Reading Papyri, Writing Ancient History
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Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
The ancient Mediterranean world brought to us by Herodotus, Thucydides and Tacitus is one of politics, war and the power elite of Greece and Rome. There was another ancient world, in which ordinary people made a living, sold land, ran their towns and sued one another. This is the world that the papyri bring to life; this book is about how they do so. Reading Papyri, Writing Ancient Historydemonstrates how historians can put together information from scattered and often badly damaged documents to build up a picture of the society, economy and culture of the multicultural and multilingual world of antiquity. Through discussion of contemporary historical work on the documents, Roger Bagnall More...
|The Culture of Papyrus|
|Ancient and Modern Choices in Documentation|
|Particular and General|
|Time and Place|
|Continuity and Renewal|
|Works Cited in the Text and Notes|
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