- Written Media in Antiquity
- Reception: The Case of Babylonian Literature
- Colonialism, Colonization: Roman Perspectives
- Against Roman Rule: Rabbinical Writing as a Genre of the Defeated
- Egyptian—Ptolemaic (Hieroglyphs)
- Gothic Literature
- Languages of the Iberian Peninsula
- Judaeo-Aramaic (Talmud)
- Mandaic Literature
Abstract and Keywords
Coptic literature was born together with the Coptic language in Roman Egypt, around the third century, inside the Christian Church. It developed following the exigencies of the Church, together with a parallel literature in Greek: after biblical translations, and Gnosticizing (and Manichaean) treatises, homilies, canons, historical, and monastic texts were produced. After the Chalcedonian crisis, Coptic texts acquired a new autonomy, replacing Greek texts and supporting the life of the anti-Chalcedonian Church.
Tito Orlandi Full Professor of English Language and Literature Coptic, then the scientific sector "Egyptology and Coptic antiquities," at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Rome - La Sapienza, Department of Historical and Religious .
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