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The Coinage of Roman Egypt

Angelo Geissen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage

February 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Roman History; Historical Archaeology; Egyptology. 8462 words.

Already under the Ptolemies, the coinage of Egypt circulated in a closed currency system: foreign money had to be exchanged for the local currency at the borders, and Egyptian currency...

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The Coinage of the Ptolemies

Catharine C. Lorber.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage

February 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Historical Archaeology; Egyptology. 8569 words.

The coinage of the Ptolemies stands apart from other royal Hellenistic currencies in interesting respects, including the prominence of gold and bronze coins vis-à-vis silver and the role of...

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The Coptic Tradition

Anne Boud'hors.

in The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

October 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Egyptology. 11112 words.

This article presents an overview both of the contents of Coptic literature and of the general questions within which it unfolds. The discussions cover the importance of the Bible; the role...

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Egypt

Joseph G. Manning.

in The Oxford Handbook of the State in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean

February 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Egyptology; Greek and Roman Law; Classical History. 15069 words.

This chapter examines the history of, and the important factors that contributed to, state formation in ancient Egypt during the period from around 3500 BCE to the end of the Ptolemaic...

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Egypt

Arietta Papaconstantinou.

in The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

October 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Roman History; Egyptology. 14699 words.

This article discusses Egypt in Late Antiquity. Egypt in this period was associated with monasticism, administration, taxes, the Apions, Dioskoros, Alexandria and Coptic art, and has often...

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Egypt

Jacke Phillips.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Egyptology. 4834 words.

Ancient Egypt essentially encompassed some 1,180 kilometers of the Nile Valley where the river fans out into multiple branches and ultimately reaches the Mediterranean Sea. The ancient...

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Egypt in Roman Visual and Material Culture

Caitlín Eilís Barrett.

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Egyptology; Classical Art and Architecture; Historical Archaeology. 15415 words.

This review article addresses current controversies and opportunities in research on the roles, uses, and meanings of “Egypt” in ancient Roman visual and material culture. Accordingly, the...

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Egyptian Religion and Magic in the Papyri

Willy Clarysse.

in The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology

December 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Papyrology; Egyptology; Religion in the Ancient World. 10359 words.

The first section of this article discusses traditional religion, looking at the Ancient Egyptian worldview, mummification and afterlife, and the role of the temples in economy and...

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Geography and Administration in Egypt (332 BCE–642 CE)

Maria Rosaria Falivene.

in The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology

December 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Papyrology; Egyptology. 9369 words.

This article outlines the administrative geography of Egypt under the Graeco-Macedonian regime and as it evolved over the next millennium. This information comes from papyri and...

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Greek and Roman Slaving in Comparative Ancient Perspective

Catherine Hezser.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Slaveries

P ublished online October 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical History; Middle Eastern Languages; Egyptology. 8489 words.

Graeco-Roman slavery can be properly understood only when compared with slave practices in other ancient societies. This chapter shows that in ancient Israel, Egypt, and Babylonia slavery...

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