American Studies in Papyrology
Series Editor: Sofia Torallas Tovar
- Essays in Honor of C. Bradford Welles, ed. A.E. Samuel. 1966.
- Yale Papyri in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library I, ed. J.F. Oates, A.E. Samuel and C.B. Welles. New Haven and Toronto 1967. (= P. Yale 1)
- Inventory of Compulsory Services in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt, by N. Lewis. 1968.
- The Taxes in Grain in Ptolemaic Egypt: Granary Receipts from Diospolis Magna,164-88 B.C., by Z.M. Packman. 1968.
- Euripides Papyri I, Texts from Oxyrhynchus, by B.E. Donovan. 1969.
- Documentary Papyri from the Michigan Collection, ed. G.M. Browne. Toronto 1970. (= P.Mich. X.)
- Proceedings of the Twelfth International Congress of Papyrology, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 12-17 August 1968, ed. D.H. Samuel. 1970.
- The Ptolemaic and Roman Idios Logos, by P.R. Swarney. 1970.
- Papyri from the Michigan Collection, ed. J.C. Shelton. Toronto 1971. (= P.Mich. XI.)
- Death and Taxes: Ostraka in the Royal Ontario Museum I, ed. A.E. Samuel, W.K. Hastings, A.K. Bowman, R.S. Bagnall. Toronto 1971. (= O. Ont. Mus. I)
- The Town Councils of Roman Egypt, by A.K. Bowman. 1971.
- The Four Greek Hymns of Isidorus and the Cult of Isis, by V.F. Vanderlip. 1972.
- Greek Terms for Roman Institutions: A Lexicon and Analysis, by H.J. Mason. 1974.
- Michigan Papyri XII, ed. G.M. Browne. Toronto 1975. (= P.Mich. XII.)
- Ostraka in the Royal Ontario Museum II, ed. R.S. Bagnall and A.E. Samuel. Toronto 1976. (= O. Ont. Mus. II)
- Chester Beatty Biblical Papyri IV and V, by A. Pietersma. 1977.
- Washington University Papyri I, ed. V.B. Schuman. Missoula 1980. (= P.Wash.Univ. I)
- Imperial Estates in Egypt, by G.M. Parassoglou. Las Palmas 1978.
- Status Declarations in Roman Egypt, by C.A. Nelson. Las Palmas 1978.
- Fourth Century Documents from Karanis, ed. R.S. Bagnall and N. Lewis. Missoula 1979. (= P.Col. VII.)
- Le Nome Hermopolite: toponymes et sites, by Marie Drew-Bear. Missoula 1979.
- Michigan Papyri XIV, ed. V.P. McCarren. Chico 1980. (= P.Mich. XIV.)
- Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Congress of Papyrology, ed. R.S. Bagnall, G.M. Browne, A.E. Hanson and L. Koenen. Chico 1981.
- Yale Papyri in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library II, ed. S.A. Stephens. Chico 1985.
- Register of Oxyrhynchites, 30 B.C.-A.D. 96, by B.W. Jones and J.E.G. Whitehorne. 1983.
A prosopography of residents of the Oxyrhynchite nome during the first century of Roman occupation (30 BCE - 96 CE) including both Greek and Demotic sources. The catalog lists nearly 6000 individuals with all demographic information known about each as well as the interrelations among them.
- Saite and Persian Demotic Cattle Documents, A Study in Legal Forms and Principles in Ancient Egypt, by E. Cruz-Uribe. 1985.
- Grundlagen des koptischen Satzbaus, by H.J. Polotsky 1987.
- Columbia Papyri VIII, ed. R.S. Bagnall, T.T. Renner and K.A. Worp. Atlanta 1990. (= P.Col. VIII.)
This volume of selected papyri from the Columbia collection looks at both literary and documentary texts. Papyri originally published before 1980 have been reedited, while others appear here for the first time. Unlike prior volumes publishing Columbia papyri, which focused on one significant document, this volume presents a veritable cornucopia of texts, hands, dates, and provenances.
- Grundlagen des koptischen Satzbaus, zweite Halfte, by H.J. Polotsky. 1990.
HJ Polotsky's volume is a reference work on the syntax of ancient Coptic.
- Michigan Papyri XVI, A Greek Love Charm from Egypt (P.Mich. 757), ed. and comm. by David G. Martinez. Atlanta 1991. (= P.Mich. XVI.)
This volume consists of an edition of a third/fourth century CE love charm inscribed on a lead tablet, in which a certain Ailourion invokes the chthonic deities and spirits of the dead to bring him his beloved Kopria. The spell documents a multicultural pantheon of deities as well as a hierarchical structure of demonic beings including ghosts and “restless” spirits, such as those of the prematurely dead.
- Ptocheia or Odysseus in Disguise at Troy (P.Koln 245), ed. and comm. by M.G. Parca. 1991.
The editio princeps of P. Köln VI 245, a poetic fragment that Maryline Parca dates to the third century CE, ascribes the fragment to the tragic genre and identifies it as an autograph. The text concerns a mission to Troy to contact Helen (theft of the Palladium?) and seemingly involves Odysseus, Athena, and possibly the Trojan Antenor. Parca examines text against evidence for Greek culture in Upper Egypt in the late Roman period.
- Un Codex fiscal Hermopolite (P.Sorb. II 69), ed. J. Gascou. Atlanta 1994. (= P. Sorb. II)
Jean Gascou presents here an edition of a tax register from Hermopolis in the seventh century CE. The ledger lists payments in wheat from estates and individuals and adds to our knowledge of the late antique Hermopolite nome. The text is analyzed in light of other documents and the history of fiscal accounting.
- On Government and Law in Roman Egypt, by Naphtali Lewis, ed. A.E. Hanson. Atlanta 1995.
- Columbia Papyri X, ed. by R.S. Bagnall and D. Obbink. Atlanta 1996.
A collection of editions of forty-four documentary papyri from the collection of Columbia University, this volume includes translations and commentary on each. The texts illustrate a wide variety aspects of life and law in Roman Egypt.
- The Michigan Medical Codex (P. Mich. XVII 753), by Louise C. Youtie. Atlanta 1996.
An edition of a fourth-century Egyptian medical book, presented with English translation and a full commentary, as well as an introduction providing background information on Greek and Egyptian medicine.
- Writing, Teachers and Students in Graeco-Roman Egypt, by Raffaella Cribiore. Atlanta 1996.
Papyri problems and exercises on papyri and ostraca, work books, and text books provide some of the richest evidence for the processes of education in the Roman world. This study examines how the skill of writing was taught, and how it was learned.
- The Herakleopolite Nome: A Catalogue of the Toponyms with Introduction and Commentary by Maria Rosaria Falivene. 1998.
Falivene presents an A-Z listing of names in the Herakleopite nome, a district of Middle Egypt, largely based on Greek papyri dating from the third century BCE to the eighth century CE. The importance of the Herakleopite villages is discussed along with the likely provenance of the documents upon which this study is based.
- Columbia Papyri XI by Timothy M. Teeter. 1998.
An edited group of previously unpublished papyri connected with the early Christian church.
- Columbia Papyri IX: The Vestis Miltaris Codex by Jennifer Sheridan. 1999.
This present work is an editio princeps, including a transcription and translation of, and commentary on, two papyri documents: vestis militaris and a private account listing expenses and assets for a household.
- Papyri in Memory of P. J. Sijpesteijn edited by A. J. B. Sirks andK. A. Worp, asst. editors R.S. Bagnall and R.P. Salomons.ISBN-13: 978-0-9700591-0-9 ISBN-10: 0-9700591-0-8. $110. Hardcover
This publication is a collection of papers dedicated to the memory of noted papyrologist Dr. Pieter Johannes Sijpesteijn, who died in 1996, from his fellow papyrologists. The contributions provide an appealing impression of the multifarious content of papyri from Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Egypt.
- A Yale Papyrus (PYale III 137) in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library III by Paul Schubert. 2001. ISBN 0-9700591-1-6. $34.95. Hardcover.
This papyrus is a return of taxable private land for the village of Philadelphia dating from 216/217 CE. The register, divided into three parts, includes five entries of Alexandrian officials, followed by a dozen entries recording local magistrates and people of archon rank, and finally a list of all the private land owners in alphabetical order. The document assesses the amount of land retained by individuals in the village, the basis for which contributions to the armies of Emperor Caracalla were determined. In addition to a physical description of the papyrus this volume includes a discussion of the historical background and socioeconomic significance of the lists.
- Essays and Texts in Honor of J. David Thomas. Ed. by Traianos Gagos and Roger S. Bagnall. 2001. ISBN 0-9700591-3-2. $65.00. Hardcover.
This collection of nine essays is focused on military and administrative institutions in the ancient world, and supplemented by a presentation of thirty texts in Greek and Latin written on papyrus and wooden fragments, some previously unpublished. The essays and textual editions are contributed by a host of distinguished international scholars in honor of Professor J. David Thomas’ seventieth birthday. Professor Thomas (formerly at the University of Durham) has edited a large number of ancient texts over the last fifty years, and his work has been important to our understanding of subjects as diverse as the military strength on Hadrian’s Wall and the chain of command in the Egyptian civil service.
- It is our Father who writes: Orders from the Monastery of Apollo at Bawit by Sarah J Clackson. ISBN-13: 978-0-9700591-5-4 ISBN-10: 0-9700591-5-9. $60.00 Hardcover.
This volume presents editions of ninety-one papyri associated with the day-to-day administration of the monastery of Apollo at Bawit during the eighth century, seventy-eight of which are published here for the first time. Many of the papyri are orders issued by the head of the monastery to various subordinates, and the texts’ contents are minutely analyzed in the introduction. The majority of the texts were written in Coptic script, with a very few in Greek; the Coptic texts, however, often include a Greek word or phrase.
- Greek Documentary Papyri from Egypt in the Berlin Aegyptisches Museum (P.Berl.Cohen) by Nahum Cohen. 2007; ISBN-13: 978-0-9700591-6-1 ISBN-10: 0-9700591-6-7. $45.00. Hardcover.
Greek Documentary Papyri contains discussions of twenty documentary papyri from the Roman period.
- Annotations in Greek and Latin Texts from Egypt by K McNamee. ISBN-13: 978-0-9700591-7-8 ISBN-10: 0-9700591-7-5. $125.00. Hardcover.
This corpus of marginal and interlinear notes from the Greek and Latin literary papyri of Egypt is arranged alphabetically by author (from Aeschylus to Xenophon) and the papyri themselves identified by their "Mertens-Pack 3" number (MP3); the Adespota, both poetry and prose, follow.
- Papyri and Essays in memory of Sarah Clackson, ed. Boudhors et al. ISBN 978-0-9700591-8-5. Hardcover.
Scholars and colleagues of Sarah Clackson honored her memory through a two-day symposium, "The Administration of Monastic Estates in Late Antique and Early Islamic Egypt," held at Christ Church, Oxford, 25-26 September 2004. This rich and varied volume presents the papers given at that symposium plus four additional ones. The foreword presents a complete bibliography for Sarah Clackson and an essay examining her formative role in Coptic Studies up to the time of her premature death. The contributions include editions of previously unpublished ostraca and papyri, or of revised and expanded editions of previously published items (O.Clackson 1-34 and P.Clackson 35-50), and nine essays addressing socio-economic and religious issues that impacted the monastic communities of Egypt during Late Antiquity and the Early Islamic period.
- In Pursuit of Invisibility: Ritual Texts from Late Roman Egypt by Richard Phillips. ISBN 978-0-9700591-9-2. $49.95. Hardcover.
A close examination of invisibility in the context of the Graeco-Roman world, from the role invisibility enjoys as a literary motif to the ritual spells whose logos and praxis in magical papyri promise the individual that he will move about unseen by others. Capping the six chapters investigating invisibility in fiction and in handbooks of magic, Phillips examines the relevant papyri, evaluating the Greek texts and translating them into English, as well as offering thorough commentary for each text (e.g., P.Oxy. LVIII 3931, and six examples drawn from the Papyri Graecae Magicae. The volume includes bibliographical references and pertinent indices of the Greek.
- To Mega Biblion: Book-Ends, End-Titles, and Coronides in Papyri with Hexametric Poetry by Francesca Schironi. ISBN 978-0-9799758-0-6. $69.95. Hardcover.
This book presents a systematic and chronological investigation into the nature and development of end-titles in papyrus rolls and codices of hexameter poetry from the third century BCE to the sixth century CE. The bulk of the evidence for presentation of hexametric verse derives from Homeric papyri (51 papyrus copies), although Hesiod's Theogony, Works & Days, and Shield (two), and Oppian's Halieutica likewise supply data. For comparative purposes Francesca Schironi also provides a sampling of end-titles in non-epic genres. The discussion of individual papyri and summation of the results are rich and informative. To Mega Biblion includes bibliographical references, charts with comparative statistics, and pertinent indices.
- A Transportation Archive from Fourth-Century Oxyrhynchus (P. Mich. XX, ed. P. J. Sijpesteijn† and Klaas A. Worp with the assistance of Traianos Gagos† and Arthur Verhoogt. ISBN 978-0-9799758-3-7. $45.00. Hardcover. 2011.
This volume publishes twenty-seven 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.
- Propsopography of Byzantine Aphrodito, by Giovanni Roberto Ruffini. ISBN 978-0-9799758-2-0. $84.99. Hardcover. 2011.
This volume, which replaces Girgis' 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.
- Sixth-century Tax Register from the Hermopolite Nome, by Roger S. Bagnall, James G. Keenan, Leslie S. B. MacCoull. ISBN 13-978-0-9799758-4-4. Hardcover. $50. 2011.
This volume publishes the most complete documentary codex from sixth-century Egypt. Known to the scholarly world since 1905 and frequently cited since then, it now appears for the first time in 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.
- New Epigrams of Palladas: A Fragmentary Papyrus Codex (P.CtYBR inv. 4000) by Kevin Wilkinson. $50. Hardcover. 2013.
P.CtYBR inv. 4000, owned by Yale University's Beinecke Library, comprises twenty-four pages and contains Greek elegiac epigrams. Of the approximately 60 epigrams that are partially extant, two were previously known from the Greek Anthology, but the others survive nowhere else and appear here for the first time in a modern edition. In spite of the fact that there is no explicit declaration of authorship in the remaining portions of the codex, all signs point to a single author who can be identified with confidence as Palladas of Alexandria, who is known from the Greek Anthology. Palladas has a distinctive poetic voice - highly personal and topical, with a tendency towards bitterly pessimistic observation on the world around him. Among other points of interest, there is a satire of the victory titles claimed by the emperors Diocletian and Galerius, a lament on the destruction of Alexandria, a curious mention of the sufferings of the Egyptian goddess Triphis, and lampoons of men from Hermopolis. This editio princeps contains a substantial introduction, diplomatic transcription and edited Greek text on facing pages, commentary, indexes, and photographic plates.
- Papyrological Texts in Honor of Roger S. Bagnall, edd. Rodney Ast, Hélène Cuvigny, Todd Hickey, Julia Lougovaya. $70. ISBN: 9780979975868. Hardcover. 2013.
Seventy new or substantially revised editions of documentary and non-documentary papyri and ostraca from Egypt edited by an international team of specialists. Texts span the 7th century B.C.E. to the 9th century C.E. They are written mainly in Greek but also in Latin, Egyptian, and Arabic. Each text is accompanied by a translation, line-by-line commentary, and photo. The volume includes the standard indices found in papyrological text editions.
- Ostraka and Other Inscribed Material from Bir Shawish, Small Oasis - Excavation Seasons 2005 and 2007 by Marek Dospel. $85. ISBN: 978-0-9799758-7-5. Hardcover. 2020.
Informal documents and remains of material culture, when analyzed properly, offer a unique window into the daily lives and workings of ancient civilizations. Published here in their archaeological context and with any relevant artifacts, the documents and inscriptions excavated recently in Egypt’s Western Desert represent a valuable addition to our meager documentation of the Bahriya Oasis in the first centuries CE.
- Yale Papyri in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library IV, ed. by Hélène Cuvigny, Ruth Duttenhöfer, Ann Ellis Hanson. $90. ISBN: 978-1-954731-00-4. Hardcover. 2021.
This volume springs from work undertaken at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, at its Papyrological Summer Institute in 2003. This fourth volume of Yale papyri presents three groups of texts dating from the second century BCE to the seventh century CE. Editions are presented in chronological order, and include items such as samples of scribal training, mathematical tables and exercises, schoolroom work, letters, tax- receipts, contracts, and petitions. Contributors in addition to the volume editors include Daniel Markovich, Charles W. Hedrick, Jr., Jitse H. F. Dijkstra, Kevin Wilkinson, AnneMarie Luijendijk, Richard L. Phillips, Gary Reger, Shane Berg, Elizabeth Penland, George Bevan, Josiah E. Davis, Mariam Dandamayeva, Andrew T. Crislip, and Jean Gascou.
Statement concerning the ASP publication Yale Papyri in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library IV: Transparency concerning the acquisition of papyrological materials has been a guiding principle of the American Society of Papyrologists for almost fifteen years. The Society thus deeply regrets that its recent publication, Yale Papyri in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library IV, went to press without the “frank and thorough” discussion of provenance that it mandates. Although the virtual absence of the requisite narrative was noted during the manuscript’s review, the agreed-upon remediation was not implemented due to an oversight on the part of the Society. To prevent further such lapses, the Society’s publications will henceforth be subject to review by its newly formed ethics committee.
- Christians and Muslims in Early Islamic Egypt: New Texts and Studies, ed. by Lajos Berkes. $70. ISBM: 978-0-9799758-1-3. Hardcover. 2022
This volume collects studies exploring the relationship of Christians and Muslims in everyday life in Early Islamic Egypt (642–10th c.) focusing mainly, but not exclusively on administrative and social history. The contributions concentrate on the papyrological documentation preserved in Greek, Coptic, and Arabic. By doing so, this book transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries and offers results based on a holistic view of the documentary material. The articles of this volume discuss various aspects of change and continuity from Byzantine to Islamic Egypt and offer also the (re)edition of 23 papyrus documents in Greek, Coptic, and Arabic. The authors provide a showcase of recent papyrological research on this under-studied, but dynamically evolving field.
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