In city of the sharp nosed fish greek lives in roman egypt weidenfeld and nicolson peter parsons has revealed some of what the papyri have to tell us he is fully qualified for such a work he is a professor of greek and a lecturer in papyrology at oxford as well as the former head of the oxyrhynchus papyri project. Between 1896 and 1907 the british egypt exploration fund employed bernard grenfell 1870 1926 and arthur hunt 1871 1934 to lead excavations in the egyptian village of el behnesa the site of the classical city of oxyrhynchus sharp nosed fish with a view to discovering papyri from the citys christian period when it was said to have been home to tens of thousands of monks and nuns. City of the sharp nosed fish greek lives in roman egypt and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Peter j parsons jump to navigation jump to search in 2007 he was awarded the john d criticos prize by the london hellenic society for his book city of the sharp nosed fish greek lives in roman egypt selected works city of the sharp nosed fish greek lives in roman egypt london weidenfeld nicolson. What they found was the entire life of a flourishing market town oxyrhynchos the city of the sharp nosed fish encapsulated in its waste paper the total lack of rain in this part of egypt had preserved the papyrus beneath the sand as nowhere else in the roman empire
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