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Aegypto Capta: Augustus and the Annexation of Egypt  

Friederike Herklotz

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
This article discusses the Ptolemaic legacy and Egyptian independence; the annexation of Egypt; and the first Roman prefects in Egypt. In contrast to earlier changes of ruler, the ... More

Age and Health  

Walter Scheidel

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Jun 2012
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Roman Egypt is the only part of the ancient world where documentary evidence for the age composition of the general population has survived. Pertinent information is provided by extant ... More

Alexandria  

Marjorie S. Venit

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Jun 2012
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Distinguished in the first century bce as 'the first city of the civilized world', Alexandria still wore the accolade 'crown of all cities' as late as the fourth century bce. After Egypt's ... More

Archaeology in the Delta  

Penelope Wilson

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Jun 2012
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This article reviews archaeological studies in the Nile Delta. It discusses problems of archaeological work in the Delta; previous work in the Delta; current research and survey; survey and ... More

The Archaeology of the Fayum  

Paola Davoli

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Jun 2012
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This article discusses the archaeology of the Fayum region, covering land reclamation projects; discoveries and archaeological excavations; layout of Graeco-Roman settlements; and houses of ... More

Between Egypt and Meroitic Nubia: The Southern Frontier Region  

László Török

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Jun 2012
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The First Nile Cataract, an outcrop of the granite bedrock, interrupts the course of the Nile and creates many small islands between Philae and Syene, ancient Swnw ('Trade'), modern Aswan. ... More

Between Water and Sand: Agriculture and Husbandry  

Katherine Blouin

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Jun 2012
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Over the past twenty years, the topic of agriculture and husbandry has been of rising interest among historians and archaeologists of the ancient Mediterranean, and notably of Roman Egypt. ... More

Christianity  

Malcolm Choat

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Jun 2012
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This article discusses Christianity in Egypt from its origins down to the martyrdoms under Diocletian in the early fourth century. It looks at three key areas: the establishment of the ... More

City of the Dead: Tuna el-Gebel  

Katja Lembke

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Jun 2012
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This article begins with an overview of the history of excavations and exploration at Tuna el-Gebel. It then discusses the site of Tuna el-Gebel; the necropolis of Tuna el-Gebel before ... More

Classical Architecture  

Donald M. Bailey

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Jun 2012
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This article looks at the evidence for classical architecture in stone in the urban centres of Middle Egypt, including one new Greek city and three metropoleis. These are Antinoopolis, the ... More

Coping with a Difficult Life: Magic, Healing, and Sacred Knowledge  

Jacco Dieleman

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Jun 2012
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This article reviews the various methods that private individuals employed in Roman Egypt to secure protection and assistance from supernatural entities in their daily lives. The strategies ... More

Coptic  

Malcolm Choat

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Coptic denotes both a written and a spoken stage of the Egyptian language. In scribal terms, it refers to the last written stage of the ancient Egyptian language, when the Egyptians finally ... More

The Eastern Desert and the Red Sea Ports  

Jennifer Gates‐Foster

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Jun 2012
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This article offers an overview of current scholarship on the Eastern Desert and highlights some of the contributions that this material makes to our understanding of Roman Egypt more ... More

Egyptian Cult: Evidence from Temple Scriptoria and Christian Hagiographies  

Martin Andreas Stadler

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This article begins with a discussion of the Egyptian cult and Roman rule. It then covers practitioners of religion and cult; cult and magic; the reality of the temple cult in Roman ... More

Egyptian Hieroglyphs  

David Klotz

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This article discusses the sources for Egyptian hieroglyphs, language and epigraphy, and 'Egyptomania' in Egypt and Rome. Egyptian scribes continued to compose lengthy and stylistically ... More

Egyptian Temples  

Martina Minas‐Nerpel

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Jun 2012
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This article focuses on architecture, decoration, and certain questions of cult topography. In a rather smooth transition from the Ptolemaic to the Roman period, Egyptian temples continued ... More

Families, Households, and Children  

Myrto Malouta

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More than any other part of the Roman empire, Egypt offers data such as census returns, contracts, and tax receipts that reveal much about family relationships and household structures — ... More

Funerary Artists: The Textual Evidence  

Maria Cannata

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Evidence suggests that the cost of wrapping and decorating a mummy was an expensive enterprise, and considering the wide range of people involved and the materials required, one would ... More

Funerary Religion: The Final Phase of an Egyptian Tradition  

Martin Andreas Stadler

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Jun 2012
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This article discusses Egyptian funerary religion during the Roman period. During this period, there was a greater diversity of modes in which individuals could be commemorated and at the ... More

Government, Taxation, and Law  

Andrea Jördens

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Jun 2012
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This article discusses government, taxation, and law in Roman Egypt. The most striking feature of the Egyptian provincial government remains its overall structure, in particular the ... More

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