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The Coinage of Roman Egypt  

Angelo Geissen

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Feb 2012
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Nov 2012
Already under the Ptolemies, the coinage of Egypt circulated in a closed currency system: foreign money had to be exchanged for the local currency at the borders, and Egyptian currency ... More

The Coinage of the Ptolemies  

Catharine C. Lorber

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Feb 2012
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Nov 2012
The coinage of the Ptolemies stands apart from other royal Hellenistic currencies in interesting respects, including the prominence of gold and bronze coins vis-à-vis silver and the role ... More

The Coptic Tradition  

Anne Boud'hors

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Oct 2012
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Nov 2012
This article presents an overview both of the contents of Coptic literature and of the general questions within which it unfolds. The discussions cover the importance of the Bible; the ... More

Egypt  

Jacke Phillips

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
Ancient Egypt essentially encompassed some 1,180 kilometers of the Nile Valley where the river fans out into multiple branches and ultimately reaches the Mediterranean Sea. The ancient ... More

Egypt  

Arietta Papaconstantinou

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Oct 2012
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Nov 2012
This article discusses Egypt in Late Antiquity. Egypt in this period was associated with monasticism, administration, taxes, the Apions, Dioskoros, Alexandria and Coptic art, and has often ... More

Egypt  

Joseph G. Manning

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Feb 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter examines the history of, and the important factors that contributed to, state formation in ancient Egypt during the period from around 3500 BCE to the end of the Ptolemaic ... More

Egypt in Roman Visual and Material Culture  

Caitlín Eilís Barrett

This review article addresses current controversies and opportunities in research on the roles, uses, and meanings of “Egypt” in ancient Roman visual and material culture. Accordingly, the ... More

Egyptian Law, Saite to Roman Periods  

Sandra Lippert

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Feb 2016
This article treats the development of the Egyptian legal system from the Saite to the Roman period (664 BCE to about 150 CE). It addresses the much-disputed question of whether one can ... More

Egyptian Religion and Magic in the Papyri  

Willy Clarysse

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
The first section of this article discusses traditional religion, looking at the Ancient Egyptian worldview, mummification and afterlife, and the role of the temples in economy and ... More

Egyptian—Ptolemaic (Hieroglyphs)  

Dieter Kurth

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Mar 2017
After a concise introduction, the chapter considers texts of varying length as examples of the literature that was written in hieroglyphs during the period of Roman rule in Egypt. The ... More

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