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Belief and cult in fourth-century papyri /
by Malcolm Choat.
imprint
Turnhout : Brepols ; Sydney : Ancient History Documentary Research Centre, 2006.
description
xiv, 217 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
2503513271 (pbk.)
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imprint
Turnhout : Brepols ; Sydney : Ancient History Documentary Research Centre, 2006.
isbn
2503513271 (pbk.)
catalogue key
6033081
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [188]-212) and indexes.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Malcolm Choat lectures and researches in the Ancient History Documentary Research Centre and the Department of Ancient History, at Macquarie University, Sydney.
Summaries
Long Description
This study examines the terms and features in the Greek and Coptic documentary papyri from 4th-century ce Egypt which bear on religious beliefs. These include onomastics, formulaic expressions, invocations of particular deities, the way the name of God is written, titles of officials, and linguistic choice. Here a new narrative of the development of late-antique religious vocabulary and scribal practice is found.
Main Description
This study examines the terms and features in the Greek and Coptic documentary papyri from fourth-century CE Egypt which bear on the religious beliefs of their scribes, composers, senders, and recipients. These include onomastics, formulaic expressions, invocations of particular deities, the way the name of God is written, titles of officials, and linguistic choice. Where previous studies have often found predicative criteria and clear-cut boundaries, here a new narrative of the development of late-antique religious vocabulary and scribal practice is found in the ambiguity and the confluence of religious traditions which the papyri reveal.
Table of Contents
Series Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Abbreviations and Conventionsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Time and Spacep. 5
A Context for the Search for Belief and Cultp. 10
Languagep. 30
Direct Identificationp. 43
Onomasticsp. 51
The Casual Appearance of Cult Officialsp. 57
Citation, Allusion, Echo, and Coincidencep. 74
Scriptural Quotations or Echoes in Fourth-Century Papyrip. 74
Words and Conceptsp. 84
Greeting, Prayer, Devotion, and Farewellp. 101
Crosses in the Marginsp. 114
Nomina Sacrap. 119
'Those who think differently'p. 126
Conclusions, Future Directionsp. 135
Papyrus Letters from Egypt, III/IV-IV/Vp. 150
Coptic Documentary Papyri Mid III-Early Vp. 178
Bibliographyp. 188
Indicesp. 213
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