Family Archives from Elephantine. The Evidence from the Ostraka


The majority of Greek ostraka from Egypt, and from Elephantine in particular, are tax receipts. The huge number of names which come up in these texts provide the opportunity to reconstruct family archives enhancing our knowledge of various aspects of the prosopography and sociology of Elephantine. Two small families are documented here through one already known, and three newly published ostraka from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i99788883051760p896

Keywords: Ostraka; Elephantine; small family archives

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