pour une étude des archives coptes de Medinet el-Fayoum (P.Louvre inv.e 10253, e 6893, e 6867 et e 7395) 23 Florence Calament and Anne Boud’hors

3 Death Dates in Umayyad Stipends Registers (Dīwān al-ʿAṭāʾ)? The Testimony of the Papyri and the Literary Sources 59 Wadād al-Qāḍī

4 Remarques sur la taxation au monastère de Baouît au début de l’époque arabe 83 Alain Delattre

5 Schreibübung und Schriftübungszettel zwischen Theorie und Praxis 95 Ayman A. Shahin

6 An Arabic Ephemeris for the Year 931–932ce 115 Johannes Thomann

7 Nekloni (al-Naqlūn) and the Coptic Account Book British Library Or.13885 153 Jacques van der Vliet 8

Two Arabic Documents from Cairo and Copenhagen 168 Alia Hanafi

K. Vandorpe, W. Clarysse, H. Verreth, Greco-Roman archives from the Fayum

Greco-Roman archives from the Fayum Series: Collectanea Hellenistica (KVAB), 6 Authors: Vandorpe K., Clarysse W., Verreth H.
Year: 2015 ISBN: 978–90–429–3162–6 Pages: 496 p. Price: 105 EURO

Summary: The Fayum is a large depression in the western desert of Egypt, receiving its water directly from the Nile. In the early Ptolemaic period the agricultural area expanded a great deal, new villages were founded and many Greeks settled here. When villages on the outskirts were abandoned about AD 300–400, houses and cemeteries remained intact for centuries. Here were found thousands of papyri, ostraca (potsherds) and hundreds of mummy portraits, which have made the area famous among classicists and art historians alike. Most papyri and ostraca are now scattered over collections all over the world. The sixth volume of Collectanea Hellenistica presents 145 reconstructed archives originating from this region, including private, professional, official and temple archives both in Greek and in native Demotic.

Learning Latin and Greek From Antiquity to the Present

Learning Latin and Greek from Antiquity to the Present
Part of Yale Classical Studies
EDITORS: Elizabeth P. Archibald, The Johns Hopkins University
William Brockliss, University of Wisconsin, Madison,
Jonathan Gnoza, New York University

Description Contents Resources Courses About the Authors This volume provides a unique overview of the broad historical, geographical and social range of Latin and Greek as second languages. It elucidates the techniques of Latin and Greek instruction across time and place, and the contrasting socio-political circumstances that contributed to and resulted from this remarkably enduring field of study. Providing a counterweight to previous studies that have focused only on the experience of elite learners, the chapters explore dialogues between center and periphery, between pedagogical conservatism and societal change, between government and the governed. In addition, a number of chapters address the experience of female learners, who have often been excluded from or marginalized by earlier scholarship.
DATE PUBLISHED: August 2015bAVAILABILITY: Available FORMAT: Hardback ISBN: 9781107051645
  1. Papyri and efforts by adults in Egyptian villages to write Greek Ann Hanson
  2. Teaching Latin to Greek speakers in antiquity Eleanor Dickey

James Robinson, The Manichaean Codices

The Manichaean Codices of Medinet Madi By James M. Robinson James Clarke & Co., LTD. Expertly researched and meticulously presented, this is the story of the 4th century Manichaean Codices of Medinet Madi, their discovery, acquisition and conservation.
Available as: Paperback, PDF
Print Paperback £25.00 Buy ‘The Manichaean Codices of Medinet Madi’ (PB) now ISBN: 9780227175040 Specifications: 229x153mm, 342pp Publication: February 2015
PDF eBook £21.50 + VAT Buy ‘The Manichaean Codices of Medinet Madi’ (PDF) now ISBN: 9780227903896 Specifications: 331pp Publication: February 2015
About this Book In 1929, seven Manichaean papyrus codices of the fourth century were discovered during an illicit excavation in the Egyptian desert. Half were acquired by A. Chester Beatty, for his library, and the other half by Carl Schmidt, for the papyrus collection of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. With special access to the copious files, inventories and correspondence in Berlin, Robinson provides translations of German and French documents to increase access to information previously unavailable to the scholarly community. He narrates the slow and problem-ridden path of the acquisition, conservation and editing of these important works, including their movements between dealers, collectors, scholars and the military in Egypt, London, Dublin, Berlin, Schondorf, Göttingen, Warsaw, Leningrad, Los Angeles, Claremont and Copenhagen.
Contents Abbreviations Preface Abstract
Introduction: The Fate of the Manichaean Codices of Medinet Madi, 1929–1989
Part 1: The Acquisition and Initial Conservation and Editing 1. The Acquisitions of Carl Schmidt 2. The Acquisitions of Chester Beatty 3. The Conservation by Hugo Ibscher 4. Beatty, Ibscher, and Polotsky 5. The Effects of World War II
Part 2: The Conservation by Rolf Ibscher 6. The Conservation of the Material in the State Museums of the Former East Berlin 7. The Conservation of the Material in Schondorf/Göttingen/West Berlin 8. The Conservation of the Material in London/Dublin
Inventories of Individual Codices
Part 3: The Berlin Holdings 9. P15995 Synaxeis 10. P15996 Kephalaia, Volume One 11. P15997 Acts 12. P15998 Letters 13. P15999 Homilies (Berlin Part)
Part 4: The Dublin Holdings 14. The Wooden Covers 15. Codex A: Psalms 16. Codex B: Synaxeis 17. Codex C: Kephalaia, Volume Two 18. Codex D: Homilies (Dublin Part)
Collectors, Dealers, and Scholars Bibliography Index of Names
Extracts Preface » (PDF, 81 KB) Abstract » (PDF, 127 KB) Chapter 2: The Acquisitions of Chester Beatty » (PDF, 257 KB) Chapter 6: The Conservation of the Material in the State Museums of the Former East Berlin » (PDF, 229 KB)
About the Author James M. Robinson is Emeritus Professor of Religion at Claremont Graduate University in California, where he was founder and director of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity. As permanent secretary of UNESCO’s International Committee for the Nag Hammadi Codices, he edited The Coptic Gnostic Library, reprinted in five volumes (2000). Among his many publications is The Story of the Bodmer Papyri: From the First Monastery’s Library in Upper Egypt to Geneva and Dublin (James Clarke & Co, 2013).

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Saturday, December 05, 2015

LECTURE: G. Bastianini, ‘Hermeneia’, che è? Ovvero il papiro oracolare perduto.

Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia, Università di Firenze
Giovedì 26 novembre 2015, alle ore 11.00, presso la Sala Comparetti (Piazza Brunelleschi, 4 - Firenze),
il Prof. Guido Bastianini, Ordinario di Papirologia e Direttore dell’Istituto Papirologico “Girolamo Vitelli”,
saluterà colleghi ed amici con la lezione ‘Hermeneia’, che è? Ovvero il papiro oracolare perduto.
In allegato la locandina dell’iniziativa.
In locandina BASTIANINI.pdf




We are pleased to announce that a conference will be held in connection with this AHRC Research Project (see http://cpi.csad.ox.ac.uk http://cpi.csad.ox.ac.uk/) at the Ioannou Classics Centre in Oxford on 1–2 April 2016.

Speakers will include members of the CPI team (Alan Bowman, Simon Hornblower, Charles Crowther, Kyriakos Savvopoulos and Rachel Mairs) and guest speakers Dorothy Thompson, Willy Clarysse, Jane Masseglia, Mario Paganini and Christelle Fischer-Bovet.

There is no conference fee.

All are welcome but advance registration is requested by email to Maggy Sasanow (margaret.sasanow@classics.ox.ac.uk)

Further details of the programme will be announced early in 2016.

Maggy Sasanow Research Support Officer The Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents The Ioannou Centre 66 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU Tel: 01865 288255; Fax: 01865 288262