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The Elephantine Papyri in English: Three Millennia of Cross-Cultural Continuity and Change
     

The Elephantine Papyri in English: Three Millennia of Cross-Cultural Continuity and Change

by Porten, J. J. Farber, Cary J. Martin
 

ISBN-10: 9004101977

ISBN-13: 9789004101975

Pub. Date: 10/01/1996

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This important volume contains 175 documents from the Egyptian border fortresses of Elephantine and Syene (Aswan), which yielded hundreds of papyri in hieratic, Demotic, Aramaic, Greek, Latin and Coptic, spanning a period of 2000 years. The documents include letters and legal contracts from family and other archives, and are thus an invaluable source of knowledge

Overview

This important volume contains 175 documents from the Egyptian border fortresses of Elephantine and Syene (Aswan), which yielded hundreds of papyri in hieratic, Demotic, Aramaic, Greek, Latin and Coptic, spanning a period of 2000 years. The documents include letters and legal contracts from family and other archives, and are thus an invaluable source of knowledge for scholars of varied disciplines such as epistolography, law, society, religion, language and onomastics.
The volume includes seven sections, each containing carefully translated and extensively annotated documents of one language group. Excellent cross-referencing allows the user to trace forerunners and successors. Each section is preceded by an introduction. The Aramaic, Demotic and Greek sections are concluded with a prospography. The book closes with a select topical index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004101975
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Series:
Documenta et Monumenta Orientis Antiqui Series , #22
Pages:
621
Product dimensions:
8.78(w) x 11.56(h) x 1.65(d)

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