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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by the officials at the storehouses who received the com, Jouguet as notes
by the same officials of the issue of the corn, while Preisigke regards them as
receipts given by the carriers who conveyed the corn from the storehouses.
Another aspect of the corn question is dealt with by Bostowzew,40 who
describes from the papyri the several stages in the assessment and collection
of the corn due from the cultivators to the state, and its transport to
Alexandria. Articles of a miscellaneous character include one by Prof.
Nicole50 on the record in a Geneva papyrus of a.d. 142-3 of a certain piece
of land having belonged formerly to " King Ptolemy " ; another,51 by the
same, on an example of a clay seal of a strategus attached to one of those
peremptory orders to the local magistrates {irpea^vrepot and ap-^ecpoSoL)
to send up an accused person for trial, of which several other examples
exist; and a short article by Wilcken 52 arguing that the name Osorapis
has nothing etymologically to do with that of Sarapis (the o of the first
name not being transmutable into the a of the second), although the two
deities were ultimately amalgamated. Finally, a series of notes 53 by one
whom all students of papyri must always honour, Prof. Lumbroso, must
not be passed over without mention, though the points discussed in them
are too small to be described here at length.

The linguistic side of the papyri is again dealt with by Dr. Moulton
from the special point of view of its bearing on the Greek of the LXX. and
New Testament. The grammatical section of his notes 51 on this subject
appears in the Classical Review, the lexical (which treats of no less than
105 words) in the Expositor.'^ The orthographical features of the papyri are
dealt with at great length in a work by Cronert,50 who, however, is
concerned primarily (but not by any means exclusively) with the papyri of

Lastly, students of palaeography may be referred to the facsimiles
accompanying the Oxyrhynchus volumes, which are well selected and well
executed, though one is always tempted to " ask for more " ; to the index
part of vol iii. of the Berlin publication, which includes facsimiles of
B.G.U. 913, 970, and 1002, dated in a.d. 200, 177, and b.c. 55 (the latter
a very fine and important specimen); to the fine example of Latin cursive
of the fourth century accompanying Bresslau's article in the Archie (No.
20 above); to the complete facsimile of the Berlin Didymus; to the
opecimens of the Leipzig Psalter; to LenePs TJlpian fragments; and to
the second part of the New Palaeographical Society's facsimiles, which
contains a column of the Berlin Tiinotheus-papyrus, and two documents,
also from Berlin, dated in a.d. 441 (a period hitherto almost unrepresented)
and 556 (B.G.U. 609 and 305).
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