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Amheida I: Ostraka from Trimithis free pdf This volume presents 455 inscribed pottery fragments, or ostraka, found during NYU's excavations at Amheida in the western desert of Egypt. The majority date to the Late Roman period (3rd to 4th century AD), a time of rapid social change in Egypt and the ancient Mediterranean generally. Amheida was a small administrative center, and the full publication of these brief texts illuminates the role of writing in the daily lives of its inhabitants. The subjects covered by the Amheida ostraka include the distribution of food, the administration of wells, the commercial lives of inhabitants, their education, and other aspects of life neglected in literary sources. The authors provide a full introduction to the technical aspects of terminology and chronology, while also situating this important evidence in its historical, social and regional context. Online edition available as part of the NYU Library's Ancient World Digital Library and in partnership with the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW).

About Roger S. Bagnall

Roger S. Bagnall is Professor of Ancient History and Leon Levy Director of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. Giovanni R. Ruffini is Assistant Professor of History and Classical Studies at Fairfield University.

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Author : Roger S. Bagnall
Publisher : New York University Press
Data Published : 19 March 2012
ISBN : 0814745261
EAN : 9780814745267
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 178 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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