Amheida I: Ostraka from Trimithis, Volume 1 - download pdf or read online

By Roger S. Bagnall, Giovanni R. Ruffini

ISBN-10: 0814745261

ISBN-13: 9780814745267

This quantity offers 455 inscribed pottery fragments, or ostraka, chanced on in the course of NYU’s excavations at Amheida within the western desolate tract of Egypt. the bulk date to the past due Roman interval (3rd to 4th century AD), a time of quick social switch in Egypt and the traditional Mediterranean in general. Amheida was once a small place of work, and the total e-book of those short texts illuminates the function of writing within the day-by-day lives of its population. the themes lined via the Amheida ostraka comprise 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 a whole creation to the technical elements of terminology and chronology, whereas additionally situating this significant facts in its old, social and local context.
 
Online variation to be had as a part of the NYU Library's old international electronic Library and in partnership with the Institute for the examine of the traditional global (ISAW). 
 

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13223 from the 2008 season, appearing with Pselthis and pmoun Tsalem (see Tsamen below). Όστρακ( ) (Ostrak( )) - appears in well tag 152 as a hydreuma pmoun. Π ττφ ( )- appears in well tag 169 as a hydreuma pmoun. Πακ( ) (Pak( )) - appears in well tag 154 as a hydreuma pmoun. Perhaps identical to subsequent Pmoun. Πακειλ (Pakeil) - appears in well tag 145. Παλου (Palou) - appears over two lines of well tag 108 as Πα Ι λου. Παμώ(νθου) (Pamo(nthes)) - appears in well tag 166 as a hydreuma pmoun. Perhaps identical with Pmoun Pam( ) and Pmoun Pamo from Kellis texts; therefore perhaps also related to Pmoun Pem( ) mentioned in Deir el-Hagar 1 (see note 17 above).

If Pso and Psoi are the same, Osire and Emb(oou) in turn are likely near Trimithis itself, or at least near the central properties of Serenos and family. 1, recording 6 donkey-loads of wood, 4 moia of chaff, et al. Pmoun Tkele also appears in the KAB, in which one of the references to Trimithis records the payment of the rent of Pmoun Tkele to Horigenes in Trimithis. 1 is not in the form of a well tag, we do not know if tenants were paying to the house of Serenos from Pmoun Tkele the same way they were from other wells.

Oxy. 1417 is dated by the editors to the early fourth century. It is a report of a trial concerning the attempt of Nilos and others to avoid their duties as eutheniarchs after appointment by psephisma of the boule of Oxyrhynchos. Oxy. 3507 is dated by the editors to the late third or early fourth century. It is a personal letter from Apollonios to Sarapodoros, in which the former asks that the psephisma regarding the gymnasiarchy be enforced in the case of Andromachos, who had been compelled to serve additional days in the previous year and now hopes to be credited for that service in the current year.

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