Greek Papyri

Greek Papyri : An Introduction

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Historians, classicists, and archeologists will welcome Professor Turner's lucid introduction to the field of Greek papyrology. The relatively recent rediscovery of Greek (and Latin) texts on papyrus has made possible greatly improved editions of classic works and has provided a deeper understanding of life in classical times. Professor Turner considers papyrus as a writing material, goes on to the problems of excavating for papyri, editing a papyrus text, determining its author and owners, and so on. He discusses the relation of papyri to Greek literature as well as to various types of non-literary documents, and he assesses various contributions papyri have made to ancient history. A list of the principal editions of papyri is included. Originally published in 1968. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions.
The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 152 x 235 x 13.46mm | 340g
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • 0691622825
  • 9780691622828
  • 76,914

Table of contents

*Frontmatter, pg. i*Preface, pg. v*Contents, pg. xi*List of Plates, pg. xii*I. Writing Materials and Books, pg. 1*II. The Rediscovery of Papyrus, pg. 17*III. Excavating for Papyri: The Organization of their Study, pg. 25*IV. Place of Origin and Place of Writing: The Geographical Distribution of Finds, pg. 42*V. How a Papyrus Text Is Edited, pg. 54*VI. The Persons who Owned the Papyri in Antiquity, pg. 74*VII. Papyri and Greek Literature, pg. 97*VIII. Types of Papyrus Document, pg. 127*IX. The Principal Editions of Papyri, pg. 154*NOTES TO CHAPTERS I-VIII, pg. 172*NOTES ON THE PLATES, pg. 189*PLATES, pg. 191*GENERAL INDEX, pg. 209*MAPS, pg. 238
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