The Herakleopolite Nome

The Herakleopolite Nome

It could be that Phnebieus and Ouoivwoic / Mayyāna also lay by this canal , where it was still within the territory of the Herakleopolite nome , while ' Iepà Nñoos was further down , therefore administratively belonging to the Polemon ...

Author: Maria Rosaria Falivene

Publisher: Amer Society of Papyrologists

ISBN: UOM:39015041998041

Category: History

Page: 324

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Based on the Greek papyri dating from the third century BC to the eighth AD, catalogues place names in a region south of Alexandria from which the city drew the resources to maintain it as a world city. Also investigates the provenance of the papyri themselves, most of which can be traced to a limited number of sites. Takes some account of the Demotic and Coptic papyri that began to appear in the region during the Ptolemaic period, but focuses mainly on the Greek. Includes a 20" x 30" map. Developed from the second half of a 1987 Ph.D. dissertation for the University of London. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: History

Text Editions of Abnormal Hieratic Demotic Greek Latin and Coptic Papyri and Ostraca

Text Editions of  Abnormal  Hieratic  Demotic  Greek  Latin and Coptic Papyri and Ostraca

Apaou is unattested elsewhere in the Herakleopolite nome . It is a Horus name , hence the rough breathing . Teteywv is rarely attested after the middle of the fifth century and not otherwise in the Herakleopolite nome .

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004439009

Category: History

Page: 301

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This volume is a Festschrift in honour of Francisca Hoogendijk, containing fifty-six editions and re-editions of (Abnormal) Hieratic, Demotic, Greek, Latin and Coptic papyri and ostraca, dating from the twelfth century BCE until the eighth century CE.
Categories: History

Material Aspects of Letter Writing in the Graeco Roman World

Material Aspects of Letter Writing in the Graeco Roman World

III.1 744 and 749 from mummy 9; 745–748 from mummy 97) This official archive consists of one official circular addressed in general to various officials of the Aphroditopolite, Herakleopolite, Oxyrhynchite and Cynopolite nomes, ...

Author: Antonia Sarri

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110423488

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 396

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Letter writing was widespread in the Graeco-Roman world, as indicated by the large number of surviving letters and their extensive coverage of all social categories. Despite a large amount of work that has been done on the topic of ancient epistolography, material and formatting conventions have remained underexplored, mainly due to the difficulty of accessing images of letters in the past. Thanks to the increasing availability of digital images and the appearance of more detailed and sophisticated editions, we are now in a position to study such aspects. This book examines the development of letter writing conventions from the archaic to Roman times, and is based on a wide corpus of letters that survive on their original material substrates. The bulk of the material is from Egypt, but the study takes account of comparative evidence from other regions of the Graeco-Roman world. Through analysis of developments in the use of letters, variations in formatting conventions, layout and authentication patterns according to the sociocultural background and communicational needs of writers, this book sheds light on changing trends in epistolary practice in Graeco-Roman society over a period of roughly eight hundred years. This book will appeal to scholars of Epistolography, Papyrology, Palaeography, Classics, Cultural History of the Graeco-Roman World.
Categories: Literary Collections

Law and Enforcement in Ptolemaic Egypt

Law and Enforcement in Ptolemaic Egypt

A pair of Arsinoite shipbuilders cross into the Herakleopolite nome, possibly to obtain timber, always scarce in Egypt, to build some royal ships.SO An arthzphylakz'te—t, suspecting that something is amiss, arrests them.

Author: John Bauschatz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107434707

Category: History

Page: 442

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This book examines the activities of a broad array of police officers in Ptolemaic Egypt (323–30 BC) and argues that Ptolemaic police officials enjoyed great autonomy, providing assistance to even the lowest levels of society when crimes were committed. Throughout the nearly 300 years of Ptolemaic rule, victims of crime in all areas of the Egyptian countryside called on local police officials to investigate crimes; hold trials; and arrest, question and sometimes even imprison wrongdoers. Drawing on a large body of textual evidence for the cultural, social and economic interactions between state and citizen, John Bauschatz demonstrates that the police system was efficient, effective, and largely independent of central government controls. No other law enforcement organization exhibiting such a degree of autonomy and flexibility appears in extant evidence from the rest of the Greco-Roman world.
Categories: History

Writing and Communication in Early Egyptian Monasticism

Writing and Communication in Early Egyptian Monasticism

Toponymns beginning 6pol- are very common in the Herakleopolite; M.R. Falivene, The Herakleopolite Nome, pp. 73–85 lists 21, and while Tuox Visix2014 (*6plotyTOXop vel sim...?) is not among them, it is easy to imagine it was among the ...

Author: Malcolm Choat

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004336506

Category: Religion

Page: 253

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The presence and practice of writing and modes of communication within late antique Egyptian monasticism is examined in a volume which addresses monks as letter writers, copyists, readers, and teachers, and the symbolic and spiritual value of the written word.
Categories: Religion

Resolving Disputes in Second Century BCE Herakleopolis

Resolving Disputes in Second Century BCE Herakleopolis

The linchpin for this judgment is the way Theodotos of the Oxyrhynchite nome addresses his petition: τοῖς ἄρχουσι ... in a number of villages in the Herakleopolite nome, as well as in villages in nomes adjacent to the Herakleopolite.

Author: Robert A. Kugler

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004508286

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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An analysis of the legal reasoning of the Jews who petitioned the leaders of a Jewish πολίτευμα in Hellenistic Egypt, this study reveals that the petitioners relied in heretofore unrecognized ways on Jewish norms—the Torah—to make their appeals.
Categories: Religion

The Army of Ptolemaic Egypt 323 204 BC

The Army of Ptolemaic Egypt 323   204 BC

Judea) 9 12% The Herakleopolite Hipparchy The Herakleopolite nome was an administrative region south of Memphis, along the Nile immediately east of the Fayum basin and Arsinoite nome. The region hosted settlements of soldiers from the ...

Author: Paul Johstono

Publisher: Pen and Sword Military

ISBN: 9781473889781

Category: History

Page: 320

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A study reconstructed through a wide range of ancient sources, from histories to documentary papyri and inscriptions to archaeological finds. The Ptolemaic Dynasty ruled Egypt and much of the eastern Mediterranean basin for nearly 300 years. As a Macedonian dynasty, they derived much of their legitimacy from military activity. As an Egyptian dynasty, they derived much of their real wealth and power from maintaining a secure hold on their new homeland. As lords of a far-flung empire, they maintained much of their authority through garrisons and the threat of military action. To achieve this they devoted much of their activity to the development and maintenance of a large army and navy. This work focuses on the period of the first four Ptolemies, from the acquisition of Egypt after the death of Alexander the Great to the great battle of Raphia more than a century later. It offers a study of the Ptolemaic army as an institution, and of its military operations, both reconstructed through a wide range of ancient sources, from histories to documentary papyri and inscriptions to archaeological finds. It examines the reasons for Ptolemaic successes and failures, the causes and nature of military change and reform, and the particular details of the Ptolemaic army's soldier classes, unit organization, equipment, tactics, and the Ptolemaic state’s strategy to compile a military history of the golden age of one of the classical world's significant forces.
Categories: History

Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World

Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World

The southern part as far as the approach to the Fayum (i.e., the northern section of the Hermopolite nome, together with the Oxyrhynchite, Kynopolite and Herakleopolite nomes) has been explored by surveys, so that considerable numbers ...

Author: Richard J.A. Talbert

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691049458

Category: History

Page: 664

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These two volumes have no maps. But all the Greek and Roman place names which are mapped in the atlas volume are here given together with references to the original research which marshals the evidence for how we know where the ancient places were.
Categories: History

A Companion to Greco Roman and Late Antique Egypt

A Companion to Greco Roman and Late Antique Egypt

16 drachmas per person in the nomes of the Thebaid, but in Thebes itself it was only 10 drachmas, ... usually, the rates were 16 and 8 drachmas, respectively (the Mendesian, Memphite, Herakleopolite, and Hermopolite nomes), ...

Author: Katelijn Vandorpe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118428474

Category: History

Page: 789

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An authoritative and multidisciplinary Companion to Egypt during the Greco‑Roman and Late Antique period With contributions from noted authorities in the field, A Companion to Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt offers a comprehensive resource that covers almost 1000 years of Egyptian history, starting with the liberation of Egypt from Persian rule by Alexander the Great in 332 BC and ending in AD 642, when Arab rule started in the Nile country. The Companion takes a largely sociological perspective and includes a section on life portraits at the end of each part. The theme of identity in a multicultural environment and a chapter on the quality of life of Egypt's inhabitants clearly illustrate this objective. The authors put the emphasis on the changes that occurred in the Greco-Roman and Late Antique periods, as illustrated by such topics as: Traditional religious life challenged; Governing a country with a past: between tradition and innovation; and Creative minds in theory and praxis. This important resource: Discusses how Egypt became part of a globalizing world in Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine times Explores notable innovations by the Ptolemies and Romans Puts the focus on the longue durée development Offers a thematic and multidisciplinary approach to the subject, bringing together scholars of different disciplines Contains life portraits in which various aspects and themes of people’s daily life in Egypt are discussed Written for academics and students of the Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt period, this Companion offers a guide that is useful for students in the areas of Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and New Testament studies.
Categories: History

Money in Ptolemaic Egypt

Money in Ptolemaic Egypt

In the Herakleopolite nome nine toparchies are known by the end of the second century, three of which have a bank attested in their centre.16 The Oxyrhynchite nome had four toparchies in the third century, with Tholthis and presumably ...

Author: Sitta von Reden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521852647

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

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Explores the impact of the gradual adoption of coinage into Egypt by the early Ptolemies.
Categories: Business & Economics