Amheida III: Ostraka from Trimithis, Volume 2 (Institute for by Roger S. Bagnall,Rodney Ast,Clementina Caputo,Raffaella

By Roger S. Bagnall,Rodney Ast,Clementina Caputo,Raffaella Cribiore

This is the second one quantity of ostraka from the excavations Amheida (ancient Trimithis) in Egypt. It provides 491 goods to the transforming into corpus of basic texts from the location. as well as the catalog, the introductory sections make very important contributions to knowing the position of textual perform within the lifetime of a pre-modern small city. matters addressed comprise tenancy, the management of water, governance, the id of people within the archaeological checklist, the administration of estates, own handwriting, and the makes use of of private names. also, the bankruptcy "Ceramic materials and Shapes” via Clementina Caputo breaks new floor within the remedy of those inscribed sherds as either written textual content and actual item. This quantity could be of curiosity to experts in Roman-period Egypt in addition to to students of literacy and writing within the old global and elsewhere.

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