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Oxyrhynchus: A City and Its Texts

Oxyrhynchus: A City and Its Texts

Edited by: Alan K. Bowman, R.A. Coles, N Gonis, Dirk Obbink, Peter John Parsons

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The volume offers an account of Oxyrhynchus as an ancient city and archaeological site by surveying its material culture and art objects, including sculpture and draftsmanship, against the backdrop of the papyrus texts. It includes treatments of the site itself (city plan, topography, monuments, art architecture), the history of the excavations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as a synthesis of the study of the social, cultural and intellectual life under Greek, Roman and Byzantine rule. Original contributions by E.G. Turner and W.M.F. Petrie are reprinted; the original archaeological reports are edited with noted.

Author Info

edited by A K Bowman, R A Coles, N Gonis, D Obbink, and P J Parsons

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: Egypt Exploration Society
Publisher: Egypt Exploration Society
Series: Graeco-Roman Memoirs

Hardback
ISBN: 9780856981777
Publication Date: 29 Jun 2007
Number of Pages: 288
Height: 260
Width: 195
Illustrations: 16 col pls

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