The article presents a complete re-edition of p.Bodl. I 59b, dated to the 3rd century BC (likely in its second half) and consisting of two fragments belonging to a list of deliveries or payments to professional corporations (oil makers, makers of ‘egyptian green’, copper-workers, smiths, lotus producers, shipwrights, carpenters, goldsmiths). Some discussion on peculiar terms is also provided. particularly noteworthy is the mention of the kallainopoioi, «makers of Egyptian green», as their papyrological attestations are scarce and controversial.
The article presents and discusses upon the corrections to the text of ten greek documentar papyri (Bgu III 788, 5; p.Bad. II 18, 4, 6-7; p.Bad. II 19a, 1; p.Flor. III 340; p.Flor. III 354 recto and verso; p.Köln vII 316, 10-11; p.leipz. 6 recto; p.leipz. 8, 8, 11, 16-18; p.Mich. Xv 709, 2, 4; SB XvI 12721, 19).
The volume Des pittakia de Théadelphie (Berliner Griechische Urkunden, Band XXII), recently published by S. Kambitsis, gathers the editions of thirteen papyri coming from the administrative archive of theadelphia (tM Arch_ID 247), whose interest is mainly prosopographical and topographical. In this article, I suggest some new readings and prosopographical notes both on these papyri and on pSI vII 793, coming from the same archive and re-edited by myself in «Aegyptus» 97 (2017), pp. 53-70.
The present article aims to put to the fore possible herodotean influences in Calligone, an ancient greek novel, of which only four fragments survive. these are preserved in pSI vIII 981 and p.Oxy. lXXXIII 5355, both from Oxyrhynchos of the Roman period. Specifically, we deal with the similarities between the Croesus-Adrastus scene in heRODOt. 1.35-44 and Calligone’s suicidal scene contained in pSI vIII 981. the similarities in question constitute a further attestation of the connection between the herodotean text and the ancient greek novel in the era of the Second Sophistic.
This article aims to offer a re-edition of pSI Congr. XIII 2 fr. b, based on a new examination of the papyrus. Some new integrations to lines 2-4, 7, and 16-18 are proposed. The relationship between the text of the papyrus and the paroemiographical tradition is therefore discussed in order to determine whether the two fragments can be attributed to a particular author.
This paper analyzes the structure of the late antique codices of the Iliad, focusing on whether the homeric text was divided into tomes and how. various testimonies are discussed: from the Ilias Ambrosiana to the harris homer. the late antique editions of the Iliad on codex could consist of a single tome, but also of two tomes of twelve books each. the books could also be distributed irregularly. p.Oxy. III 548 presented a regular subdivision into three tomes of eight books each or into six tomes of four books each.
The article reviews the papyrological and archaeological evidence for domestic and professional beer production in the Roman Fayum. Although home brewing became more significant, this did not signal a decline of the professional beer industry, contrary to common perception. In the papyri, beer sellers supplanted brewers, but production and sale were closely associated. Several reasons are adduced for the lack of breweries in the archaeological record of the Roman Fayum.
In this paper some of the conservation interventions will be discussed, highlighting how the operations performed are ineffective in slowing down the degradation process, which is the primary purpose of this intervention. the lack of appropriate interventions and the use of unsuitable materials are highlighted. F.ex. the use of pvC binders must be avoided both because they cause pressure on the two glasses and prevent air from circulating inside, favouring condensation and halos, and also because pvC tends to release acid vapours.
After the first description by giuseppe Botti in his catalogue of 1955, a fragment of a coffin lid from the third Intermediate period housed at Cortona, Museo dell’Accademia etrusca, Inv. 3438, is fully published. It shows a stola but its decoration is comparable with coffins and cartonnages from the 22nd dynasty. Based on some peculiarities of its decoration and inscription, the A. suggests the possibility that it does not come from thebes but from a place further north.
The pedon Statuette is a vII cen. BCe egyptian piece of sculpture from priene (?) bearing a late vII or early vI cen. BCe Ionic inscription by an individual named pedon, son of Amphinnes. through a textual, historical and linguistic analysis, it will be argued that pedon was not a successful greek mercenary in Saite egypt (XXvI Dynasty; vIIvI cen. BCe), as previous scholarship stated, but rather an hellenized egyptian native. Such scenario fits better into trends of coeval graeco-egyptian interactions.
This paper focuses on a bilingual inscription on a small statue base providing one of the earliest attestations of the epithet Soter in use for ptolemy I both in the greek and in the demotic evidence. the dedication is more plausibly to be dated to the reign of ptolemy II than to that of his father and predecessor. Accordingly, it sheds light on the posthumous process of standardization of the denomination Soter as the official title of the dynastic founder ptolemy I.
This study aims to clarify the profound motivations underlying the deification of queens and their cult inside and outside egypt. the thorough analysis of the unique symbol of political power, the triple uraeus displayed on the heads of a number of statues of queens, has allowed the Author to propose new identifications and interpretations. Furthermore, the exegesis of the statues in egyptian style that were examined has made possible to reach different conclusions to those hitherto proposed by archaeological literature.
Three Achaemenid and one native egyptian kings are dated to the second persian domination, so are two persian satraps. 90 coins carry inscriptions with the names of the satraps or of Artaxerxes III. There are imitations of Athenian tetradrachms, drachms and fractional coinage. the coins of Artaxerxes III are inscribed in Demotic scripture, those of satraps in Aramaic. the catalogue at the end of this paper shows examples both of continuity and change within the egyptian coinage of Artaxerxes III and his satraps.
The article presents a first archival arrangement of A. zirardini’s papers, preserved mainly at the Classense library of Ravenna and at the vatican library. An unpublished letter of the scholar (1777) to his friend g. Marini reveals further information on A. zirardini’s work Exercitationes in Monumenta Papyrea in view of the critical edition.
The Petra Papyri V, edited by Antti Arjava, Jaakko Frösén, Jorma Kaimio, American Center of Oriental Research, Amman, jordan 2018 (C. Balconi) - SCOTT D. CHARLESWORTH, Early Christian Gospels: Their Production and Transmission (papyrologica Florentina, 47), Firenze 2016 (J. Chapa)