Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1900-1901

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Peogkess of Egyptology.

with papyri.18 The bibliographical articles of Crortert, Schmidt, and
Wilcken are continued, and Wilcken also contributes a review of the recent
palaeograpkical volumes of Dr. Wessely and the present writer. Mitteis and
Gradenwitz discuss various legal points arising out of the Oxyrhynchus papyri,
and H. C. Muller examines the unique example of a deed of emphyteiosis,
published in the second volume of the British Museum Catalogue. Zereteli
raises the question of national types of writing among the Greek papyri;
but beyond the well-known fact that a Latin type of hand is sometimes
recognizable, it is difficult to carry the inquiry far. Xiexeck contributes
the results of an examination of the Berlin ostraka, and Mommsen some
notes on the Egyptian monetary system.

Among smaller publications may be mentioned a collection of the receipts
given by the corn-commissioners for corn paid into their granaries, which
have been edited by Mr. Goodspeed.19 The receipts come from Karanis,
and are nearly all of the year 158-9. Forty-three are reprinted from the
Berlin TJrkunden, Avhile ninety-one are published for the first time.
Prof. Vitelli makes a beginning of the publication of a collection of papyri
recently acquired by the Ita]mn_Society for the encouragement of classical
studies, by editing a long contract for a loan of money in a.d. 153, at
Hermopolis.20 On this text Dr._Wessely founds a discussion of the
lexcqmmissoria pignorum, and illustrates it by a Eainer papyrus of
a.d. 229, showing the increasing stringency of the procedure against
defaulting debtors.21

A few articles based upon papyri (as distinct from mere reviews of
publications of papyri, which this Report does not ordinarily notice) may
be mentioned. M. Seyrnour de Bicci adds yet another to the bibliographies
of the papyrus literature which have recently become rather plentiful, by
inaugurating a bulletin p apyrologigue which is to appear every six months
in the Bevue des Etudes Grecques.-'2 The first number takes the
beginning of 1900 as its point of departure, and summarizes all subsequent
publications connected with papyri (including reviews), besides giving a
selected list of the more important volumes of earlier date. Dr. Wessely
has published a study of the e^pto-ty,-3 which was formerly supposed to
be a process of selection of recruits for military service, but is now known
to apply also to the scrutiny of those who claimed to belong to the
privileged class of kcLtoocoi, who were exempt from the payment of poll-tax.
He reviews all the available data, but does not carry the analysis of them
much further than had already been done in the second volumes of the
British Museum Catalogue and the Oxyrhynchus Papyri. A volume is
devoted by Prof. Dziatzko'^ to the discussion of the methods of book-
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