Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1902-1903

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Graeco-Boman Egypt.


obtaining payment for his professional services ; the recalcitrant debtor is
a man. Presumably further publications will follow as the result of
M. Jouguet's excavations.

Of texts on other materials than papyrus, brief mention may be made of
a handful of Alexandrian inscriptions, repeated by Prof, von Wilamowitz-
Moellendorff10 from the Bulletin de la Societe archeologique, one being a
dedication by the Jews of a synagogue to the welfare of (vnep) the king,
Euergetes, and his queen. Another inscription belongs to a sun-dial, of
which it explains the use. M. Jouguet17 publishes twenty-eight ostraka
from the Fayiim, of the middle of the third century ; they are similar in
form to a class of those published by Wilcken and by Grenfell and Hunt,
and M. Jouguet proposes a new explanation of them, namely, that they are
notes of the issue of grain from the public granaries. The work of students
of inscriptions from Egypt will be facilitated in future by a new department
of the Archiv, a Bulletin e'jngraphique de VEgypte romaine, which has been
undertaken by M. de Eicci. The two instalments hitherto published13 in-
clude 151 inscriptions published between 1896-1902. For the Ptolemaic
period the same work is in the very competent hands of Prof Strack, who,
having already dealt with the discoveries previous to 1899, now collects
forty-eight inscriptions which have come to light since that date.1" A brief
dedicatory inscription from Abydos, of the age of Philopator, has been
published by Prof. Petrie,20 and M. Maspero21 has published the inscription
found near Memphis to which allusion was made in last year's Eeport
(No. 20). Its probable date is b.c. 217-6. From a forged vase
M. de Eicci has ingeniously recovered the text of an authentic inscription
not otherwise known, apparently from the Thebaid.22

Turning from texts to articles based upon them, the first class of writings
to be noticed is that of bibliographies. Ten years ago, when this Eeport
was founded by Mr. Griffith, it was the only publication which purported
to give a survey of each year's harvest of Greek and Latin papyri, and of
works connected with them. Within the last few years, however, greatly
to the advantage of students of papyri, several bibliographies have been set
on foot, on a larger scale and aiming at a completeness (through the
inclusion of reviews of publications, popular articles, and other matters of
less importance) which this Eeport does not claim. The fullest of these
(including as it does a good deal of information which is not strictly
bibliographical) is the Bulletin Papyrologique of M. Seymour de Eicci,2'5
which continues to do the greatest credit to his zeal, energy, and
knowledge of the subject. The two instalments of it which have appeared
within the past year contain, in addition to descriptions of all manner of
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