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Caranis
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[German version]

(Καρανίς; Karanís). Important Greek settlement (κώμη) on the northern edge of the  Fayum, now Kom Ausīm; founded in the early Ptolemaic period and abandoned again in the 5th cent. AD. Large parts of the town are still well preserved and have been carefully excavated; among these are two temples. From C. come c. 5,000 Greek Papyri and Ostraka, mostly from Roman times (2nd-3rd cents. AD).

Bibliography

A. Calderini, s.v. Karanis, Dizionario dei nomi geografici e topografici 3, 1978, 70-79

R. Alston, Soldier and Society in Roman Egypt…

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Jansen-Winkeln, Karl (Berlin), “Caranis”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 30 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e608900>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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