Regaling Officials in Ptolemaic Egypt: A Dramatic Reading of Official Accounts from the Menches Papers ; (P.L. Bat. 32)

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Brill, 2005 - Architecture - 237 pages
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The book (re)publishes and newly interprets five accounts from the second century BCE Menches Papers. The book offers an imaginative historical reading of the accounts, detailing how in Ptolemaic Egypt various government officials on tour through the country side were received in one specific village (Kerkeosiris) by the local official (village scribe). The accounts also give insight into part of the financial management of the office of village scribe.

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P Tebt I 112 P Tebt 1151 Account of income and expenditure
P Tebt I 185 P Tebt 1152 Account of income and expenditure
P Tebt I 213 P Tebt 1153 Account of income and expenditure

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Arthur Verhoogt, Ph.D. (1997) in Papyrology, University of Leiden, is Associate Professor of Papyrology and Greek in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan. His publications include editions of papyri and ostraca and studies in the history of Hellenistic and Roman Egypt, including Menches, Komogrammateus of Kerkeosiris (1998).

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