Progress op Egyptology.
was a pupil of Ebers, and in 1878 published two important papyri; but
afterwards he turned to the study of Assyriology.
Capaet (Rev. de I'Un. de Bruxelles, Tome III.) publishes some letters of
Chabas relative to the quarrel regarding Diimichen's anticipation of
Mariette in publishing the Table of Kings at Abydos. These letters
are not without interest in the history of Egyptology. Though there is
now no absolute monopoly in antiquarian research in Egypt, producing
in the monopolist a mere thirst for more and more sensational discoveries,
excavations without supervision, without record, and without publication
of results, are still only too common.
The following appointments have been made to lectureships in
Egyptology : M. Foucart at the University of Bordeaux, M. Moret at
the University of Lyons, Dr. Dyroff at Munich (" privat-docent ").
C.—GRAE CO-ROMAN EGYPT.
The past year has been one of great activity in the way of publications
of Greek papyri,—the natural sequel to the discoveries recorded in our
Eeport a year ago. The principle of promptitude of publication has
now been well established, at any rate in this country, and there can be
little doubt that students in general are gainers by it. Of some of these
publications the present writer, being himself mainly responsible for
them, cannot speak at length; while another, being the work of the
Egypt Exploration Fund itself, will have been in the hands of nearly
all readers of this Eeport, and may therefore be described more briefly
than would otherwise have been necessary. Still, for completeness' sake,
all must be mentioned.
Since the importance of a discovery does not depend on the editor
but on the author discovered, it may be permissible to give the first place
to the poems of Bacchylides, of which the editio princeps was issued in
December last.' This discovery, which from the purely literary point
of view is the most valuable yet made in Egypt, was announced in last
year's Report, and little need be added now save to chronicle its actual
appearance in print. It has already produced a large crop of literature
in the way of articles and reviews, and a second edition of it has
appeared in the well-known Teubner series, excellently prepared by
Professor Blass, whose ingenuity has still further reduced the number of