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These Shreds, Guardians of Human Memory: Papyrus and Culture in Late Antiquity

Inaugural Lecture delivered on Thursday 7 January 2016

Traduction de Liz Libbrecht

Papyrology, which burgeoned in the nineteenth century after the discovery of thousands of papyri in Egypt, consists in the study of Greek and Latin texts written on a transportable medium (papyrus, clay potsherds, wooden tablets or parchment). While inscriptions and literary sources can render a normative, idealized and sometimes deformed image of individuals, papyri – no matter how fragmented they may be – take us into their daily lives, thus making possible the archaeology of cultural pr...


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  • Éditeur : Collège de France
  • Collection : Leçons inaugurales
  • Lieu d’édition : Paris
  • Année d’édition : 2018
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 20 novembre 2018
  • EAN électronique : 9782722605008
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.cdf.5807
Nicolas Grimal
Introduction
Jean-Luc Fournet
These Shreds, Guardians of Human Memory: Papyrus and Culture in Late Antiquity

Inaugural Lecture delivered on Thursday 7 January 2016

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