Progress of Egyptology.
publications connected with papyri (and with early vellum MSS.),
detailed information about the papyrus collections in the Bodleian Library
and the Louvre, about which little has hitherto been published. Any one
who wishes to be kept au courant with the work that is being done in this
field of study cannot do better than read M. de Ricci's reports. More
methodical and more strictly bibliographical are the bibliographies which
continue to appear in the Archiv, where very fall accounts are given
by Cronert of the literary texts, by C. Schmidt of the Christian texts, and
by Wilcken of the non-literary publications.24 Cronert's article even
includes one or two unpublished texts, as mentioned above, Another
useful bibliography has been set on foot by M. Jouguet,23 who begins by a
narrative of the excavations carried out during the past season, and then
proceeds to an analysis of the principal publications. His bibliography
differs from others in being arranged according to subjects, not according
to books. The literary papyri are treated separately, as is natural; but
the main results of recently published non-literary papyri are classified
under such heads as " religion," " army," " municipalities," " finance,"
" law," so that we obtain a summary of facts instead of a number of short
reviews of publications. Belgium, too, has begun of late years to manifest
an interest in papyrology. A general survey of the earlier history of the
subject has been given in two articles by M. Ferdinand Mayence,20 and a
regular bibliography, commencing with 1901, has been initiated by M.
Hohlwein.27 It is, however, merely a brief catalogue of titles of
publications, arranged in the alphabetical order of their authors' names.
Wessely's bibliography (in his Stuclien) is arranged on the same principle,
but is of much greater length, extending over more than eight quarto
pages, and containing a brief indication of the contents of the various
Of articles upon special subjects, the Archiv, which has now completed
its second volume, contains several of importance. Prof. Wilcken gives a
detailed report of his explorations at Heracleopolis, the fruits of which
were lost through the lamentable catastrophe mentioned two years ago.
Prof. Hultsch continues his study of the metrological data furnished by
the papyri, with which he has also dealt in several articles in Pauly-
Wissowa's Encyclopaedia. He has not yet, however, brought into line
with the rest of his system the six different kinds of artaba, the mutual
relations of which are given in Brit. Mus. Pap. 265. Prof. Beloch con-
tributes a valuable article on the foreign possessions of the Ptolemies,
which serves to remind one how much Ptolemaic history is only very
slightly touched on by all the papyri which have yet come to light.