Download e-book for kindle: Amheida I: Ostraka from Trimithis, Volume 1 (Institute for by Roger S. Bagnall,Giovanni R. Ruffini

By Roger S. Bagnall,Giovanni R. Ruffini

ISBN-10: 0814745261

ISBN-13: 9780814745267

This quantity offers 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 past due Roman interval (3rd to 4th century AD), a time of swift social switch in Egypt and the traditional Mediterranean usually. Amheida used to be a small place of work, and the complete book of those short texts illuminates the function of writing within the day-by-day lives of its population. the themes lined by means of the Amheida ostraka contain the distribution of meals, the management of wells, the industrial lives of population, their schooling, and different features of lifestyles overlooked in literary assets. The authors supply an entire advent to the technical facets of terminology and chronology, whereas additionally situating this significant facts in its historic, social and local context.


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