This classic book by the `doyen of papyrologists' describes the economy and society of Roman Egypt from the ground level up, using the testimony of papyri.
Author: Naphtali Lewis
Publisher: Amer Society of Papyrologists
This classic book by the `doyen of papyrologists' describes the economy and society of Roman Egypt from the ground level up, using the testimony of papyri. The unique climate of Egypt has preserved tens of thousands of records, covering a period of some 4,000 years from 3000 BC to AD 1000. Focusing on just part of this period (30 BC to AD 285), this book offers the perfect introduction to the possible uses of such material. The author takes a thematic approach, discussing the various areas of daily life into which papyri offer unique insights. From the production of food, to `works and days of Gods and Goblins' and `rendering unto Caesar', Naphtali Lewis uses quotations from the sources combined with an encyclopedic knowledge of the cultural context to bring a seemingly obscure class of evidence to life. "Lewis's writing is masterful in the amount of knowledge displayed and brilliant in the clarity with which complicated subjects are discussed." - Michael Woloch, The American Historical Review.
Lassányi, G. 2005. The Blemmyes and the Frontier Defence in Egypt in Late
Antiquity. ... Proceedings of the XIXth International Congress of Roman Frontier
Studies Held in Pécs, Hungary, September 2003. ... Life in Egypt under Roman
Author: Steven E. Sidebotham
Publisher: University of California Press
The legendary overland silk road was not the only way to reach Asia for ancient travelers from the Mediterranean. During the Roman Empire’s heyday, equally important maritime routes reached from the Egyptian Red Sea across the Indian Ocean. The ancient city of Berenike, located approximately 500 miles south of today’s Suez Canal, was a significant port among these conduits. In this book, Steven E. Sidebotham, the archaeologist who excavated Berenike, uncovers the role the city played in the regional, local, and “global” economies during the eight centuries of its existence. Sidebotham analyzes many of the artifacts, botanical and faunal remains, and hundreds of the texts he and his team found in excavations, providing a profoundly intimate glimpse of the people who lived, worked, and died in this emporium between the classical Mediterranean world and Asia.
Life in Egypt under Roman Rule. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983. Lewis,
Suzanne. Early Coptic Textiles: Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford University. Stanford
Art Book 9. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1969. ———. “The
Iconography of ...
Author: David Frankfurter
Publisher: Princeton University Press
How does a culture become Christian, especially one that is heir to such ancient traditions and spectacular monuments as Egypt? This book offers a new model for envisioning the process of Christianization by looking at the construction of Christianity in the various social and creative worlds active in Egyptian culture during late antiquity. As David Frankfurter shows, members of these different social and creative worlds came to create different forms of Christianity according to their specific interests, their traditional idioms, and their sense of what the religion could offer. Reintroducing the term “syncretism” for the inevitable and continuous process by which a religion is acculturated, the book addresses the various formations of Egyptian Christianity that developed in the domestic sphere, the worlds of holy men and saints’ shrines, the work of craftsmen and artisans, the culture of monastic scribes, and the reimagination of the landscape itself, through processions, architecture, and the potent remains of the past. Drawing on sermons and magical texts, saints’ lives and figurines, letters and amulets, and comparisons with Christianization elsewhere in the Roman empire and beyond, Christianizing Egypt reconceives religious change—from the “conversion” of hearts and minds to the selective incorporation and application of strategies for protection, authority, and efficacy, and for imagining the environment.
HAW 10.3.3.2. Rechtsgeschichte des Altertums 3.3.2. München. Legras, B. 2004.
L'Égypte grecque et romaine. Paris. Lewis, N. 1983. Life in Egypt under Roman
rule. Oxford. ——— 1993. The demise of the Demotic document: when and why.
Author: Katja Lembke
In Roman Egypt, major changes and a slow process of transformation can be observed alongside unbroken traditions. The multi-ethnical population was situated between new patterns of rule and traditional lifeways. This tension between change and permanence was investigated during the conference.
M. Hombert and C. Préaux, Recherches sur le recensement dans l'Egypte
romaine (1952) 170; Westermann, Slave System 87, 120f., and 134; N. Lewis,
Life in Egypt under Roman Rule (1983) 116; I. Biezunska-Malowist, L'esclavage
Author: Ramsay MacMullen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Written by one of the foremost historians of the Roman Empire, this collection of both new and previously published essays forms a colorful picture of daily life in the Mediterranean world between A.D. 50 and 450. Here, for example, the author applies statistical analysis to broad groups of people on matters ranging from justice through medicine to language. In so doing he is able to substantiate general statements about routines in ordinary people's behavior and to detect within these routines the very changes that constitute history. Such analysis also shows how this era benefits from the same historiographical approaches that have so successfully elucidated sociocultural phenomena in other periods. Drawing from statistical analysis and many other historical approaches, these essays on popular mores in the Roman Empire cover such topics as language and art, acculturation, thought and religion, sex and gender, cruelty and slavery, and aspects of class and power relations. The author introduces the collection with several essays on historical method, as it pertains to the richness of documentation and variety to be found in the region and period chosen. Ramsay MacMullen is Dunham Professor of History and Classics at Yale University. The most recent of his many books include Corruption and the Decline of Rome and Christianizing the Roman Empire: A.D. 100-400, both published by Yale. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Weimar. Lewis, N. (1945). “The meaning of σὺν ἡμιολίᾳ and kindred
expressions in loan contracts,” TAPA 76: 126–39. Reprinted in Lewis (1995), pp.
17–30. (1983). Life in Egypt under Roman Rule. Oxford. (1986). Greeks in
Author: James G. Keenan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The study of ancient law has blossomed in recent years. In English alone there have been dozens of studies devoted to classical Greek and Roman law, to the Roman legal codes, and to the legal traditions of the ancient Near East among many other topics. Legal documents written on papyrus began to be published in some abundance by the end of the nineteenth century; but even after substantial publication history, legal papyri have not received due attention from legal historians. This book blends the two usually distinct juristic scholarly traditions, classical and Egyptological, into a coherent presentation of the legal documents from Egypt from the Ptolemaic to the late Byzantine periods, all translated and accompanied by expert commentary. The volume will serve as an introduction to the rich legal sources from Egypt in the later phases of its ancient history as well as a tool to compare legal documents from other cultures.
Chapter 1 : Egypt and Rome : The World of Cleopatra ' s Childhood 4 . Naphtali
Lewis , Life in Egypt Under Roman Rule . Oxford , England ... Ancient Egypt . 11 .
Plutarch , Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans , translated by John Dryden .
Author: Don Nardo
Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
Examines the life and reign of the woman who ruled Egypt from 51 to 30 B.C. and discusses her relationship with two powerful Roman leaders, Julius Caesar and Mark Antony.
Life in Egypt Under Roman Rule . Oxford , 1983 . An accessible survey topically
organized . Modrzejewski , Joseph Mélèze . The Jews of Egypt from Rameses II
to Emperor Hadrian . Translated from the French by Robert Corman .
Author: Donald B. Redford
Featuring 600 original articles written by leading experts, it goes far beyond the findings of archaeology to include social, political, religious, cultural and artistic information on the Nile Delta civilization.
J . H . Oliver , The Ruling Power : A Study of the Roman Empire in the Second
Century after Christ Through the Roman Oration of Aelius Aristides ... Naphtali
Lewis , Life in Egypt under Roman Rule ( Oxford : Clarendon , 1983 ) , pp . 1 - 2 .
Author: Justo L. González
Examines early Christian ideas, beliefs, and teachings about the use of money, property, communal sharing, and the rights and obligations of rich and poor ... highlights the ideas of ... Cyprian, Ambrose, Augustine, John Chrysostom, and the Desert Fathers.