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date: 20 August 2019

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This article begins with a brief characterization of the Greek spoken and written in Roman Egypt. It then considers the stages and social aspects of Greek education, the range of the period's literary papyri and what they reveal about the tastes and identities of their readers, and finally the literary and scholarly life of Roman Alexandria.

Keywords: Greek language, Roman Egypt, social aspects, Greek education, literary life

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