Regaling Officials in Ptolemaic Egypt: A Dramatic Reading of Official Accounts from the Menches Papers ; (P.L. Bat. 32)
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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100 drachmas 8paxuai 8paxucov A.o(utai according to crops Akousilaos Apollonos polis Appendix apxcov armed guard arouras artabas of wheat Artemidoros Asklepiades basilikos grammateus bath manager bronze drachmas chickpeas chiton cleruchic contribution Dalby dpyu(piou eA.(aiou Egypt enters the account expenditures Food A-Z Gpoicov Harphaesis Heliodoros Hermias Hermon Horos inpayment Intro Kerkeosiris listed loaves of bread Maron Marres Mecheir Melas Menches papers Mexeip Mousaios napd npoayei(vovxai office of village outpayments recorded P. L. Bat paid papyrus payment in full person Petechon Phamenoth Poregebthis possibly pouch previous balance probably Ptolemaic Ptolemaic Egypt Ptolemaios purchased receives a payment reception recorded in line reeds remainder sauce scil scribe Sarapion silver drachmas silver tetradrachm sour wine storage vessel suggests survey of agricultural talent Tebt Tebtunis Theon topogrammateus total is correct unguent usher verb village scribe xa(A.Kou xdtaxvxov xi(ufj yivovxai