This volume contains editions of sixty-five Greek, Demotic, Coptic and Arabic texts from Egypt, contributed as a token of friendship and respect by forty-six of Klaas Worp’s colleagues and co-authors upon his retirement from the Papyrological Institute of the University of Leiden in August 2008. The contents are as diverse as Klaas Worp’s own wide range of interests, and provide a vivid impression of life and culture in Graeco-Roman Egypt. The texts are written on papyrus, potsherds, parchment, paper and wood. They include both literary and documentary papyri and ostraca, and date from the third century BC to the eleventh century AD. They are published fully, most for the first time, with transcriptions and translations, and are accompanied by photographs.
Francisca A.J. Hoogendijk, Ph.D. (2008) in Papyrology, University of Leiden, is staff member of the Papyrological Institute of the University of Leiden. She has published Greek papyri and ostraca and is responsible for compiling the
Berichtigungsliste der griechischen Papyrusurkunden.
Brian P. Muhs, Ph.D. (1996) in Egyptology, University of Pennsylvania, is staff member of the Papyrological Institute of the University of Leiden. He has published on Demotic and Greek papyri and ostraca, and on the history of Pharaonic and Graeco-Roman Egypt.
The variety of the texts included in the book is impressive, and they contribute relevant new information to literary, religious, and material culture as well as political, administrative, social and economic aspects of the Graeco-Roman and Byzantine world." Daniela Colomo in
All those interested in Greek, Demotic, Coptic and Arabic Papyrology and Graeco-Roman Egypt, including classical scholars, and those studying the history of ancient economies, societies, law and religions.