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-Eoman 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-
Moellendoi-ff10 from the Bulletin de la Societe archeologiqne, one being a
dedication by the Jews of a synagogue to the welfare of {yirep) 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 Fayum, of the middle of the third century ; they are similar in
form to a class of those published by Wilcken and by Grenfell aud 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 epigraphique de VBgypte romaine, which has been
undertaken by M. de Eicci. The two instalments hitherto published13 in-
clude 151 inscriptions published between 1896-1902. For the P.i_l
period the same work is in the very competent hands of Prof. Stv E.
having already dealt with the discoveries previous to 1899, nov = "
forty-eight inscriptions which have come to light since that date.1'- E_
dedicatory inscription from Abydos, of the age of Philopator, E ^
published by Prof. Petrie,20 and M. Maspero21 has published the ii E_
found near Memphis to which allusion was made in last year = £
(No. 20). Its probable date is b.c. 217-6. From a forj=~"
M. de Eicci has ingeniously recovered the text of an authentic ii = o
not otherwise known, apparently from the Thebaid.22 -

Turning from texts to articles based upon them, the first class o: =~
to be noticed is that of bibliographies. Ten years ago, when th E >"' x
was founded by Mr. Griffith, it was the only publication which E~

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to give a survey of each year's harvest of Greek and Latin papy = ^
works connected with them. Within the last few years, howeve =" C ~.
to the advantage of students of papyri, several bibliographies haviE-1" O f
on foot, on a larger scale and aiming at a completeness (thr=- >
inclusion of reviews of publications, popular articles, and other n E-^
less importance) which this Eeport does not claim. The fulles1=-
(including as it does a good deal of information which is m EJP ^ ^
bibliographical) is the Bulletin Papyrologique of M. Seymour (E. (3 ®
which continues to do the greatest credit to his zeal, cm -
knowledge of the subject. The two instalments of it which havt E_
within the past year contain, in addition to descriptions of all i E m hzjj |




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