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The research of historic legislation has blossomed in recent times. In English on my own there were dozens of reports dedicated to classical Greek and Roman legislation, to the Roman felony codes, and to the felony traditions of the traditional close to East between many different subject matters. criminal files written on papyrus started to be released in a few abundance via the tip of the 19th century; yet even after big book background, felony papyri haven't bought due realization from felony historians. This booklet blends the 2 frequently precise juristic scholarly traditions, classical and Egyptological, right into a coherent presentation of the felony records from Egypt from the Ptolemaic to the past due Byzantine sessions, all translated and followed by way of professional remark. the quantity will function an creation to the wealthy criminal assets from Egypt within the later levels of its old heritage in addition to a device to check felony records from different cultures.

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5a). Oxy. xii 1458, ad 216/7). Politai, more numerous than Roman citizens at the start of the Roman period, but still restricted in number, were associated with four specially designated poleis: in chronological order of foundation, Naukratis, Alexandria, Ptolemais, and Antinoopolis. Even though citizens of these poleis played a significant role in the country’s administration, society, 17 19 18 Montevecchi (1988: 436–39). See Mélèze Modrzejewski (1989). BGU v 1210 (Theadelphia, after ad 149), especially articles 38–53.

On the supposed “Jewish” law in Ptolemaic Egypt, see Mélèze Modrzejewski (2001). The acknowledgement of the receipt of a satisfactory price in Demotic sale contracts may have been 16 1 Historical framework an independent language of legal instruments was in decline by the late Ptolemaic period. 36 It was in Paris that Eugene Revillout (1843–1913) established Demotic law as a field of investigation, although his rapidly produced studies, at a time when the language and script were not as well known as they are now, are on the whole unreliable by modern standards.

An excellent overview of Schiller’s career is provided by Stein, P. (1986). For Seidl, see Rupprecht (1989). 1 below). 39 In the second half of the twentieth century it has been the work of P. W. 40 At the same time studies like those inspired by Pestman have reduced the traditional gap between papyrology (in the limited sense of Greek papyrology) and Demotic studies and indicated that a full picture of the legal world of the Ptolemaic period (especially) requires mastery of both sets of evidence in combination.

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