The Demography of Roman Egypt
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Demography of Roman Egypt by Roger S. Bagnall
Book DescriptionThe traditional demographic regime of ancient Greece and Rome is almost entirely unknown; but our best chance for understanding its characteristics is provided by the three hundred census returns that survive on papyri from Roman Egypt. These returns, which date from the first three centuries AD, list the members of ordinary households living in the Nile valley: not only family members, but lodgers and slaves. The Demography of Roman Egypt has a complete and accurate catalogue of all demographically relevant information contained in the returns. On the basis of this catalogue, the authors use modern demographic methods and models to reconstruct the patterns of mortality, marriage, fertility and migration that are likely to have prevailed in Roman Egypt. They recreate a more or less typical Mediterranean population as it survived and prospered nearly two millennia ago.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521025966
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roger S. Bagnall
Encyclopedia of Ancient History, Hardback (November 2012)
This ambitious 13-volume reference work is a comprehensive print and electronic resource for the history of the ancient world. It covers the entire Mediterranean world including the Near East and Egypt and spans the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE.
Everyday Writing in the Graeco-Roman East, Paperback (April 2012)» View all books by Roger S. Bagnall
Most of the everyday writing from the ancient world - that is, informal writing not intended for a long life or wide public distribution - has perished. This title argues that ordinary people - from Britain to Egypt to Afghanistan - used writing in their daily lives far more extensively than has been recognized.
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