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Coptic Documentary Texts From Kellis. Volume 2 P. Kellis VII

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This is the second volume on fourth century Coptic documents written on papyri and boards, found in the ruins of houses at Kellis, the Roman predecessor of the village of Ismant el-Kharab in the Dakhleh Oasis. It is concerned with 75 letters and associated household accounts and lists, mostly from House 3. The documents are transcribed and translated with commentary. Together, these two volumes break new ground in providing a unique insight into the social and economic relations of a sectarian group within a late...
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Overview

This is the second volume on fourth century Coptic documents written on papyri and boards, found in the ruins of houses at Kellis, the Roman predecessor of the village of Ismant el-Kharab in the Dakhleh Oasis. It is concerned with 75 letters and associated household accounts and lists, mostly from House 3. The documents are transcribed and translated with commentary. Together, these two volumes break new ground in providing a unique insight into the social and economic relations of a sectarian group within a late antique village, and the opportunity to study that group's interaction with other communities. They give voice to ordinary people and provide genuine insights into literacy and the role of women, communications and travel, multilingual society and normative forms of belief and practice.
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Editorial Reviews

Brice C. Jones An Academic Website Devoted to Papyrology and More - Brice C. Jones
P.Kellis VII is a fine addition to scholarship and I warmly welcome its appearance. Edited by a “dream team” of Coptologists, this volume—which is quite large—contributes to discussions about an ancient Egyptian village, Manichaeism, prosopography, family life in the Egyptian desert, Coptic language, palaeography, epistolography, and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782976516
  • Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
  • Publication date: 6/30/2014
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Preface
Introduction
Abbreviations

HOUSE 3

Letter on a wooden board (with traces of an earlier text in Syriac)
Texts perhaps additional to groups published in Volume 1
Manichaean letters
Letters by Pamour (and Maria)
Letters by Pegosh (brother of Pamour)
Letters from Philammon to Theognostos (Louishai) and Hor
Letters from Theognostos
Letters from and to Ploutogenes
Kyra / Loihat / Timotheos group
Individual and unplaced documents and letters
List of other (not edited) Coptic fragments from House 3

HOUSE 4

Letters
Inventory
Invocation
List of other (not edited) Coptic fragments from House 4

TEMPLE ENCLOSURE
Letters
Varia
List of other (not edited) Coptic fragments from the Temple Enclosure

Indices:

Native words
Loan words
Greek words in Greek context
Personal names
Geographical and ethnic names
Conjugations
Triadic pronominals (PTN)
Subject index (English language)
Inventory numbers
Note concerning the photographs
P. Kellis addenda and corrigenda

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