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Ancient Alexandria: Original Documents from Ancient Alexandria

"Original documents from Ancient Alexandria! Wish it were true? It is true.On this web site we at UC present a work in progress: a translation with introduction and notes of all documents from ancient Alexandria that survive on papyrus. There are hundreds such documents – even thousands. Just imagine a stack of such texts from ancient Rome or Athens – the whole world would be all over it! A similar project was undertaken for the documents found on the island of Elephantine in southernmost Egypt (B. Porten ed., The Elephantine Papyri in English, 1996), so why not for Alexandria on the other, Mediterranean, end?"

Author(s):  van Minnen, Peter
Format:  Website