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ï~~ Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 48 (2011) 327 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. ISBN 978-0-9799758-3-7 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 This volume, which replaces Girgis's outdated prosopography from 1938, is an annotated record of every person attested in the Byzantine-era papyri from the middle Egyptian village of Aphrodito.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. ISBN 978-0-9799758-2-0 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. ISBN 978-0-9799758-4-4 October 2011, $50.00
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