This chapter catalogues the ostraka found at the Trimithis site, providing translations and commentary where possible in order to flesh out the minutiae of the day-to-day life of its former inhabitants. Items for study include lists and accounts, ration accounts, well tags, memoranda, receipts, letters, orders, notes, writing exercises, jar inscriptions, among others. Descriptions are provided as to the physical nature of the ostraka themselves, such as the medium of the texts (fabric, pottery, and so on), as well as the nature of the information that can be gleaned from the text itself (abbreviations, grammatical considerations, fragmented or missing text, etc.).
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