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Papyrus Research Provides Insight...Job Training, Prayer...Dream Interpretation in the Ancient World
University of Cincinnati ^ | November 30, 2011 | M.B. Reilly

Posted on 11/30/2011 9:19:14 AM PST by decimon

A University of Cincinnati-based journal devoted to research on papyri from Egypt sheds light on job training, prayer, dream interpretation and belief in magic in the ancient world.

Education, jobs, religion and even the cultural effects of bilingualism were as topical in the ancient world as they are today.

All of these topics and more are featured in translations of ancient papyrus in the University of Cincinnati-based journal, “Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists,” due out Dec. 2.

The annually produced journal, edited since 2006 by Peter van Minnen, UC associate professor and head of classics, features the most prestigious global research on papyri, a field of study known as papyrology. (Papyrology is formally known as the study of texts on papyrus and other materials, mainly from ancient Egypt and mainly from the period of Greek and Roman rule.)

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs; papyrus

1 posted on 11/30/2011 9:19:17 AM PST by decimon
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To: SunkenCiv

Talking through a paper ping.

2 posted on 11/30/2011 9:20:23 AM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Note: this topic is from 11/30/2011.

Blast from the Past.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

Thanks decimon.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.

3 posted on 09/22/2012 2:48:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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