P.oxy. Xvii 2085 contains parts of a hypomnema, with lemmata attributed to euphorion. This commentary can be ascribed to the Alexandrian grammarian theon, because it is focused on the island of Samos and the metonomasia of the river Parthenios/imbrasos, found in other sources arguably connected with theon’s commentaries on Hellenistic poets and Pindar.
In this article we offer a new edition of the fifth century fiscal register preserved by P.Flor. i 78, the two extant leaves of which presumably belonged to a codex. Beside some emended readings, a tentative explanation of the murky word following the onomastic occurring at l. 13 is proposed.
Through the references in ancient sources, the article considers the uses and the medical properties of the papyrus plant (and the papyrus as sheet) during the egyptian, the Greek and the roman period, arguing its tradition and specializations and outlining its practical knowledge as well as its reception up to the Middle Ages.
During the 2014’s campaign in Manqabad, 48 stone architectural elements were examined, including capitals and a semi-column, lintels and elements of friezes, moulded elements, a window frame and rosettes. their typological classification and the analysis of their functions and decorative motifs have provided interesting information and evidences for dating and contacts with other monasteries.
Per una prosopografia dell’Egitto romano: metodi, problemi, proposte. Workshop internazionale (Padova, 23-24 luglio 2015)
The article explains what is necessary to build up a prosopographical database for egypt from the point of view of the general imperial prosopography and the experience obtained with the Prosopographia imperii romani. Especially necessary is to take into account the different types of documents if one wants to make statistical comparison.
This paper presents the aim and the features of the “digital Prosopography of roman egypt” project (dPre), with a focus on methods and problems of the prosopographical research and cataloguing. Some of the most important prosopographical publications about roman egypt are listed in the bibliographical appendix to the paper.
Two case studies of prosopographical identification are presented for a corpus of early roman texts from euhemeria in the Arsinoite nome. the first concerns the name Aphrodisios, which reappears across several documents, and which suggests a new connection between previously unlinked documents. the second deals with the name Philoxenos, and concludes that the presence of a name alone is not sufficient to confirm identification, even within texts of similar origin and date. Further comments are made on the use of trismegistos People as a tool for research.