By Roger S. Bagnall,Rodney Ast,Clementina Caputo,Raffaella Cribiore

This is the second one quantity of ostraka from the excavations Amheida (ancient Trimithis) in Egypt. It provides 491 goods to the growing to be corpus of basic texts from the location. as well as the catalog, the introductory sections make very important contributions to figuring out the position of textual perform within the lifetime of a pre-modern small city. concerns addressed contain tenancy, the management of water, governance, the id of people within the archaeological list, the administration of estates, own handwriting, and the makes use of of non-public names. also, the bankruptcy "Ceramic materials and Shapes” through Clementina Caputo breaks new floor within the therapy of those inscribed sherds as either written textual content and actual item. This quantity may be of curiosity to experts in Roman-period Egypt in addition to to students of literacy and writing within the historical global and elsewhere.

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