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By Roger S. Bagnall, Giovanni R. Ruffini

ISBN-10: 0814745261

ISBN-13: 9780814745267

This quantity provides 455 inscribed pottery fragments, or ostraka, came upon 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 fast social swap in Egypt and the traditional Mediterranean more often than not. Amheida was once a small place of job, and the complete e-book of those short texts illuminates the position of writing within the day-by-day lives of its population. the themes lined through the Amheida ostraka contain the distribution of nutrition, the management of wells, the industrial lives of population, their schooling, and different elements of existence missed in literary resources. The authors offer a whole creation to the technical points of terminology and chronology, whereas additionally situating this crucial proof in its ancient, social and local context.
Online version on hand as a part of the NYU Library's historic international electronic Library and in partnership with the Institute for the examine of the traditional international (ISAW). 

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Identical to preceding Pmoun? )) - appears in well tag 163 as a hydreuma pmoun. Ίβυθο( ) (Ibutho( )) - appears in well tag 162 as a hydreuma pmoun. Μαρκ( ) (Mark( )) - appears in an account of days, 39, with Pmouns Phib and Psoin. 1,171; and as a hydreuma pmoun in an unusual double-sided well tag also naming Pmoun Pso, 155. Also attested as Ousire in unpublished Trimithis ostrakon inv. 13223 from the 2008 season, appearing with Pselthis and pmoun Tsalem (see Tsamen below).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.

Also appears as a village alone in texts from Kellis. Τσαμεν (Tsamen) - appears in well tag 98. Tsamen seems likely to be the same as the Pmoun Tsalem which appears with Pmoun Osire in the unpublished Trimithis ostrakon inv. 13223, from the 2008 season. Τσαταρσε (Tsatarse) - appears in well tag 109. Τσοα (Tsoa) - appears in well tag 110. 36 OSTRAKA FROM TRIMITHIS Ταύρου (Tsurou) - appears in a well tag with an unusual format, 138. No personal name is given, only a note for 30 desmai. Τχαλεμσαψε (Tchalemsapse) - appears in tag 223, which shares the format of the standard well tags, but lacks the terms hydreuma or pmoun.

Some strangers were fugitives, and apprehending these was a perennial preoccupation, as we see in the archive of Aurelius Isidoros. Isid. 128, a group of village officials from the Memphite nome declare that they have apprehended some fugitives (ανθρώπους εν φυγή) from their village who were staying in Karanis. Isid. 126 provides a still more direct comparison. It is addressed from Herakleides, praepositus pagi of the fifth pagus of the Arsinoite nome, to another praepositus pagi, and refers to "the order...

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