Life in Egypt Under Roman Rule

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.

Life in Egypt Under Roman Rule

Author: Naphtali Lewis

Publisher: Amer Society of Papyrologists

ISBN: 9780788505607

Page: 240

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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.

A History of Egypt Under Roman Rule

CHAPTER X LIFE IN THE TOWNS AND VILLAGES OF EGYPT 1. The recent
discoveries of papyri have thrown a considerable amount of light on the life of the
inhabitants of Egypt during the period of Roman rule ; and some points in
particular ...

A History of Egypt Under Roman Rule

Author: Joseph Grafton Milne

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 12

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Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

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
Rule.

Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

Author: Steven E. Sidebotham

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520303385

Page: 456

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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.

Christianizing Egypt

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 ...

Christianizing Egypt

Author: David Frankfurter

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691176973

Page: 336

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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.

Tradition and Transformation Egypt under Roman Rule

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.

Tradition and Transformation  Egypt under Roman Rule

Author: Katja Lembke

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004189599

Page: 520

View: 864

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.

Changes in the Roman Empire

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
dans ...

Changes in the Roman Empire

Author: Ramsay MacMullen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691656665

Page: 416

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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.

Law and Legal Practice in Egypt from Alexander to the Arab Conquest

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
Ptolemaic Egypt.

Law and Legal Practice in Egypt from Alexander to the Arab Conquest

Author: James G. Keenan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139698516

Page: 600

View: 598

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.

University and Social Settlements

... OF EGYPT Money ( L . G . Chiozza ) . RICHES AND UNDER THE PTOLEMAIC
DYNASTY . ... With an Marriott ( J . A . R . ) . THE LIFE AND Introduction by the
LORD ... V . EGYPT UNDER ROMAN RULE . J . G . Milne ( J . G . ) . A HISTORY ...

University and Social Settlements

Author: Will Reason

Publisher: London, Methuen

ISBN:

Page: 195

View: 215

Cleopatra

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 .

Cleopatra

Author: Don Nardo

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781560060239

Page: 112

View: 774

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.

The Jews Under Roman Rule

... third century before our era by Aristeas , a high official in the service of Ptolemy
Philadelphus the second , king of Egypt . ... The wisdom of these interpreters on
all the deepest problems of life - on morals , politics , and philosophy - filled the ...

The Jews Under Roman Rule

Author: William Douglas Morrison

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 426

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General Catalogue

History of the life and times of Edmund Burke . ... 1899 Mahaffy , J. P. A history of
Egypt under the Ptolemaic dynasty . 8vo . ill . ( vol . 4 of Petrie , W. M. F. History of
Egypt ) 1899 The Greek world under Roman sway , from Polybius to Plutarch .

General Catalogue

Author: Belfast Library and Society for Promoting Knowledge

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The Ancient World

Life in Egypt - Under Roman Rule Naphtali Lewis LIFE IN EGYPT
UNDERROMAN RULE NAPHTALI LEWIS “ A gem of a book . . . a ' musť . . .
Lewis covers every aspect of the private and public life of the populations , both
Egyptian and ...

The Ancient World

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt P Z

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 .

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt  P Z

Author: Donald B. Redford

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780195138238

Page: 620

View: 829

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.

Egypt

207 Life in Egypt under Roman rule . Naphtali Lewis . Oxford , England :
Clarendon Press , 1983 . 240p . map . A study which concentrates on the people
who wrote and figure in thousands of the private and official papyri and ostraca of
 ...

Egypt

Author: Ragai N. Makar

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 306

View: 397

Faith and Wealth

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 .

Faith and Wealth

Author: Justo L. González

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN:

Page: 240

View: 591

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.