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Tradition und Transformation—Einblicke in die Verwaltung des römischen Ägypten nach den demotischen Urkunden

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As is known, was introduced with the conquest by Alexander the Great in Egypt, the Greek as the administrative language. However, the language of the victors ousted the Egyptian not completely out of the bureaucracy, there continued to be used Demotic both Ptolemaic and Roman times to the lower levels of government. Therefore, a comprehensive picture of the administration can draw only on the basis of administrative documents in both languages. During the Greek and Ptolemaic time demotic material has been the subject more or less extensive studies, the Roman period documents found little consideration because so far there are actually published material only a few localities. Currently, the native of Soknopaiou Nesos documentation alone can be called actually meaningful material base, from other places only sporadically administrative texts have been available. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: Alexander the Great; Egypt; Ptolemaic period; Soknopaiou Nesos



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