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Historians, classicists, and archeologists will welcome Professor Turner's lucid introduction to the field of Greek papyrology. The relatively recent rediscovery of Greek (and Latin) texts on papyrus has made possible greatly improved editions of classic works and has provided a deeper understanding of life in classical times. Professor Turner considers papyrus as a writing material, goes on to the problems of excavating for papyri, editing a papyrus text, determining its author and owners, and so on. He discusses the relation of papyri to Greek literature as well as to various types of non-literary documents, and he assesses various contributions papyri have made to ancient history. A list of the principal editions of papyri is included.

Originally published in 1968.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. v-x
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  1. Contents
  2. p. xi
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  1. List of Plates
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  1. I. Writing Materials and Books
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. II. The Rediscovery of Papyrus
  2. pp. 17-24
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  1. III. Excavating for Papyri: The Organization of Their Study
  2. pp. 25-41
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  1. IV. Place of Origin and Place of Writing: The Geographical Distribution of Finds
  2. pp. 42-53
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  1. V. How a Papyrus Text Is Edited
  2. pp. 54-73
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  1. VI. The Persons Who Owned the Papyri in Antiquity
  2. pp. 74-96
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  1. VII. Papyri and Greek Literature
  2. pp. 97-126
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  1. VIII. Types of Papyrus Document
  2. pp. 127-153
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  1. IX. The Principal Editions of Papyri
  2. pp. 154-171
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  1. Notes to Chapters I-VIII
  2. pp. 172-188
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  1. Notes on the Plates
  2. pp. 189-190
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  1. General Index
  2. pp. 193-219
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  1. Index of Greek Words
  2. pp. 220-221
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  1. Map of Egypt
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400877652
Related ISBN(s)
9780691035185, 9780691622828, 9780691649559
MARC Record
OCLC
967589485
Pages
252
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-05
Language
English
Open Access
No

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