Egypt Exploration Fund   [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1895-1896

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Graeco-Rohan Egypt.


character does not appear to have been immaculate, as he is accused of
forcibly removing from justice certain persons charged with brigandage ;
and more than once rather forcible hints are given of the unpleasant
consequences which may follow if he neglects to do what he is asked or
ordered to do. Prof. Nicole implies that there are further disclosures
of the same sort among- the papyri under his control, but for these and
other details we must await the full publication of the London and
Geneva texts. It should be added that these papyri form an important
addition to our palaeographical knowledge, documents of the fourth
century having hitherto been very scarce.

The minor publications of the year have not been numerous, and may
be passed over briefly. Prof. Nicole has the credit of publishing the
only literary text.10 a fragment of a very fine papyrus of the Orestes of
lluxipides (11. 1062-1090), containing, however, no textual variants of
importance. The date of the papyrus is not stated. Prof. Nicole has
also published 11 a commentary on one of the texts included in his
volume of Geneva texts, relating to a speculative purchase of vegetables
for future delivery. Dr. Hultsch contributes a valuable article 12 upon
three different kinds of artaba (the principal dry measure of capacity in
Egypt), which are mentioned in Papyrus CXXY. of the British Museum.
Another papyrus in the Museum, to be published shortly, provides
further information on the same subject. Prof. Mahaffy has published
three inscriptions from the Faiyum,13 a Ptolemaic papyrus in the British
Museum,14 and a Ptolemaic inscription from Aswan,15 also in the British
Museum. This inscription has also been published, with a fuller
commentary, by Strack.16 Prof. Mahaffy and Prof. Sayce have an-
nounced and given provisional texts of the interesting triple inscription
(in hieroglyphics, Greek, and Latin) of the prefect Cornelius Gallus, set
up in the year 29 B.C. by that rather vainglorious viceroy at Philae, in
honour of his suppression of the insurrection of the Thebaid and his
(somewhat shadowy) successes in a Nubian campaign.1' A fuller pub-
lication, with photographic facsimiles, has since been made by Capt.
H. G. Lyons, R.E., the discoverer, and Dr. Borchardt.18 Four Latin
dedications from Aswan have been published by Professor Sayce,1" and a
Latin and Greek milestone by Mr. Griffith.20 Finally, Kroll supplies
some emendations to various published magical papyri.'-1 It should
be added that the new edition of Professor Lumbroso's invaluable
work on Graeco-Roman EgyjDfc,22 besides being revised throughout,
contains a very full bibliography of the subject from 1868 to 1895.
A supplement to this with especial reference to English publications,
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