Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1903-1904

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Pkogbess of Egyptology.

The remaining text-publications are of small size. Mr. Goodspeed37
publishes the texts of forty-two Greek ostraka from three different
collections in America, with brief notes. Two are Ptolemaic (121 and
120 b.c.), seventeen beloDg to the first century after Christ, twenty-one
to the second, and two to the third. M. Seymour de Eicci is responsible
for three publications: a Greek inscription28 of the sole reign of
Berenice III. (81-8.0 b.c.), containing an honorary decree of Aphroditopolis,
communicated by M. Dattari; some additional readings39 in Amherst
Pap. 27, a Latin papyrus of the period 294-302 ; and a Latin manumission
of a slave,30 dated a.d. 221, and written on two wooden tablets now in the
collection of Lord Amherst of Hackney. The last is the only extant
specimen of such a document in Latin ; it was originally inscribed on
wax on the inner surface of the tablets, but fortunately it was also
written in ink on the outer surfaces, as the wax has almost wholly
disappeared. De Bicei's publication is very complete, and includes a
facsimile of the tablet, and another of a fragment of a tablet at Oxford,
of a.d. 147.

Besides papyri and ostraka, there are inscriptions to be considered, of
which the publications, though not numerous, are important, consisting as
they do of another instalment31 of Strack's collection of Ptolemaic
inscriptions (twenty-two in number), and of the first volume of Ditten-
berger's edition of selected Greek inscriptions from the East.33 The
Egyptian section of this valuable work contains the inscriptions of the
Ptolemaic period, freshly edited and annotated; those of the Soman period
will follow in the next volume.

In connection with text-publications it will be convenient to mention
a series of notes by Wilcken on the documents of the Eoman period in
the two volumes of Grenfell and Hunt's Greek Papyri and the second
volume of the British Museum Catalogue.33 These notes (which in the
latter case partially absorb and correct those of Grenfell and Hunt, Cronert34
and others) are based on a re-examination of the originals, and, though
not always certain, must be consulted by those who use the volumes in

The articles, other than text-publications, which have appeared during
the year include several which are of some note. The largest is unques-
tionably Wessely's treatise on the topography of the Fayum in the Greek
period,35 in which, following in most respects the model of his previous
treatises on Arsinoe, Karanis, and Socnopaei Nesus, he gives a catalogue
of all the localities hitherto known by name, with full references, and also
places them, as far as the evidence admits, in their proper geographical
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