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Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1911-1912

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Geaeco-Eoman Egypt.


bringing up the total to 1209. They are edited by Schubart, and continue
the series of texts of the late Ptolemaic or Augustan period, derived from
papyrus cartonnages found at Abusir, which has occupied the greater part
of this volume. Part XII. contains the usual indices and two facsimiles.

The third part of the Giessen papyri,16 edited by Kornemann and Meyer,
completes the first volume, and provides it with indices and three plates.
The texts are 69 in number, making a total of 126, of which the odd 26
are only described. Of those in the present part, 36 come from the
Heptakomia, and are of the second century; the rest are of various dates
and places. The former, with which 32 or 33 documents in the earlier parts
should be associated, represent the correspondence, official and private, of
the strategus Apollonius. Another part of the same collection is said to
be at Bremen, and will be edited by Wilcken.

The first volume of the Strassburg papyri,1' edited by Preisigke, has
likewise been completed by the addition of a third part, which contains
26 documents, indices, and 3 plates of facsimiles (making a' total of
80 texts and 14 plates for the volume). The texts are all short, and of not
more than ordinary interest; one of them contains only a rough half-length
sketch of a man.

Besides his share of the Giessen papyri, Dr. Meyer is also responsible
for the first part of the Hamburg papyri,18 containing 23 texts and 7 plates.
The texts are administrative and contractual documents of the usual
character; one prominent feature in the notes is the copiousness of the
references to similar documents in other publications.

Among smaller publications the following may be mentioned. Eitrem
has printed three papyri and an ostrakon in his own possession.19 One is
a census-declaration for the census of a.d. 34, which is the oldest document
of the kind with a certain date, though Oxyrhynchus Pap. 254 in all
probability belongs to the preceding census in a.d. 20. The others are a
list of names and a brief note, while the ostrakon is a receipt for a loan.
Lefebvre20 publishes a group of documents from the Fayum, with facsimiles.
One is an order from an apx^pos, or chief physician, to the functionaries
(a-ToXiarai) in charge of the cemeteries of the Labyrinth, for the delivery
of a corpse; the hand is a good one, perhaps of the time of Augustus.
Another is a document of a.d. 148 relating to the iirUpiabs, or registration
of privileged persons, on which Jouguet supplies an instructive excursus.
Another is a letter from a cavalry soldier of the ala Vocontiorum to his
brother in a.d. 156. The remainder are a small scrap of a letter and a
receipt on an ostrakon. Another article by Lefebvre21 gives a group of
Greek and Greco-Coptic inscriptions.
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