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Greek Language, Education, and Literary Culture

Amin Benaissa

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199571451
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199571451.013.0033

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology

 Greek Language, Education, and Literary Culture

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This article begins with a brief characterization of the Greek spoken and written in Roman Egypt. It then considers the stages and social aspects of Greek education, the range of the period's literary papyri and what they reveal about the tastes and identities of their readers, and finally the literary and scholarly life of Roman Alexandria.

Keywords: Greek language; Roman Egypt; social aspects; Greek education; literary life

Article.  8638 words. 

Subjects: Archaeology ; Archaeology of the Near East ; Egyptian Archaeology

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