Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1894-1895

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Graeco-Rohan Egypt.


volume have appeared while this report was passing through the press;
they are very careful and complete, and will be invaluable alike to the
student of papyri and the historian of Roman Egypt. The newly published
documents are of the same general character as their predecessors, being
mostly of the second and third centuries, with a few of the late Byzantine
period. Part I, by Prof. Wilcken, contains a revised reprint of the
temple-accounts (a.d. 215) formerly published by him in Hermes (XX. 430
ff.) under the title of " Arsinoitische Ternpelrechnungen," which preserve
the names of many temple officials and ceremonies, besides various
interesting economical data. The rest of this part is made up of
Byzantine documents, one of which (No. 366) contains a reference to the
Saracens. Part II, mainly by Dr. Krebs, contains, among other
documents of the Roman period, a proclamation by the prefect, Marcus
Sempronius Liberalis, in a.d. 154-5, requiring all ■who had left their
homes during the recent distress, in order to avoid their share of public
burdens (XenovpyLcu). to return, and promising amnesty and protection
if they obey the order within three months (No. 372). Among the other
contents of the part are a mutilated list of the furniture of a temple (No.
387), an extract from the vTrojivrjfiariafLoL, or official day-book, _of a
certain Postumus, who appears to have been either prefect, StKaioSoTt]';
or eV((XTpaT7)7o? (No. 388), and several documents bearing on the
official hierarchy and economic organization of Roman Egypt. A few
Byzantine documents are added by Wilcken. Part III, by Dr. Viereck,
contains a census-list of the second century (No. 406), which needs
comparison with the larger lists in the British Museum; a receipt for
rent, dated in the consulship of Constantine and Licinius Licinianus
(a.d. 307), an early example of the system of dating by consuls instead
of by the regnal year of the emperor (No. 408) ; a census-return
(mr olicLav diroypaipv) for the census of a.d. 159-60 (No. 410) ; a father's
letter to his son, begging him to give up to fMerewpa (presumably = " high-
flying speculations") and attend to practical matters; a list of village
officials connected with the corn supply (No. 425) ; and various other
documents, mostly of an official character. In Part IV, which is mainly
by Krebs, but partly by Viereck, the chief items of interest are a set of
receipts given by a husbandman to the airoXoyoi (corn collectors) Jgr
advances of seed-corn (Nos. 438-443) ; a reference to the prefect Lucius
Mun [atius Felix], which seems to show that the prefects mentioned in
CIG, 4863 (Lucius), Justin Apol. 29 (Felix), and Brit. Mus. Pap.
GCCLVIII (Munatius Felix) are one and the same person ; a papyrus
dated a.d. 222-3, in which (as in Brit. Mus. Pap. CCCLIII) Severus

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