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The Contribution of Papyri to the Prosopography of the Ancient World: Evaluation and Prospects

Jean-Michel Carrie

in Fifty Years of Prosopography: The Later Roman Empire, Byzantium and Beyond

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262924
eISBN:
9780191734434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262924.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

Some are familiar with the dictum often attributed to Mommsen at the end of the nineteenth century, according to which papyrology was destined to become the leading discipline of ancient history in ... More


Lists of Books Preserved on Papyrus

George W. Houston

in Inside Roman Libraries: Book Collections and Their Management in Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617800
eISBN:
9781469617824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617800.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines Egyptian library history and specifically looks at lists on papyri. Papyrus fragments found in Oxyrhynchus suggest that men and women had access to a wide range of literary ... More


A Day in the Life of Menatnakhte

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167737
eISBN:
9781617978159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the Will of Naunakhte from the perspective of one of Naunakhte's daughters, Menatnakhte. The Will of Naunakhte is the most famous case of a Deir al-Medina woman dividing her ... More


So Who Gets the Kids?

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167737
eISBN:
9781617978159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines Menatnakhte's relationship with the workman Weserhat. Despite the fact that Menatnakhte was married to—or officially cohabited with—the workman Qenna, she had apparently also ... More


Women Causing Trouble

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167737
eISBN:
9781617978159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.003.0014
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the behavior of women in Deir al-Medina, focusing on those who caused trouble. It begins by wondering how the Deir al-Medina men viewed their own behavior as compared to female ... More


Introduction

John Matthews

in The Journey of Theophanes: Travel, Business, and Daily Life in the Roman East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108989
eISBN:
9780300135244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108989.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents an introduction to the collection of early fourth-century papyrus documents known as the Archive of Theophanes, which consists of a variety of texts concerning the activities of ... More


At Antioch

John Matthews

in The Journey of Theophanes: Travel, Business, and Daily Life in the Roman East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108989
eISBN:
9780300135244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108989.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the different aspects of Theophanes' stay at Antioch. After taking over a month to reach Antioch, Theophanes spent two and a half months there, in pursuit of what was evidently ... More


Love and Death: Psenese, Tsenhor, Ruru, and Peteamunhotep, 530–517 BCE

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Tsenhor: A Female Entrepreneur in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774166341
eISBN:
9781617975875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166341.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Somewhere between 530 and 526 BCE Tsenhor’s second-husband-to-be, Psenese, received his share of the parental inheritance, which probably means that he was to start his own household. Excursus on the ... More


The Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum

George W. Houston

in Inside Roman Libraries: Book Collections and Their Management in Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617800
eISBN:
9781469617824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617800.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores volumes retrieved from the Villa of the Papyri. The collection of book rolls found here is composed of around 600 to 1,000 rolls, most of them were about 150 years old at the ... More


The Book Collections of Oxyrhynchus

George W. Houston

in Inside Roman Libraries: Book Collections and Their Management in Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617800
eISBN:
9781469617824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617800.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes collections of letters and accounts discovered by British papyrologists Bernard Grenfell and Arthur Hunt. It also examines two other collections from Oxyrhynchus: astronomical ... More


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