This classic book by the `doyen of papyrologists' describes the economy and society of Roman Egypt from the ground level up, using the testimony of papyri.
Author: Naphtali Lewis
Publisher: Amer Society of Papyrologists
This classic book by the `doyen of papyrologists' describes the economy and society of Roman Egypt from the ground level up, using the testimony of papyri. The unique climate of Egypt has preserved tens of thousands of records, covering a period of some 4,000 years from 3000 BC to AD 1000. Focusing on just part of this period (30 BC to AD 285), this book offers the perfect introduction to the possible uses of such material. The author takes a thematic approach, discussing the various areas of daily life into which papyri offer unique insights. From the production of food, to `works and days of Gods and Goblins' and `rendering unto Caesar', Naphtali Lewis uses quotations from the sources combined with an encyclopedic knowledge of the cultural context to bring a seemingly obscure class of evidence to life. "Lewis's writing is masterful in the amount of knowledge displayed and brilliant in the clarity with which complicated subjects are discussed." - Michael Woloch, The American Historical Review.
HAW 10.3.3.2. Rechtsgeschichte des Altertums 3.3.2. München. Legras, B. 2004.
L'Égypte grecque et romaine. Paris. Lewis, N. 1983. Life in Egypt under Roman rule. Oxford. ——— 1993. The demise of the Demotic document: when and why.
Author: Katja Lembke
In Roman Egypt, major changes and a slow process of transformation can be observed alongside unbroken traditions. The multi-ethnical population was situated between new patterns of rule and traditional lifeways. This tension between change and permanence was investigated during the conference.
192 Egypt, prefect of Provincial rule of Egypt was based on centuries of traditions.
Many titles applied ... The new Roman occupation, however, demanded a more
centralized form of government. ... Life in Egypt under Roman Rule. Oxford ...
Author: Matthew Bunson
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Not much has happened in the Roman Empire since 1994 that required the first edition to be updated, but Bunson, a prolific reference and history author, has revised it, incorporated new findings and thinking, and changed the dating style to C.E. (Common Era) and B.C.E. (Before Common Era). For the 500 years from Julius Caesar and the Gallic Wars in 59-51 B.C.E. to the fall of the empire in the west in 476 C.E, he discusses personalities, terms, sites, and events. There is very little cross-referencing.
CHAPTER X LIFE IN THE TOWNS AND VILLAGES OF EGYPT 1. The recent
discoveries of papyri have thrown a considerable amount of light on the life of the
inhabitants of Egypt during the period of Roman rule ; and some points in
Immigration to Egypt , its attractions : Lewis 15-21 . Greek communities : Lewis 9-
10 . Intermarriage : Lewis 27-29 . Citizenship under Roman rule : N. Lewis , Life
in Egypt under Roman Rule ( Oxford 1983 ) 19-35 . Intermarriage more common
Author: Lionel Casson
Publisher: JHU Press
Originally published in 1975 as The Horizon Book of Daily Life in Ancient Egypt, this revised edition includes a new chapter as well as full documentation of the sources.
This text is unique because it is the only document of its kind (outside Egypt)”
which enables a precise reconstruction of the procedure followed by the ... For
Roman Egypt: N. Lewis, Life in Egypt under Roman Rule (Oxford, 1983), ch. 8, pp
Author: Benjamin H. Isaac
This is a collection of studies on the Roman Near East and Judaea, on Jewish history in the Roman period and on the Roman army in general. It includes papers on literary sources and inscriptions. Newly published material and recent studies are discussed and evaluated.
48Lewis , Life in Egypt under Roman Rule , 159 - 84 ; Bagnall , Egypt in Late
Antiquity , 15360 , 172 - 74 ; Boak , " An Egyptian Farmer , ” 39 - 53 . 49Lewis , Life in Egypt under Roman Rule , 163 - 65 , 183 – 84 ; Bagnall , Egypt in Late
Author: Everett Ferguson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
IntroductIon: the PresentatIon of the self In everyday lIfe 1. An issue posed, in a
different register, in the ... See also Naphtali Lewis, Life in Egypt Under Roman Rule (Oxford: Clarendon, 1983), 79–80. J. L. White, The Form and Structure of
Author: Ari Z. Bryen
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
What can we learn about the world of an ancient empire from the ways that people complain when they feel that they have been violated? What role did law play in people's lives? And what did they expect their government to do for them when they felt harmed and helpless? If ancient historians have frequently written about nonelite people as if they were undifferentiated and interchangeable, Ari Z. Bryen counters by drawing on one of our few sources of personal narratives from the Roman world: over a hundred papyrus petitions, submitted to local and imperial officials, in which individuals from the Egyptian countryside sought redress for acts of violence committed against them. By assembling these long-neglected materials (also translated as an appendix to the book) and putting them in conversation with contemporary perspectives from legal anthropology and social theory, Bryen shows how legal stories were used to work out relations of deference within local communities. Rather than a simple force of imperial power, an open legal system allowed petitioners to define their relationships with their local adversaries while contributing to the body of rules and expectations by which they would live in the future. In so doing, these Egyptian petitioners contributed to the creation of Roman imperial order more generally.
There was Naphtali Lewis's Life in Egypt under Roman Rule, from 1983, but
beyond his readable, papyrology-based account, which had few illustrations,
introductory information on Roman Egypt was elusive. Alan Bowman's Egypt after
Author: Christina Riggs
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This handbook, arranged in seven thematic sections, is unique in drawing together many different strands of research on Roman Egypt, in order to suggest both the state of knowledge in the field and the possibilities for collaborative, synthetic, and interpretive research.
The position of the Egyptian towns , the metropoleis , was strengthened by the
introduction of local self - rule , Roman ... Life in Egypt under Roman rule , Oxford
1983 , and for the administrative reaction to the crisis , Jacqueline Lallemand ...
Author: Samuel Rubenson
Publisher: A&C Black
This book revolutionizes our understanding of the life and thought of the great anchorite father of the Egyptian desert. It is a signal contribution to our knowledge of Egyptian Christianity in the third and fourth centuries.—Birger Pearson, Institute for Antiquity and Christianity Samuel Rubenson, by means of a fresh analysis of the letters of St. Antony, exposes the distortion of the picture of early Christian monks as unlettered and primitive. Rubenson describes the desert monasteries as centers of theological reflection in Egypt, showing how they combined the speculative philosophy of the Greeks and the biblical tradition. Included in this volume is a new translation of the letters themselves, which are shown to be authentic and an important source for the study of the desert fathers and the early monastic tradition. The later image of Antony is demonstrated to be influenced by church politics of the latter part of the fourth century. Samuel Rubenson is Associate Professor at Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
Lewis, “Egypt” = N. Lewis, “'Greco-Roman Egypt': Fact or Fiction?” in Proceedings
of the Twelfth International Congress of Papyrology (Toronto 1970) 3–14. Lewis, Life = N. Lewis, Life in Egypt under Roman Rule (Oxford 1983). Lewis ...
Author: Thomas A. J. McGinn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This is a study of the legal rules affecting the practice of female prostitution at Rome approximately from 200 B.C. to A.D. 250. It examines the formation and precise content of the legal norms developed for prostitution and those engaged in this profession, with close attention to their social context. McGinn's unique study explores the "fit" between the law-system and the socio-economic reality while shedding light on important questions concerning marginal groups, marriage, sexual behavior, the family, slavery, and citizen status, particularly that of women.
The Archaeology of Magic in Roman Egypt, Cyprus, and Spain Andrew Wilburn
... N. Lewis, Life in Egypt under Roman rule (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983),
78479; J.-J: Aubert, “Threatened wombs: Aspects of ancient uterine magic,”
Author: Andrew Wilburn
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Approaches ancient magical practice through archaeology and social history
Kasher, A. The Jews in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt: The Struggle for Equal
Rights. Rev. Eng. ed. Tubingen: J.C.B. Mohr, 1985. Lewis, N. Life in Egypt under Roman Rule. Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1983.
Author: Kevin Shillington
Covering the entire continent from Morocco, Libya, and Egypt in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the south, and the surrounding islands from Cape Verde in the west to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles in the east, the Encyclopedia of African History is a new A-Z reference resource on the history of the entire African continent. With entries ranging from the earliest evolution of human beings in Africa to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this comprehensive three volume Encyclopedia is the first reference of this scale and scope. Also includes 99 maps.
[Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 127] Berlin Kron,
G. (2000) 'Roman ley-farming', JRA 13:277–87 Kron, G. (2012) 'Food production',
... London and New York Lewis, N. (1983) Life in Egypt under Roman Rule.
Author: Peter Garnsey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
During the Principate (roughly from 27 BC to AD 235), when the empire reached its maximum extent, Roman society and culture were radically transformed. But how was the vast territory of the empire controlled? Did the demands of central government stimulate economic growth or endanger survival? What forces of cohesion operated to balance the social and economic inequalities and high mortality rates? How did the official religion react in the face of the diffusion of alien cults and the emergence of Christianity? These are some of the many questions posed here, in an expanded edition of the original, pathbreaking account of the society, economy and culture of the Roman empire. As an integrated study of the life and outlook of the ordinary inhabitants of the Roman world, it deepens our understanding of the underlying factors in this important formative period of world history. Additions to the second edition include an introductory chapter which sets the scene and explores the consequences for government and the governing classes of the replacement of the Republic by the rule of emperors. A second extra chapter assesses how far Rome's subjects resisted her hegemony. Addenda to the chapters throughout offer up-to-date bibliography and point to new evidence and approaches which have enlivened Roman history in recent decades.
Cf. Lewis, Life in Egypt under Roman Rule, 208. 47. Lockridge, “Literacy in Early
America,”183–200. 48. Jones, Greek City, 259–69; Garnsey and Saller, Early
Principate, 28–33; Saldarini, Pharisees, Scribes and Sadducees, 35–8;
Author: Pieter Botha
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The history of the Jesus movement and earliest Christianity requires careful attention to the characteristics and peculiarities of oral and literate traditions. Understanding the distinctive elements of Greco-Roman literacy potentially has profound implications for the historical understanding of the documents and events involved. Concepts such as media criticism, orality, manuscript culture, scribal writing, and performative reading are explored in these chapters. The scene of Greco-Roman literacy is analyzed by investigating writing and reading practices. These aspects are then related to early Christian texts such as the Gospel of Mark and sections from Paul's letters.
523F. 25. Naphtali Lewis, Life in Egypt Under Roman Rule (Oxford: Clarendon,
1983), 69. 26. Eight times the price of wheat and five and one-third that of barley (
see Aune, Revelation, 2:397); the higher figure is in Beasley-Murray, Revelation,
Author: Craig S. Keener
Publisher: Zondervan Academic
Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable -- but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into a modern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it can speak powerfully today.
Life in Egypt under Roman Rule. Oxford: Clarendon. Linforth, Ivan M. 1941. The
Arts of Orpheus. Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle. Berkeley: University of
California Press. Llewelyn, S. R., with R. A. Kearsley. 1994. New Documents
Author: Craig S. Keener
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
A helpfully concise commentary on Paul's letter to the early Christians in Rome, which the Apostle wrote just a few years before the outbreak of Nero's persecution. Keener examines each paragraph for its function in the letter as a whole, helping the reader follow Paul's argument. Where relevant, he draws on his vast work in ancient Jewish and Greco-Roman sources in order to help modern readers understand the message of Romans according to the way the first audience would have heard it. Throughout, Keener focuses on major points that are especially critical for the contemporary study of Paul's most influential and complex New Testament letter.
Lewis, N., 1983. Life in Egypt under Roman Rule. Oxford. Lichtheim, M., 1980.
Ancient Egyptian Literature, Volume III: The Late Period, Berkeley/Los Angeles,
CA. Luckhard, F., 1914. Das privathaus imptolemäischen und römischen Ägypten
Author: Martin Bommas
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Memory and Urban Religion in the Ancient World brings together scholars and researchers working on memory and religion in ancient urban environments. Chapters explore topics relating to religious traditions and memory, and the multifunctional roles of architectural and geographical sites, mythical figures and events, literary works and artefacts. Pagan religions were often less static and more open to new influences than previously understood. One of the factors that shape religion is how fundamental elements are remembered as valuable and therefore preservable for future generations. Memory, therefore, plays a pivotal role when - as seen in ancient Rome during late antiquity - a shift of religions takes place within communities. The significance of memory in ancient societies and how it was promoted, prompted, contested and even destroyed is discussed in detail. This volume, the first of its kind, not only addresses the main cultures of the ancient world - Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome - but also look at urban religious culture and funerary belief, and how concepts of ethnic religion were adapted in new religious environments.
310–14 (from Book 21, Chapter 10); Naphtali Lewis, Life in Egypt under Roman Rule (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1985); Jashemski and Meyer, The Natural
History of Pompeii; and Annamaria Ciarallo, Gardens of Pompeii (Los Angeles, J.
Author: Jennifer Potter
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
The lotus, lily, sunflower, opium poppy, rose, tulip and orchid. Seven flowers: seven stories full of surprise and secrets. Where and when did these flowers originate? What is the nature of their power and how was it acquired? What use has been made of them in gardens, literature and art? These are both histories and detective stories, full of incident, unexpected revelations, and irony. The opium poppy, for example, returned to haunt its progenitors in the West; and while Confucius saw virtue and modesty in his native orchids, the ancient Greeks saw only sex. These are flowers of life and death; of purity and passion; of greed, envy and virtue; of hope and consolation; of the beauty that drives men wild. All seven demonstrate the enduring ability of flowers to speak metaphorically - if we could only decode what they have to say. Please click on this link to view the full reference notes to Seven Flowers: http://atlantic-books.co.uk/content/notes-seven-flowers
Changes came to the Museum during the Roman Empire. Claudius ... Joseph] G.
Milne, History of Egypt under Roman Rule ... 47, and Bernard W. Henderson, Life
and Principate of the Emperor Hadrian, A.D. 76-138 (London, 1923), pp.