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320 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198835318

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Village Life in Roman Egypt

Tebtunis in the First Century AD

Micaela Langellotti

  • Presents the first detailed study of the life of Tebtunis, an Egyptian village within the Roman Empire
  • Founded on primary material from an archive unparalleled in antiquity, with over two hundred historical documents attesting a wide range of transactions made by the villagers over defined periods of time
  • Provides a model of village society that can be used to understand the majority of the population within the Roman Empire who lived in eastern and more Hellenized provinces