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By Roger S. Bagnall, Giovanni R. Ruffini

This quantity offers 455 inscribed pottery fragments, or ostraka, discovered in the course of NYU’s excavations at Amheida within the western barren region of Egypt. the bulk date to the overdue Roman interval (3rd to 4th century AD), a time of swift social switch in Egypt and the traditional Mediterranean regularly. Amheida used to be a small place of business, and the total booklet of those short texts illuminates the function of writing within the day-by-day lives of its population. the topics coated through the Amheida ostraka comprise the distribution of nutrients, the management of wells, the industrial lives of population, their schooling, and different facets of existence ignored in literary resources. The authors offer a whole advent to the technical elements of terminology and chronology, whereas additionally situating this significant proof in its old, social and neighborhood context.
 
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Tkele) - appears in an account listing shipments of wood and chaff, 17. Also appears in the Kellis agricultural account book. Τπακ(ε) (Tpake) - appears in multiple well tags, 125, 156 and 165, including as a hydreuma pmoun. Also appears as a village alone in texts from Kellis. Τσαμεν (Tsamen) - appears in well tag 98. Tsamen seems likely to be the same as the Pmoun Tsalem which appears with Pmoun Osire in the unpublished Trimithis ostrakon inv. 13223, from the 2008 season. Τσαταρσε (Tsatarse) - appears in well tag 109.

There is additional, although inexact, support for placing this Serenos in the middle of the century in two unpublished Kellis papyri, one from Serenos to Alexandros and one from Alexandros to Serenos. " Given the connection with Serenos, it is very likely that this is the Philippos of our first ostrakon. The archaeological context of these letters, like that of most of the published Kellis letters, is to be assigned to the middle or third quarter of the fourth century. Kellis 27, dated ca. 309-324, could be the same as that of the other texts, particularly if the identification of Valerius Herculanus as a praeses of ca.

30 A graffito in the temple area found in 2005 was written by Horigenes son of loannes. 31 We (like J. D. Thomas, cf. 100) accept the interpretation of the text by R. P. Salomons quoted in the first edition but not accepted by the editor. Kellis 198. Waqf. Douch 107 is proposed. ) No date is given in the Kellis papyrus. Kellis 27. That would give an early date for Serenos. But this is very insecure, as only the end of the name survives in the unpublished text. The date of the papyrus can, however, hardly be later than 324/5, as the editor observes, because the use of the nomen Valerius for officials disappears, in favor of Flavius, once Constantine gets control of Egypt in 324.

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