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Flinders Petrie Papyri: With Transcriptions, Commentaries and Index, 3 Volume Set (John P Mahaffy J. G. Smyly) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2013) 9781108068024
Flinders Petrie Papyri: With Transcriptions, Commentaries and Index, 3 Volume Set (John P Mahaffy J. G. Smyly) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2013) 9781108068024
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Title: The Flinders Petrie Papyri: With Transcriptions, Commentaries and Index, 3 Volume Set

Author: Mahaffy, John P J. G. Smyly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2013

Paperback; ISBN: 9781108068024

Volumes: 3; Pages: 1016

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A pioneering Egyptologist, Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942) excavated over fifty sites and trained a generation of archaeologists. A great many of his publications have been reissued in this series. In the 1890s, the Irish scholar Sir John Pentland Mahaffy (1839-1919) took the lead on the considerable task of cataloguing, transcribing and commenting on the Greek papyri found by Petrie in mummy cartonnage on recent digs in Egypt. This three-volume collection is the result. The texts, comprising private correspondence, legal records, petitions and many other types of document, reveal a great deal about life in Egypt in the third century BCE. Volume 1 (1891) contains thirty autotype reproductions of key examples. Volume 2 (1893) contains eighteen reproductions, while Volume 3 (1905), largely the work of J. G. Smyly, contains seven autotypes in addition to a review by Mahaffy of the entire project and its scholarly reception.Table of ContentsVolume 1: Additions and correctionsIntroductionPlates 1-30Index. Volume 2: IntroductionPlates 1-18IndicesAppendixPlates 1-3. Volume 3: Note on method of publicationPrefaceAddenda et corrigendaIntroductionThe documentsAppendixIndicesTable of correspondencePlates 1-7.
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