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By Roger S. Bagnall,Giovanni R. Ruffini

This quantity provides 455 inscribed pottery fragments, or ostraka, found in the course of NYU’s excavations at Amheida within the western barren region of Egypt. the bulk date to the past due Roman interval (3rd to 4th century AD), a time of fast social swap in Egypt and the traditional Mediterranean mostly. Amheida was once a small workplace, and the total ebook of those short texts illuminates the function of writing within the day-by-day lives of its population. the themes lined by way of the Amheida ostraka comprise the distribution of meals, the management of wells, the economic lives of population, their schooling, and different elements of lifestyles ignored in literary resources. The authors offer an entire advent to the technical elements of terminology and chronology, whereas additionally situating this crucial facts in its old, social and neighborhood context.

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