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date: 18 September 2019

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Papyrology has a long tradition of broader inquiry and historical synthesis that extends all the way back to the days of Wilcken. Nor has the process itself of writing history from the papyri altogether escaped inquiry and discussion, with Peter van Minnen and Roger Bagnall making the most important contributions in recent years. This article has been written in conscious dialogue with their criticisms, prescriptions, and conclusions. Those who work with the material remains of Graeco-Roman Egypt are in a unique position among scholars of antiquity: the evidence is such that a much wider range of methods and approaches is available.

Keywords: Wilcken, papyrology, Roger Bagnall, Peter van Minnen, Graeco-Roman Egypt

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