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Download e-book for kindle: Amheida I: Ostraka from Trimithis, Volume 1 by Roger S. Bagnall, Giovanni R. Ruffini

By Roger S. Bagnall, Giovanni R. Ruffini

ISBN-10: 0814745261

ISBN-13: 9780814745267

This quantity provides 455 inscribed pottery fragments, or ostraka, came upon in the course of NYU’s excavations at Amheida within the western wilderness of Egypt. the bulk date to the past due Roman interval (3rd to 4th century AD), a time of swift social switch in Egypt and the traditional Mediterranean usually. Amheida was once a small place of job, and the complete book of those short texts illuminates the function of writing within the day-by-day lives of its population. the themes coated by way of the Amheida ostraka contain the distribution of meals, the management of wells, the industrial lives of population, their schooling, and different facets of existence missed in literary resources. The authors supply a whole advent to the technical points of terminology and chronology, whereas additionally situating this significant proof in its ancient, social and nearby context.
Online version on hand as a part of the NYU Library's historic international electronic Library and in partnership with the Institute for the learn of the traditional global (ISAW). 

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Chrest. 78, a communication from this Kleoboulos to the praeses Thebaidis in 376-378. Kellis 25, because the distinctions embedded in it are important for our purposes: [Α]ύρηλίοις Κλεοβο[ύλ]ω λογιστή Όάσεως [Με]γάλη$ και Φιλοσαρά [πι] δι τω και Μικκάλω [αρ]ξαντι προέδρου Μω[θι]τών πόλεως και [Άν]δρομάχω Άπόλλων[ο]ς αρξ(αντι) συνδίκο[ις] One notices immediately that the circumscription of the logistes is the entire Great Oasis, not one of its cities. The ex-magistrate and current proedros, by contrast, has only Mothis as his circumscription.

These are counted rather than measured: loaves of bread, dom fruits, tiphagia (above, p. 39), and chickens. Trimithis as a Political Community29 As we have indicated above, one of the ostraka involving Serenos (297) suggests that he was, along with Philippos, a bouleutes, a member of the city council. Kellis IG. 31 That text is a letter addressed to Serenos in his capacity as pmepositus pagi Trimitheos. ) arrived at Ismant-el-Kharab. " Since the letter tells Serenos that he has wrongly infringed the rights of Mothites, it is likely that this copy belonged to a resident of Kellis, which was part of the territory of Mothis.

A. Worp, Tyche 15 [2000] 189-90). Around the same time the University of Genova and Duke University also acquired papyri from Kellis on the antiquities market. One of the Duke papyri is published by J. F. Dates in BASF 25 (1988) 129-35, and several more appeared in the memorial volume for P. J. Sijp. lla-c. Genova 2 Appendix. 35 Restore perhaps εν TOÏ]Ç (suggestion of Klaas Worp). 36 A. K. Bowman, Town Councils of Roman Egypt (Toronto 1971) 83-87,110,112,114. 37 Bowman (above, n. 36) 86. 44 OSTRAKA FROM TRIMITHIS 38 practice from the early third century.

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