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 Tempelrechnungen," 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 (Xeirovpylat,). 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 p tomnln c\Tn
387), an extract from the vjrojj.^p.aTLcrnoi, or official da
certaiu Ppstumus, who appears to have been either prefec
or iTTiarparr)y6<; (No. 388), and several documents be;= P^jjj^^
official hierarchy and economic organization of Roman E<; E n
Byzantine documents are added by Wilcken. Part III, by
contains a census-list of the second century (No. 406),

comparison with the larger lists iu the British Museum ; = ^ °
rent, dated in the consulship of Constantine and Liciui' -

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(a.d. 307), an early example of the system of dating by c
of by the regnal year of the emperor (No. 408) ; a < -
(kcit oliciav dvoypcupv) for the census of a.d. 159-60 (No. 4L|§
letter to his son,begging him to give up ra fierewpa (presuma =r "q
flying speculations") and attend to practical matters; a 1 E-5 |—
officials connected with the corn supply (No. 425) ; and \ EE-
documents, mostly of an official character. In Part IV, wh E-^ o -
by Krebs, but partly by Viereck, the chief items of interes: =- >
receipts given by a husbandman to the anoXoyoi (corn c EJ?
advances of seed-corn (Nos. 438-443) ; a reference to the p E.
Munjiatius Felix], which seems to show that the prefects = v> l_ g
CIG, 4803 (Lucius), Justin Apol. 29 (Felix), and Brit | (JJ O
OCCLVIII (Munatius Felix) are one and the same persoi|
dated a.d. 222-3, in which (as in Brit. Mus. Pap. CCCL

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