Hidden Words, Hidden Worlds: The Lexicon of the Documentary Papyri and the «Revitalization» of the Past towards the Future


A thorough lexical study based on the evidence of documentary papyri can be crucial in the effort to throw new light on material and socio-cultural aspects of the ancient world, especially when combined with other sources such as the archaeological artefacts. This integrated and interdisciplinary approach can unlock fresh ways to re-construe the past and leads to reflect on new possible tasks of papyrology in future.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i99788883051760p192

Keywords: Documentary papyri; Lexicography; Material culture

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