Thousands of texts, written over a period of three thousand years
on papyri and potsherds, in Egyptian, Greek, Latin, Aramaic,
Hebrew, Persian, and other languages, have transformed our
knowledge of many aspects of life in the ancient Mediterranean and
Near Eastern worlds. The Oxford Handbook of
Papyrology provides an introduction to the world of these
ancient documents and literary texts, ranging from the raw
materials of writing to the languages... more...