Papyrology
(2,257 words)

Abstract

Papyrology is the study of ancient texts written on papyrus. Before the invention of paper making, papyrus was the writing material in Classical antiquity. Most papyrus texts have been found in Egypt; they are written in Greek and date from the period 330 BCE – ca 800 CE (divided into the Ptolemaic, Roman and Byzantine-Arabic periods). They are uniq…

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Klaas Worp, “Papyrology”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 23 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000269>
First published online: 2013



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