Skip to comments.Papyrus Research Provides Insight...Job Training, Prayer...Dream Interpretation in the Ancient World
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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Talking through a paper ping.
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