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Latin Relics in a Greek Egypt

Project description

Documenting the cultural and political authority of Rome in Late Antique Egypt

The EU-funded LAREGRE project aims to study all Egyptian documentary papyri that include passages in the Latin language, dating between the 4th and 7th centuries AD. The documents to be studied include all forms of text, ranging from mere characters and words to phrases and scripts. The documents total about 400, and they will be investigated in the larger framework of Late Antique Egypt as well as the Late and the Eastern Roman Empire, hoping to answer a key question: How did the central government use the Latin language in the Egyptian provinces to enhance its power and authority? The employed methodologies will combine papyrological and palaeographical analyses on the manuscripts.

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Net EU contribution
€ 251 002,56
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Franklin Street 1111 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 165 265,92