On May 1st, 1998 Professor P.W.Pestman retired from academic teaching. His contributions to the field of papyrology are well known: he has continually stressed the importance of Egyptian sources for the study of Greek and Roman Egypt, and the importance of studying the Greek and Egyptian documentation together, in context. Indeed, he has been among the first to link the formerly separate Greek and Egyptian documentation, establishing modern papyrological practice. He has thus given an Egyptian face to Graeco-Roman society, to complement the Greek face that had previously dominated papyrology. The present volume contains twelve contributions by members and alumni of the Papyrologisch Instituut that illustrate the two faces of Graeco-Roman Egypt and show how they may be tied together.
The Two Faces of Graeco-Roman Egypt
Edited by F.A.J. Hoogendijk and B.P. Muhs
This volume contains editions of sixty-five Greek, Demotic, Coptic and Arabic papyri and ostraca from Egypt. These include both literary and documentary texts, and date from the third century BC to the eleventh century AD.
The book (re)publishes and newly interprets five accounts from the second century BCE Menches Papers, giving insight in the reception of Ptolemaic officials in the Egyptian village Kerkeosiris.
Edited by A. Egberts, B.P. Muhs and J. van der Vliet
This volume of seventeen scholarly essays on Graeco-Roman Panopolis (modern Akhmîm) offers fascinating new insights into how profound religious and cultural changes took shape in a provincial Egyptian town.
This book provides information about the main tasks performed by Manches, komogrammateus (village scribe) of the Egyptian village of Kerkeosiris between about 120 and 110 B.C., providing, among others, detailed information about his doings in the administration of land.
Among other things (notably a new temple oath), this edition of sixty-five Greek, demotic, and Greek-demotic ostraka from Upper-Egypt (Elephantine, Hermonthis, Thebes), contains much new information about fiscal matters of the period, also about taxation by the Temple of Amun.
W. Clarysse and G. van der Veken
Edited by P.W. Pestman
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