Chronological Systems of Byzantine Egypt: Second Edition / Edition 2

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Egypt is the richest source of primary documents for the society of late antiquity. Its thousands of papyri provide insight into everyday life and topics ignored by ancient authors. This handbook is an indispensable tool in navigating these documents.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004136540
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2003
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.62 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 The Cycle of 312 to 327 12
Ch. 3 The Development of the Indiction System, 327-ca. 380 15
Ch. 4 The Indiction year 22
Ch. 5 The Meaning of [actual symbol not reproducible] 36
Ch. 6 Regnal Dating and Oaths 43
Ch. 7 The Oxyrhynchite Eras and Local Counts 55
Ch. 8 The Era of Diocletian and of the Martyrs 63
Ch. 9 Consulates, Postconsulates, and Postconsular Eras 88
Ch. 10 Invocation Formulas 99
App. A: Occurrences of [actual symbol not reproducible] and [actual symbol not reproducible] 110
App. B: Indiction starting dates after 1 May and Irreconcilable Dates 119
App. C: Synoptic Chronological Table, 284-641 127
App. D Appearances of Consulates in the Papyri, 284-641 172
App. E: Index of Consular Names and Epithets, with Reverse Index of Consular Names 217
App. F: Datings by Regnal Years 223
App. G Imperial Oath Formulas in Byzantine Papyri 272
App. H: Invocation Formulas 290
App. I The Saracene Era (Hijra) 300
App. J Datings by the Moon in Inscriptions from Nubia 313
App. K: Days of the Week 315
Bibliography 319
Indices 327
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