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By T. V. Evans

The trendy rediscovery of the Greek and Latin papyri from Egypt has remodeled our wisdom of the traditional global. we can't, although, make a similar declare within the particular quarter of language learn. even if vital reviews of the language of the papyri have seemed sporadically over the last century, we're nonetheless dealing this day with a linguistic source of outstanding richness which has not often started to be explored. each scrap of papyrus and each ostracon (potsherd) or pill unearthed has the capability to alter a few point of how we expect concerning the Greek and Latin languages. This ebook show that power, by means of amassing jointly essays from seventeen students who current various views and methodological methods. The Language of the Papyri charts present instructions of overseas study, and also will supply a stimulus for destiny work.

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Oxy. Oxy. ninety seven ninety seven 98–102 2 1 1 O. Wilck. 489 P. Brem. sixty nine P. Genova II sixty two P. Oxy. II 241 Theb. Herm. Oxy. Oxy. ninety eight ninety eight ninety eight ninety eight 1 three 1 1 SB XVIII 13363 P. Brem. sixty eight P. Oxy. III 481 P. Oxy. LVII 3908– nine P. Princ. II 32 P. Tebt. II 316 Tebt. Herm. Oxy. Oxy. 98/9 ninety nine ninety nine ninety nine 1 four 1 2 agreement (divorce) agreement (will) (1 no father) declare of possession agreement (marriage) oath pertaining to inheritance tax receipt agreement (loan) agreement (loan) registration of agreement (mortgage) tax receipt agreement (loan) registration of estate order for supply of seed Oxy. Tebt. ninety nine ninety nine 2 three SB XVI 12793 SB XVIII 13637 P. Harr. I 74A SB XVIII 13364 SB XVIII 13638 P. Coll. Youtie I 33 SB XVIII 13365 Arsin. Tebt. Oxy. Tebt. Tebt. Sokn. Nes. Tebt. ninety nine ninety nine ninety nine 99/100 a hundred a hundred 100/1 2 three 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 three 1 21 2 2 agreement (loan) announcement of ephebi (Alexandria) tax receipt tax receipt registration of estate tax receipt tax receipt tax receipt (no father? ) tax receipt y y y y 1 y y y y y ? y y y y y y 1 y y y y y y 1 y ? ? 132 Mark Depauw (i) 3 situations in a single rfile with a marked Egyptian social history. (ii) 791 examples in 20 records regarding the Roman census. (iii) 20 examples in thirteen records concerning privileged periods (gymnasion, ephebeia): purposes for club (epikrisis, eiskrisis) and similar affairs (e. g. corn dole). (iv) ninety examples in sixty eight tax receipts and declarations to officers: money of capitation taxes (laographia, syntaximon, chomatikon); assertion of estate (land, condominium, cattle). (v) eighty three examples in 28 inner most contracts and comparable texts: events of contracts, registration, requests, and so forth. not just do metronymics look in a much wider variety of genres, yet they've got additionally turn into extra universal in varieties of textual content the place they'd already been attested previous, comparable to tax receipts: evaluate the 3 examples in tax receipts within the interval 30 bc–ad 50 with the forty eight examples within the interval advert 50–100. one other and maybe extra notable distinction with the sooner interval is the extra addition of 2 new onomastic parts to the private identity. the 1st is the paternal grandfather’s identify, of which an remoted instance first appears to be like in advert forty six, yet which turns into quite common from its subsequent attestation in advert sixty one onwards. except an bizarre instance to be dated round advert 50, the oldest example of the maternal grandfather’s identify, the second one addition, is to be present in advert 60,12 however it presently turns into normal at any time when the mummy is pointed out. not just does advert 60 look relatively past due to give an explanation for those new evolutions by means of assuming Egyptian impression, considering the fact that Demotic had virtually died out in criminal records by means of then, but in addition neither of those papponymic components is quite common within the Egyptian culture. In my corpus of Demotic contracts i've got discovered basically eleven examples the place the paternal grandfather’s identify is additional to the identity of social gathering A and a pair of examples for occasion B, or 2 in line with cent and nil. four in keeping with cent of suitable contracts respectively. thirteen That of the maternal grandfather is rarely pointed out in any respect.

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