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vi, 293 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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x, 399 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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xviii, 148 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
This volume of Papyri contains a selection of 25 pieces which were excavated in the village of Karanis in the north-eastern Fayum (Egypt) by American archaeologists between 1924 and 1926. Many of the texts published here come from the archive of a well known figure in the village life of Karanis in the 2nd century AD: Socrates, son of Sarapion, was a tax collector here for many years, serving the Roman Empire collecting taxes due in money and in kind. Besides his successful economic activities - Socrates certainly belonged to the upper stratum of society in Karanis - the tax collector was a lover of Greek literature; for sure, he did not venture into high philosophy and the like, but he read Homer, comedies, and tried to be up to date about mythology in plays. Half of the new texts published here are literary, mostly from Socrates' library; other texts were found in the immediate neighbourhood of where Socrates lived, such as a surgical treatise about remedies of shoulder dislocations, which perhaps belonged to a doctor. The other half of the papyrus texts in this volume are documents that can shed new light on the activities of the tax collector, or of other inhabitants of Karanis. Altogether they give us a vivid picture of village life in Graeco/Roman Egypt in the 2nd century AD.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110342154 20180530
This volume contains 25 papyri, which were excavated in the village of Karanis in the north-eastern Fayum by American archaeologists (1924-1926). Half of the new texts are literary, mostly from the library of the tax collector Socrates; the others are documents that can shed new light on the activities of the tax collector or of other inhabitants of Karanis. They give us a vivid picture of village life in Graeco-Roman Egypt in the 2nd century AD.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110345704 20180530
Green Library
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VIII, 156 pages, XX pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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viii, 161 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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xx, 259 pages, xvi pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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vi, 454 p. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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xix, 269 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Abbreviations
  • 1. Numbers, materials, and distribution over time
  • 2. Formulary
  • 3. Pragmatics
  • 4. Language
  • 5. Script and layout
  • 6. Summary
  • Appendices
  • Glossary of terms
  • Index of subjects
  • Index of quoted editions
  • Bibliography: Editions
  • Literature.
Arabic letters on papyrus challenge the modern reader. There are few to no diacritical dots to distinguish homographs, no systematic spacing between single words, and in the majority of cases a low degree of graphical structuring. However, contemporary readers usually read and understood these documents easily - probably because the recipient of a letter knew what to expect. The letters are formulaic, and their information packaging follows an algorithm typical for their time and content. Here formulaic letter writing means not only the reuse of the same formulae or topoi but expressing thoughts in a predictable linguistic way and order, both as a matter of readability and as one of adequacy and politeness. The main concern of this work is to discover these unwritten rules and norms behind Arabic letter writing on papyrus.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110247046 20160604
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viii, 225 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. + 1 booklet of plates.
  • Einleitung
  • Die Reiterdarstellung im Bildfeld und ihre hieroglyphische Beischrift
  • Die hieroglyphischen Inschriften der Stele
  • Die lateinische und die griechische Inschrift
  • Synthese.
Green Library
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139 p., xlv p. of plates : ill. (many col.) ; 25 cm.
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ix, 276 p., xiv p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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xlviii, 194 p. ; 24 cm.
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84 p., 3 Taf. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xi, 335 p., xxxv p. of plates : facsims. ; 25 cm.
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131 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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182 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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xvi, 249 p., 11 p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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xii, 222 p. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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xvii, 92 p., 10 p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
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