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Papyri, Literary
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A. Introduction (CT)

Papyrus was the most important writing material in Antiquity [13]; it was also used for administrative and personal purposes (the so-called documentary papyri) and for the transcription of literary texts by Greeks who had settled in Egypt following the conquests of Alexander the Great. From ca. …

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Harder, Ruth Elisabeth (Zürich) and Harder, Annette, “Papyri, Literary”, 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 17 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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