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American Studies in Papyrology
The following books can be ordered from Oxbow Books and David Brown
Book Co. (http://www.oxbowbooks.com).
ASP 49, A Transportation Archive from Fourth-Century Oxyrhynchus
(PMich. XX), ed. P.J. Sijpesteijn and K.A. Worp, with the assistance of Traianos
Gagos and Arthur Verhoogt.
This volume publishes 27 Greek papyri concerned with the transport of
grain from Oxyrhynchus to Alexandria and Pelusium. Each text is presented
with introduction, Greek text, English translation, and explanatory notes. In
the general introduction the authors discuss the process of grain transport in
fourth-century CE Egypt as illustrated by the texts published here and by others, previously published, from Oxyrhynchus.
October 2011, $45.00
ASP 50, A Prosopography of Byzantine Aphrodito, by G.R. Ruffini.
This volume, which replaces Girgis's outdated prosopography from 1938,
is an annotated record of every person attested in the Byzantine-era papyri
from the middle Egyptian village of Aphrodito. Its papyri make Aphrodito the
best-attested village for this time period with implications for the study of rural
life throughout Late Antiquity. For each entry, the author lists all the relevant
texts and all known information about that person's social status, political position, and family relations with a summary of activities for each attestation. The
volume is indispensable for any scholar working with texts from Aphrodito
and valuable for all concerned specifically with Egypt and more generally with
rural life in Late Antiquity.
October 2011, $84.99
ASP 51, A Sixth-century Tax Register from the Hermopolite Nome, ed. R.S.
Bagnall, J.G. Keenan, and L.S.B. MacCoull.
This volume publishes the most complete documentary codex from sixthcentury Egypt. Known to the scholarly world since 1905 and frequently cited,
it now appears for the first time in a full edition. The codex details money
taxes paid by landowners at the village of Temseu Skordon and the hamlet
Topos Demeou in the Hermopolite Nome. The language is Greek but with
extensive Coptic influence. The text is especially important for its bearing on
nomenclature, language, taxation, and gold-to-copper monetary conversions.
October 2011, $50.00