Roger S. Bagnall,Giovanni R. Ruffini's Amheida I: Ostraka from Trimithis, Volume 1 (Institute for PDF

By Roger S. Bagnall,Giovanni R. Ruffini

This quantity provides 455 inscribed pottery fragments, or ostraka, came across in the course of NYU’s excavations at Amheida within the western wilderness of Egypt. the bulk date to the overdue Roman interval (3rd to 4th century AD), a time of fast social swap in Egypt and the traditional Mediterranean typically. Amheida used to be a small place of work, and the entire book of those short texts illuminates the function of writing within the day-by-day lives of its population. the topics lined by means of the Amheida ostraka contain the distribution of foodstuff, the management of wells, the industrial lives of population, their schooling, and different facets of existence ignored in literary resources. The authors supply a whole creation to the technical elements of terminology and chronology, whereas additionally situating this crucial proof in its historic, social and nearby context.

 


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