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Amheida IOstraka from Trimithis, Volume 1$
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Roger S. Bagnall and Giovanni R. Ruffini

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814745267

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814745267.001.0001

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(p.13) Introduction
Amheida I

Roger S. Bagnall

Giovanni R. Ruffini

NYU Press

This introductory chapter lays out the scope of the study; which includes the 455 ostraka (a number that includes jar inscriptions and one bone) found throughout the Trimithis site, two particular houses within the area, and the texts found on the hill which stood the Temple of Thoth. These findings are a major contribution to our understanding of the economic, social, political, and cultural situation of the area’s inhabitants. They also offer significant information about the geography, institutions, and onomastics of Trimithis as a whole. In addition, the chapter provides an analysis of the stratigraphy of each room designated in the study, as well a table showing brief descriptions of all contexts from which ostraka have come.

Keywords:   ostraka, Trimithis, Temple of Thoth, stratigraphy, geography

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