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West Semitic Epigraphy and the Judaean Diaspora during the Achaemenid Period: Babylonia, Egypt, Cyprus

André Lemaire

in Levantine Epigraphy and History in the Achaemenid Period (539-322 BCE)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265895
eISBN:
9780191772023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265895.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

After the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar (587 BCE), most of the Judean elite (family of king Jehoiachin, civil and military servants, technicians) lived in Babylonia. New cuneiform ... More


The Papyri: Scholars and Reading Communities in Graeco-Roman Egypt

William A. Johnson

in Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire: A Study of Elite Communities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195176407
eISBN:
9780199775545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176407.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter collects and investigates a variety of papyrus documents and bookrolls of the first and second centuries AD that provide evidence for the ways in which Greeks in Egypt collected and ... More


Alciphron's Epistolarity *

Jason König

in Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203956
eISBN:
9780191708244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203956.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Alciphron's Letters, which portray a world of longing and loss, a world of fragile happiness and comic disillusionment. There are four books: Letters from Fishermen, Farmers, ... More


New Identifications in P. Oxy. 2180 (Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus) *

W. S. Barrett

in Greek Lyric, Tragedy, and Textual Criticism: Collected Papers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203574
eISBN:
9780191708183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203574.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This papyrus, the tattered remains (about 1,000 letters) of an elegant roll, was edited by C. H. Roberts in vol. xviii of The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, published in 1941. Out of a total of fifty-three ... More


Down among the Documents: Criticism and Papyrus Letters *

G. O. Hutchinson

in Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203956
eISBN:
9780191708244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203956.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines papyrus letters, with emphasis on private letters and their relationship with literature. The role of critical analysis in understanding the link between papyrus private letters ... More


John among the Orthodox, c. ad 170–200

Charles E. Hill

in The Johannine Corpus in the Early Church

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199264582
eISBN:
9780191602085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199264589.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

As the period c. 170–200 is acknowledged by the proponents of the OJP to be the time in which the Fourth Gospel was quickly gaining acceptance among the orthodox (except in Rome), our study of the ... More


The Papyrus

A.F. Garvie

in Aeschylus' Supplices: Play and Trilogy (second edition)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781904675365
eISBN:
9781781387146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675365.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses Oxyrhynchus Papyri 2256 fr. 3, a subject of controversy among scholars. It compares the fragment with fr. 2, noting a number of resemblances. Probably written in the late second ... More


Introduction

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/9781469617800.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter provides an outline of how the Roman-era book collections came into existence and the factors that gave them longevity. In looking through book collections in the Roman world, the ... More


‘The Crinkly-Haired People of the Black Earth’: Examining Egyptian Identities in Ibn ʿAbd al-Ḥakam’s Futūḥ

Hussein Omar

in History and Identity in the Late Antique Near East

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199915408
eISBN:
9780199332816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915408.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the changing terminology used for the indigenous (‘Coptic’) population of early Islamic Egypt. It investigates this ninth-century history of Egypt's conquest alongside the ... More


Case studies

Mantha Zarmakoupi

in Designing for Luxury on the Bay of Naples: Villas and Landscapes (c. 100 BCE-79 CE)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199678389
eISBN:
9780191808548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199678389.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter describes five representative and well-preserved luxury villas on the bay of Naples, which date from between the end of the second century BCE and the end of the first century CE: (i) ... More


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