Identifiers and Identification Methods in the Ancient World

Identifiers and Identification Methods in the Ancient World : Legal Documents in Ancient Societies III

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This volume provides a survey of how people were identified in ancient
cultures around the Mediterranean, from Mesopotamia and Egypt to Greece
and Rome. Rather than discussing the identifiers themselves, the
contributions focus on the selection of elements such as names,
genealogy, titles, or ethnics, as well as on legal confirmation of
identity in the form of witnesses, seals or signatures. The varying
socio-onomastic and legal conventions illustrate intense cultural
exchange as well as regional traditions in the Ancient World, and this
collection of papers will be of interest to both social and legal
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Product details

  • Hardback | 286 pages
  • 167.64 x 243.84 x 20.32mm | 703.07g
  • Peeters Publishers
  • Leuven, Belgium
  • English
  • New
  • 9042929839
  • 9789042929838
  • 2,831,773

Review quote

..".this is a helpful book that will provide a quick overview of all possible identifiers in various regions and time periods." --Arthur Verhoogt, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2015.08.13
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