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papyrology, Greek

Edited by John Roberts

in Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780192801463
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727061
papyrology, Greek

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Papyrus, manufactured in Egypt from a marsh plant, Cyperus papyrus (see books, greek and roman), was the most widely used writing material in the Graeco‐Roman world. The object of papyrology is to study texts written on papyrus in Egyptian (hieroglyphs, demotic, Coptic), Hebrew, ...

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Subjects: Classical Studies

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