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By Roger S. Bagnall,Giovanni R. Ruffini

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 switch in Egypt and the traditional Mediterranean mostly. Amheida was once a small place of work, and the total booklet of those short texts illuminates the function of writing within the day-by-day lives of its population. the topics coated via the Amheida ostraka comprise the distribution of nutrients, the management of wells, the economic lives of population, their schooling, and different features of lifestyles missed in literary assets. The authors offer an entire advent to the technical points of terminology and chronology, whereas additionally situating this significant proof in its historic, social and neighborhood context.


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