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papyrology, Greek

H. Maehler.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Greek and Roman Law; Classical Literature; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 1919 words.

Papyrus, manufactured in Egypt since c.3000 bce 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...

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papyrology, Latin

J. David Thomas.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient Roman History; Greek and Roman Law; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 1189 words.

In comparison with Greek papyri, Latin papyri are uncommon, even when “papyri” is understood in a wide sense so as to include *ostraca and parchment scraps. This is so because the vast majority of...

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