Checklist of papyriological sources
- A detailed bibliography of Greek and Latin Papyri, Ostraca and Tablets

Main Editions
- The most important sources used in this study

English Translations
- The translations referred to in the table.

Some secondary material
- Some discussions of this material which is referred to

Useful Websites


 

 

 


English Translations:

Archer 1990

Leone J Archer Her price is beyond Rubies: The Jewish Woman in Greco-Roman Palestine (JSOTSup 60, Sheffield, Sheffield Academic Press, 1990)

Berkeley U WWW

Berkeley Digital Library
APIS searchable database
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/APIS/form.html

DJD.XXVII

Cotton, Hannah M. and Yardeni, Ada, Aramaic, Hebrew and Greek documentary texts from Nahal Hever and other sites: with an appendix containing alleged Qumran texts , Discoveries in the Judaean Desert; 27 (Oxford, Clarendon, 1997

Eshel 1996

Eshel, Esther, and Kloner, Amos, "An Aramaic Ostracon of an Edomite Marriage Contract from Maresha, Dated 176  b.c.e." (Israel Expl.J.46, 1996, 1-22)

Grenfell 1902-76

Grenfell, Bernard P., Hunt, Arthur S. and Smyly, J. Gilbart, eds., The Tebtunis papyri, University of California publications. Graeco-Roman archaeology; 1-4 (London; New York: H. Frowde, Oxford university press [etc.], 1902-1976)

Griffith 1909

Griffith, F.L., Catalogue of the Demotic papyri in the John Rylands Library, Manchester: with facsimiles and complete transcriptions. Vol 3: Key-list, translations, commentaries and indices (Manchester: University Press, 1909)

Horsley 1983

Horsley, G.H.R., ed., New documents illustrating early Christianity, vol. 3 (North Ryde: The Ancient History Documentary Research Centre Macquarie University, 1983)

Hunt 1959-70

Hunt, A.S., Edgar, C.C.,eds., Select papyri, The Loeb classical library; no. 266, 282, 360 (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press; London: Heinemann, 1959-70)

Ilan 1996

Ilan, Tal. "Notes and Observations on a Newly Published Divorce Bill from the Judean Desert" (HTR 89 (1996) 195-202

Instone-Brewer 1999

Instone-Brewer, D., "Jewish Women Divorcing their Husbands in Early Judaism: The Background to Papyrus Sie'elim 13" (HTR 92, 1999, 349-57)

Lewis 1989

Lewis, Naphtali; Yadin, Yigael; Greenfield, Jonas C., eds., The Documents from the Bar Kokhba period in the Cave of Letters: Greek papyri (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society: Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Shrine of the Book, 1989)

Llewelyn 1992

Llewelyn, S.R., ed., New documents illustrating early Christianity, vol.6 (North Ryde: The Ancient History Documentary Research Centre, Macquarie University, 1992)

Michigan U WWW

University of Michigan Papyrus Collection
APIS searchable database
http://www.hti.umich.edu/a/apis/search.html

Oxyrhynchus
Grenfell, Bernard P., Hunt, Arthur S. et al., eds., The Oxyrhynchus papyri (London: Egypt Exploration Fund, 1898-)

Porton 1986

Porten, Bezalel & Yardeni, Ada. Textbook of Aramaic documents from Ancient Egypt, vol.1-3, letters: newly copied, edited and translated into Hebrew and English (Jerusalem, Hebrew University, 1986-96)

Spiegelberg 1907

Spiegelberg, W., Der Papyrus Libbey; ein agyptischer Heiratsvertrag [(Schriften der Wissenschsftlichen Gesellschaft in Strassburg, 1)] (Strassburg, 1907). ET Papyrus Libbey; an Egyptian marriage contract.(Toledo Museum of Art)

Rabinowitz 1953

Rabinowitz, Jacob J "Marriage Contracts in Ancient Egypt in the Light of Jewish Sources".(HTR 46 (1953)

Sirat 1986

Sirat, Colette, Cauderlier, P., Dukan, M., Friedman, C., eds., La Ketouba de Cologne: un contrat de mariage juif à Antinoopolis, Papyrologica Coloniensia; 12 (Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, 1986)

Tcherikover 1957-64

Tcherikover, Victor Avigdor, with Fuks, Alexander, eds., Corpus papyrorum Judaicarum, 3 vols, (Cambridge: Published for Magnes Press, Hebrew University [by] Harvard University Press, 1957-64)

Welles 1959

Welles, C.Bradford, O.Fink, Robert, and Gilliam, J.Frank, eds., The Excavations at Dura-Europos conducted by Yale University and the French Academy of Inscriptions and Letters Final Report 5,part 1: The parchments and papyri (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1959)

Yadin 1994

Yadin, Yigael, Greenfield, Jonas C., and Yardeni, Ada, "Babatha's Ketubba" (IEJ 44 (1994) 75-101

Yale U WWW

The Yale Papyrus Collection
http://inky.library.yale.edu/WWWpapyrus.htm

Papyri Editions

Archiv

Periodical: Archiv fur Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete. Published annually by BSB B.G. Teubner Verlagsgesellschaft, Leipzig, 1901-

BGU

Aegyptische Urkunden aus den Königlichen (later Staatlichen) Museen zu Berlin, Griechische Urkunden. Berlin.

ChLA

Bruckner, A., Marichal, R., et al. eds., Chartae Latinae Antiquiore (Basel, Dietikon-Zurich 1954-)

Chr.M

L. Mitteis and U. Wilcken, Grundzüge und Chrestomathie der Papyruskunde, II Bd. Juristischer Teil, II Halfte Chrestomathie. (Leipzig-Berlin 1912)

Chr.W

L. Mitteis and U. Wilcken, Grundzüge und Chrestomathie der Papyruskunde, I Bd. Historischer Teil, II Halfte Chrestomathie. (Leipzig-Berlin 1912)

CPR

Wessely, C. et al. eds., Corpus Papyrorum Raineri. (Vienna 1895-)

DJD

Discoveries In The Judaean Desert of Jordan eds. D. Barthelemy, M. Baillet, J.T. Milik, R. de Vaux et al. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1955-)

DJD.II

Roland de-Vaux, Jozef T. Milik & Pierre Benoit, Discoveries in the Judaean Desert, II: Les grottes de Muraba'at (Oxford, Clarendon 1961)

DJD.XXVII

Cotton, Hannah M. and Yardeni, Ada, Aramaic, Hebrew and Greek documentary texts from Nahal Hever and other sites: with an appendix containing alleged Qumran texts , Discoveries in the Judaean Desert; 27 (Oxford, Clarendon, 1997

Pap.Amst.40

Llewelyn, S.R., ed., New documents illustrating early Christianity, vol.6 (North Ryde: The Ancient History Documentary Research Centre, Macquarie University, 1992) pp. 1f

Pap.Choix

Bingen, J. et al. eds., Choix de papyrus grecs: Essai de traitement automatique (Université de liège, L aboratoire d'Analyse Statistique des Langues Anciennes, 1968).

Pap.Colon.12

Sirat, Colette, Cauderlier, P., Dukan, M., Friedman, C., eds., La Ketouba de Cologne: un contrat de mariage juif à Antinoopolis, Papyrologica Coloniensia; 12 (Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, 1986)

Pap.Flor

Pintaudi R., et al. eds., Papyrologica Florentina. (Florence. 1976-)

P.Athen

Petropoulos, G.A., ed., Papyri Societatis Archaeologicae Atheniensis (Athens 1939)

P.Babatha

Lewis, Naphtali; Yadin, Yigael; Greenfield, Jonas C., eds., The Documents from the Bar Kokhba period in the Cave of Letters: Greek papyri (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society: Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Shrine of the Book, 1989)

P.Bon.

Montevecchi, O. ed., Papyri Bononienses (Milan 1953)

P.Cair.Masp

Maspero, J. ed., Papyrus grecs d'époque byzantine, Catalogue général des antiquités égyptiennes du Musée du Caire (Cairo 1911-16)

P.Chr.Dem

Revillout, E., ed., Chrestomathie Démotique, 3 vols, (Paris, 1880)

P.CtYBR

Yale U WWW, The Yale Papyrus Collection
http://inky.library.yale.edu/WWWpapyrus.htm

P.Dura

Welles, C.Bradford, O.Fink, Robert, and Gilliam, J.Frank, eds.,The Excavations at Dura-Europos conducted by Yale University and the French Academy of Inscriptions and Letters Final Report 5,part 1: The parchments and papyri (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1959)

P.Eleph

Aegyptische Urkunden aus den königlichen Museen in Berlin: Griechische Urkunden, Sonderheft. Elephantine-Papyri, ed. O. Rubensohn. Berlin 1907.

P.Eleph.Aram

Porten, Bezalel & Yardeni, Ada. Textbook of Aramaic documents from Ancient Egypt, vol.1-3, letters: newly copied, edited and translated into Hebrew and English (Jerusalem, Hebrew University, 1986-96)

Cowley, A E. Aramaic Paryri of the Fifth Century BC (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1923), UL 820.1.c.90.1)

Kraeling, Emil G. The Brooklyn Museum Aramaic Papyri: New Documents of the Fifth Century B.C. from the Jewish Colony at Elephantine (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1953)

P.Ent

Enteuxeis: Requêtes et plaintes addressées au Roi d'Égypte au IIIe siècle avant J.-C., ed. O. Gueraud. (Cairo 1931)

P.Fam. Tebt

A Family Archive from Tebtunis, ed. B.A. van Groningen. (Leiden 1950)

P.Flor

Papiri greco-egizii, Papiri Fiorentini (Supplementi Filologico-Storici ai Monumenti Antichi). (Milan)

P.Freib

Gelzer, M. et al., ed., Mitteilungen aus der Freiburger Papyrussammlung (Heidelberg 1914-27; Bonn 1986) (Milan)

P.Giss

Griechische Papyri im Museum des oberhessischen Geschichtsvereins zu Giessen, ed. O. Eger, E. Kornemann, and P.M. Meyer. Leipzig-Berlin 1910-1912. Pt. I, nos. 1-35 (1910); Pt. II, nos. 36-57 (1910); Pt. III, nos. 58-126 (1912).

P.Fuad I Univ. (or P.Fuad Crawford)

Fuad I University Papyri, ed. D.S. Crawford. Alexandria 1949. (Publ.Soc.Fuad VIII). Nos. 1-43.

P.Grenf.II

Grenfell, Bernard P. and Hunt, Arthur S., eds., New classical fragments: and other Greek and Latin papyri, Greek papyri: series 2 (Oxford: Clarendon, 1897)

P.Heid

Siegmann, E. et al., eds, Veröffentlichungen aus der Heidelberger Papyrussammlung (Heidelberg 1956-96)

P.Hib

Grenfell, B.P.,Hunt, A.S., eds., The Hibeh Papyri, 2 vols (London: Egypt Exploration Society, 1906-55)

P.Kron

Foraboschi, D., ed., L'Archivio di Kronion (Milan 1971)

P.Libbey

Spiegelberg, W., Der Papyrus Libbey; ein agyptischer Heiratsvertrag [(Schriften der Wissenschsftlichen Gesellschaft in Strassburg, 1)] (Strassburg, 1907). ET Papyrus Libbey; an Egyptian marriage contract (Toledo Museum of Art)

P.Lips

Mitteis, L. ed., Griechische Urkunden der Papyrussammlung zu Leipzig (Leipzig 1906)

P.Lond

Greek Papyri in the British Museum. (London)

P.Lund

"Aus der Papyrussammlung der Universitätsbibliothek in Lund", in Kungliga Humanistiska Vetenskapssamfundet i Lund; Årsberättelse (Lund 1918-57)

P.Masada

Cotton, H.M., Geiger, J., eds., Masada II, The Yigael Yadin Excavations 1963-1965, Final Reports: The Latin and Greek Documents, The Masada Reports (Jerusalem Israel Exploration Society1989).

P.Mich

Michigan papyri ed. Gerald M. Browne (Toronto: Hakkert, 1975)

P.Mil.Vogl

Vogliano, A. et al., eds., Papiri della R. Università di Milano, 7 vols, Università di Milano, Milan 1937-81

P.Mur

Roland de-Vaux, Jozef T. Milik & Pierre Benoit, Discoveries in the Judaean Desert, II: Les grottes de Muraba'at (Oxford, Clarendon 1961)

P.Nims

Nims, Charles Francis, University of Michigan demotic papyri. Papyri from Philadelphia (Uni. of Chicago Thesis, 1937) [for P.Mich.inv.4526]

P.Not

Revillout, M., ed., Notice des papyrus démotiques archaïques et autres textes juridiques ou historiques traduits et commentés à partir du règne de Bocchoris jusqu'au règne de Ptolémée Soter, avec une introduction complétant l'histoire des origines du Droit Égyptien (Paris,1896).

P.Oxy
Grenfell, Bernard P., Hunt, Arthur S. et al., eds., The Oxyrhynchus papyri (London: Egypt Exploration Fund, 1898-)

P.Oxy.Hels
Zilliacus, H., et al. et al., eds., Fifty Oxyrhynchus Papyri Societas Scientiarum Fennica, Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum 63 (Helsinki, 1979)

P.Princ

Papyri in the Princeton University Collections.

P.Ross.Georg

Papyri russischer und georgischer Sammlungen.

P.Ryl

Catalogue of the Greek and Latin Papyri in the John Rylands Library, Manchester. (Manchester 1911-1952) I, Literary Texts, ed. A.S. Hunt. 1911, Nos. 1-61; II, Documents of the Ptolemaic and Roman Periods, ed. J. de M. Johnson, V. Martin and A.S. Hunt. 1915, Nos. 62-456; III, Theological and Literary Texts, ed. C.H. Roberts. 1938, Nos. 457-551; IV, Documents of the Ptolemaic, Roman and Byzantine Periods, ed. C.H. Roberts and E.G. Turner. 1952, Nos. 552-717.

P.Se.13

Ilan, Tal. "Notes and Observations on a Newly Published Divorce Bill from the Judean Desert" (HTR 89 (1996) 195-202. as amended by Instone-Brewer, D., "Jewish Women Divorcing their Husbands in Early Judaism: The Background to Papyrus Sie'elim 13" (HTR 92, 1999, 349-57)

P.Siut

Thompson, H., ed., A family archive from Siut from papyri in the British Museum; including an account of a trial before the Laocritae in the year B.C. 170. Vol 1: Text; Vol 2: plates (Oxford, 1934)

P.Stras

Griechische Papyrus der kaiserlichen Universitäts- un Landesbibliothek zu Strassburg, ed. F. Preisigke (Leipzig)

P.Tebt

Grenfell, Bernard P., Hunt, Arthur S. and Smyly, J. Gilbart, eds., The Tebtunis papyri, University of California publications. Graeco-Roman archaeology; 1-4 (London; New York: H. Frowde, Oxford university press [etc.], 1902-1976)

P.Vars

Papyri Varsovienses, ed. G. Manteuffel, L. Zawadowski and C. Rozenberg. Warsaw 1935. (Universitas Varsoviensis, Acta Facultatis Litterarum I). Nos. 1-49 papyri; 50-53 ostraca. [Rp. CG 1974 with addendum by Z. Borkowski] Second series in "P apyri e collectione Varsoviensi. Series nova," ed. G. Manteuffel in JJurPap 2 (1948) 81-110. Nos. 1-8. Texts reprinted SB VI 9372-75

P.Yadin.18,37

The Documents from the Bar Kokhba period in the Cave of Letters: Greek papyri eds. Naphtali Lewis, Yigael Yadin and Jonas C. Greenfield (Israel Exploration Society: Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Shrine of the Book, 1989)

P.Yadin.10

Yadin, Yigael, Greenfield, Jonas C., and Yardeni, Ada, "Babatha's Ketubba" (IEJ 44 (1994) 75-101

PSI

Papiri greci e latini (Pubblicazioni della Società Italiana per la ricerca dei papiri greci e latini in Egitto), eds. G. Vitelli, M. Norsa et al. (Florence, ??)

SB

Sammelbuch griechischer Urkunden aus Ägypten, herausgegeben im Auftrage der Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft in Strassburg, ed Friedrich Preisigke et al. (Strassburg: K. J. Trübner, 1915- )

Stud.Pal (or SPP)

Wessely, C., et al. eds., Studien zur Palaeographie und Papyruskunde (Leipzig 1901-1924)

 

 

Some important secondary material

 

Arnaoutoglou 1995
Arnaoutoglou, I. (1995) 'Marital Disputes in Greco-Roman Egypt,' JJP 25 : 11-28.

Archer 1990
Archer, Leone J., Her price is beyond Rubies: The Jewish Woman in Greco-Roman Palestine (JSOTSup 60, Sheffield, Sheffield Academic Press, 1990)

Bagnall 1994
Bagnall, R.S., & Frier, B.W. (1994) The Demography of Roman Egypt (Cambridge).

Cotton 1994
Cotton, Hannah "A Cancelled Marriage Contract from the Judaean Desert (XHev/Se Gr.2)" (J Roman Studies 84 (1994) 64-86)

Horsley 1983
Horsley, G.H.R., ed., New documents illustrating early Christianity, vol. 3 (North Ryde: The Ancient History Documentary Research Centre Macquarie University, 1983)

Katzoff 1995
Katzoff,R., "Hellenistic Marriage Documents," in M. Geller & H. Maehler, ed., Legal Documents of the Hellenistic World (London 1995) 37-45

Llewelyn 1992
Llewelyn, S.R., ed., New documents illustrating early Christianity, vol.6 (North Ryde: The Ancient History Documentary Research Centre, Macquarie University, 1992)

Lüddeckens1960
Lüddeckens, Erich, Ägyptische Eheverträge (Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1960)

Montevecchi 1936
Montevecchi, Orsolina, "Ricerche di sociologia nei documenti dell' Egitto greco-romano", Aegyptus 16 (1936) 3-83.

Montevecchi 1973
Montevecchi, Orsolina, La papirologia, Manuali universitari. 1: Per lo studio delle scienze dell'antichità (Torino: Società editrice internazionale, 1973)

Pestman 1961
Pestman, Pieter Willem, Marriage and Matrimonial Property in Ancient Egypt: A contribution to establishing the legal position of the woman, Papyrologica Lugduno-Batava v.9 (Leiden: Brill, 1961)

Pestman 1990
Pestman, P. W., The New Papyrological Primer (Leiden: E J Brill, 1990)

Rabinowitz 1953
Rabinowitz, Jacob J "Marriage Contracts in Ancient Egypt in the Light of Jewish Sources". Harvard Theological Review 46 (1953) 91-7

Rupprecht 1998
Rupprecht, H.-A. (1998) 'Marriage Contract Regulations and Documentary Practice in the Greek Papyri,' SCI 17 : 60-76.

Scheidel 1994
Scheidel, W. (1994) 'Incest Revisited : Three Notes of the Demography of Sibling Marrige in Roman Egypt,' BASP 32 : 143-155.

Schremer 1998
Schremer, Adriel, "Divorce in Papyrus Sie'elim 13 Once Again: A reply to Tal Ilan" (HTR 91 (1998) 193-202)

Yiftach 1997
Yiftach, U. (1997) 'The Role of the Syngraphe "compiled through the Hierothytai" - A Reconsideration of W. Schubart's Theory in Light of a recently published Alexandrian Marriage Contract (P.Berol.inv 25423),' ZPE 115 : 178-182.

Wolff 1939
Wolff, Hans Julius, Written and unwritten marriages in Hellenistic and Postclassical Roman law, Philological Monographs of the American Philological Association; no. 9 (Haverford, Pa.: American Philological Association, 1939)

 

Useful Websites

The Jewish National and University Library's collection of 1200+ ketubbot
Digital images and bibliographic details. These date from 1000 CE to the present. They also have divorce certificates, but not yet on the web.

 


 

List of Marriage & Divorce documents