Benjamin Kelly

in Petitions, Litigation, and Social Control in Roman Egypt

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199599615
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731525 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Ancient Documents


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This chapter introduces the documentation that will be used in the book, and discusses the types of social history that can be written on the basis of this documentation. It then explains the choice of ‘Roman Egypt’ as a unit of study, and the rationale for focusing on published Greek papyri. Finally, the overall argument of the book is outlined.

Keywords: social history; Roman Egypt; Greek papyri

Chapter.  15596 words. 

Subjects: Classical History

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