Tax Receipts, Taxpayers, and Taxes in Early Ptolemaic Thebes by Brian P. Muhs, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Tax Receipts, Taxpayers, and Taxes in Early Ptolemaic Thebes

Tax Receipts, Taxpayers, and Taxes in Early Ptolemaic Thebes

by Brian P. Muhs
     
 

The author lays out the early Ptolemaic tax system, describes the changes in the capitation taxes during the reign of Ptolemy II, discusses the other state and temple revenues, and then reconstructs the prosopography and provenance of thirty-nine tax payers whose names occur frequently in these initial studies. Having set the stage, the author then provides

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The author lays out the early Ptolemaic tax system, describes the changes in the capitation taxes during the reign of Ptolemy II, discusses the other state and temple revenues, and then reconstructs the prosopography and provenance of thirty-nine tax payers whose names occur frequently in these initial studies. Having set the stage, the author then provides editions of sixty-one ostraca from Harold Nelson's collection that include an important group of early Ptolemaic Demotic, Greek, and bilingual ostraca, mostly tax receipts. One late Ptolemaic account ostracon (Cat. no. 3) is also published here since it concerns the business of choachytes, who figure prominently in the group of early Ptolemaic ostraca. The book concludes with full indices, and each of the ostraca is illustrated in drawing and photograph.

Editorial Reviews

Chronique d'Egypte - Katelijn Vandorpe
A most welcome, solid and excellent introduction to the sometimes obscure early Ptolemaic tax system.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781885923301
Publisher:
The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Oriental Institute Publications Series
Pages:
283
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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