Aegyptus

Roger Rémondon (1923-1971)

ROGER RÉMONDON (1923-1971) A French papyrologist and historian. His specialties were Greek papyrology, with Coptic and Arabic on the side, and the history of Greco-Roman Egypt, especially Christian and Byzantine Egypt, with particular attention to economic, social, fiscal, military, administrative, and ecclesiastical questions. His works include “L’Acte de cautionnement byzantin P. Varsov. 30” (Chronique d’Egypte …

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Atris

ATRIS A village on the left bank of the Rosetta branch of the Nile, in the markaz (district) of Imbabah, Minufiyyah, not far from Bani Salamah, 45 miles (73 km) northwest of Cairo. The existence of a monastery in or near this village is attested by the Chronicle of JOHN OF NIKIOU (second half of …

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Friedrich Bilabel (1888-1948)

FRIEDRICH BILABEL (1888-1948) A German papyrologist. He was a professor at Heidelberg and edited nearly 150 papyri, including Coptic and Arabic papyri, publishing Griechische, koptische und arabische Texte zur Religion und religiösen Literatur in Ägyptens Spätzeit, with A. Grohmann (Heidelberg, 1934) and Zwei Urkunden aus dem bischöflichen Archiv von Panopolis in Ägypten (Heidelberg, 1935). He …

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Apocryphal Literature

APOCRYPHAL LITERATURE Properly speaking, this consists of the so-called Old Testament pseudepigrapha. The Old Testament books called “apocryphal” by Protestants and “deuterocanonical” by Roman Catholics were until recently included in the biblical canon of the Coptic church. Only at the beginning of the twentieth century and by order of CYRIL V (1874-1927) were the following …

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Annona

ANNONA A term for Egypt’s annual wheat crop during Roman times. A substantial part of the annona was destined to feed the people of Rome (annona civica, annona urbis). In economic terms, the contribution Egypt had to furnish after its conquest by the Romans in 30 B.C. was of paramount importance, as the shipments from …

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Aphrodito

APHRODITO A large town on the left bank of the Nile to the south of Asyut, 31 miles (50 km) away, and to the southwest of Tima. In the middle of the Roman empire and even in the Byzantine period and at the beginning of the Arab era, it was the capital of a nome …

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