Greek, Demotic and Coptic Papyri and Ostraca in the Leiden Papyrological Institute


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This volume contains the first edition of 66 papyri and ostraca in the collection of the Leiden Papyrological Institute. The texts are dated between the third century BCE and the eighth century CE and originate from Egypt. They include two Demotic literary papyri (one of which is written in Hieratic script), 19 Demotic ostraca, 44 Greek documentary papyri and one Coptic ostracon. All texts are published with transcription, translation, commentary and colour photographs.

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Francisca A.J. Hoogendijk, MA in Classical Languages and Culture (1980) and PhD in Greek Papyrology (2008), both Leiden University, is University Lecturer in Greek Papyrology at the Leiden Papyrological Institute. She has published Greek papyri from various collections and has been co-ordinator of the Berichtigungsliste der griechischen Papyrusurkunden aus Ägypten.

Joanne Vera Stolk, MA in Ancient History (2011), KU Leuven, MA in Linguistics (2012), Leiden University, and PhD in Classics (2015), University of Oslo, is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Ghent University. She has published on the Greek language of the papyri and works on papyrus editions from various collections.
With contributions of A. Almásy-Martin, E. Chepel, N. Dogaer, W.J. van Duijn, A. Free, A. Hamberg, K. Jażdżewska, G.A.J.C. van Loon, Q. Mauer and J.F. Quack
Table of Texts
Abbreviated Literature
Editorial Notation

Text Editions

Demotic Literary Papyri (Texts 1–2)
Demotic Ostraca (Texts 3–21)
Greek Documentary Papyri (Texts 22–65)
Coptic Ostracon (Text 66)


Index of Words in Demotic Texts
Index of Words in Greek Texts
Index of Words in Coptic Text
Index of Sources
Institutes of papyrology, academic libraries, specialists in and students of papyrology, Egyptology, classics, and ancient history, including history of law, history of religion, history of economics.
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