Item description for Perspectives on Panopolis: An Egyptian Town from Alexander the Great to the Arab Conquest (Papyrologica Lugduno-Batava) by A. Egberts, B..P. Muhs, J. Van Der Vliet, Brian Paul Muhs & Joep Van Der Vliet...
Panopolis, the modern town of Akhmim in southern Egypt, was in Graeco-Roman times an important religious and cultural centre. Its gigantic temple was a stronghold of traditional Egyptian religion. In late antiquity it became a major centre of Hellenistic literature and learning and, at the same time, of Coptic monasticism. The sources for Graeco-Roman Panopolis are numerous and diverse. They not only include numerous texts of all genres in various scripts and languages, but archaeological artefacts too. This volume brings together 17 contributions, dealing with epigraphy, both hieroglyphic and Greek, Greek papyri, Demotic funerary texts, Coptic literature and local monastic architecture. It seeks to conjure up a vivid picture of a world marked by profound religious and cultural change, without neglecting the heuristic problems which these various sources pose.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 9" Height: 11.5" Weight: 2.5 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2002
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004117539 ISBN13 9789004117532
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