Contributors Figures Abbreviations Internet Resources Introduction, Roger S. Bagnall 1. Writing Materials in the Ancient World, Adam Bulow-Jacobsen 2. The Finds of Papyri, Helene Cuvigny 3. The History of the Discipline, James G. Keenan 4. Conservation of Ancient Papyrus Materials, Jaakko Frosen 5. Greek and Latin Writing in the Papyri, Guglielmo Cavallo 6. The Greek and Latin Languages in the Papyri, Eleanor Dickey 7. Abbreviations and Symbols, Nikolaos Gonis 8. Practical Help, Roger S. Bagnall 9. Editing a Papyrus, Paul Schubert 10. Archives and Dossiers, Katelijn Vandorpe 11. The Ancient Book, William A. Johnson 12. Papyrology and Ancient Literature, Timothy T. Renner 13. The Special Case of Herculaneum, David Sider 14. Education in the Papyri, Raffaella Cribiore 15. Mathematics, Science and Medicine in the Papyri, Alexander Jones 16. The Range of Documentary Texts, Bernhard Palme 17. The Multilingual Environment of Persian and Ptolemaic Egypt, Dorothy J. Thompson 18. The Multilingual Environment of Late Antique Egypt , Jean-Luc Fournet 19. Arabic Papyri and Islamic Egypt, Petra M. Sijpesteijn 20. The Papyrology of the Near East, Jean Gascou 21. Writing Histories from the Papyri, Todd M. Hickey 22. Geography and Administration in Egypt, Maria Rosaria Falivene 23. Law in Greco-Roman Egypt, Uri Yiftach-Firanko 24. Egyptian Religion and Magic in the Papyri, Willy Clarysse 25. Christianity in the Papyri, David G. Martinez 26. Manichaeism and Gnosticism in the Papyri, Cornelia Romer 27. The Future of Papyrology, Peter van Minnen Index
Roger S. Bagnall is Director of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and Professor of Ancient History at New York University.
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