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Title Greek ostraca from Abu Mina : (O. AbuMina) / edited by Nikos Litinas
Published Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xi, 335 pages, xxxv pages of plates) : facsimiles
Series Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete. Beiheft ; 25
Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete. Beiheft ; 25.
Contents Frontmatter; Contents; Acknowledgements; General Introduction. Abu Mina; The Ostraca Archive; THE TEXTS; Texts; Descripta; Backmatter
Summary The volume contains an edition of c. 1,300 ostraca excavated in Abu Mina, Egypt, under the directorship of Peter Grossmann. Most of these ostraca comprise a partially surviving record of the pickings of grapes and of wine deliveries in the first half of the seventh century AD, before the Arab conquest in 642. Also, a small number contains some Christian texts, writings on pots or flasks, designs and writing exercises. They provide information on the community, the economical and agricultural activities, the prosopography and onomastics of this pilgrimage centre. This volume will be of interest to Greek papyrologists and to ancient historians
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-331) and index
Notes Texts in Greek; introduction and critical matter in English
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Subject Ostraka -- Egypt -- Abū Mīnā (Extinct city)
Inscriptions, Greek -- Egypt -- Abū Mīnā (Extinct city)
HISTORY -- Ancient.
Inscriptions, Greek
Abū Mīnā (Extinct city)
Egypt -- History -- 30 B.C.-640 A.D. -- Sources
Egypt -- Abū Mīnā (Extinct city)
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Litinas, Nikos.
ISBN 9783110210385
Other Titles O. AbuMina